Written by SUNNY PATHAK
Thursday, 12 July 2007
Starting his fifth year with the Boatmen, Slotback Michael Palmer had visions of lining-up alongside QB Damon Allen, but that has all suddenly changed.
The Medium had the opportunity to talk with Palmer, a University of Guelph Grad, in the first in a series of profiling Canadian players on the Argonauts.
Q. What was your welcoming moment to the CFL?
A: My first touchdown. Earlier that day I was telling myself I’m gonna get a touchdown and sure enough I did. I remember the play exactly and even looking at the film afterwards, Damon was looking at me the whole time. The defense was playing a cover zero, blitzing, and Damon threw the ball to me. I remember the day, July 21st against Ottawa.
Q. After five years in the CFL, what is your high-light so far?
A: Grey Cup ’04 – for sure! I had my whole family with me, close friends at the game. I had everyone on the field after we won and my sister was making snow angels on the field. I had the Grey Cup in my hands and I passed it to my father and said, “Dad, our family name will now be on the Grey Cup.” He was an all-star but never won when he played. He drank from the Grey Cup first and then me.
Q. One thing people don’t know about you?
A: I know that there is life after football. I love football, I’m focused on football but I know about the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m into business…I’m trying to develop myself as a man of excellence in all aspects of life – family, friendship, business, everything.
Q: Blondes or Brunettes?
A: Brunettes…with nice tanned skin. Yea..that would be it.
Q. Starbucks or Tim Hortons?
A: Tim Hortons
Q. Who in a movie stars as you?
A: It would have to be two different characters from two different movies. Mel Gibson, from Braveheart, as William Wallace and Tom Cruise from The Last Samurai – a combination of those two.
Q. What’s playinng in your CD player right now?
A: Morgan Heritage, Luciano, Jah Cure – conscious reggae and some Christian rock.
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