San Diego native and Fox Sports San Diego Girl Katie says the best way to salute and honor the troops this Memorial Day is by “taking the time to participate in one of the many ceremonies at places like the USS Midway or Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.”
As part of her job with Fox, Katie has been lucky enough to engage with out troops at Padres games and even had a chance to visit with our troops when FOX Sports brought “Spring training to the Troops” to Germany this spring.
What would be the ultimate sports meet the military moment in San Diego? “An NFL game played on a Navy ship would be pretty awesome,” Katie said.
And the weather would be just perfect.
Who is your favorite athlete?
Hands down LaDainian Tomlinson. He is a man who possess a great deal of athletic talent and integrity.
Who is your athlete or celebrity crush, and why?
Ryan Reynolds…I love a guy with a good send of humor.
What is your fondest sports memory?
Antonio Cromartie’s unbelievable one handed interception straight from the hands of Peyton Manning!
What sport would you play professionally if you could, and why?
Definitely football so I could show off my touchdown dance 😉
What’s the coolest assignment you’ve worked as a Fox Sports Girl?
When Fox Sports brought spring training to our troops overseas. Not only did I meet some incredible athletes, but I got to personally thank the men and woman who protect our country. It was a once in a lifetime experience that I will remember forever!
It’s no secret that the military is huge to the San Diego community. What’s the best way to spend Memorial Day weekend in San Diego?
Taking the time to participate in one of the many Memorial Day ceremonies at places like the USS Midway or Fort Rosecrans.
Of course there have been basketball games on aircraft carriers and now there is talk of playing a Dolphins game on an aircraft carrier. What sport would you like to see played on a Navy ship?
An NFL game played on a Navy ship would be pretty awesome…just replace the Dolphins with the Chargers and you’re set!
Better Padres uniform: the 1970s all yellow uni or the camo uni?
It’s got to be the camo uni!
Worst fans that invade Petco Park: Dodgers or Giants fans?
I think they are both equally horrible, but that sea of orange really gets me going!
For those fans who haven’t caught a game at Petco, what’s something they shouldn’t miss about a Padres gameday?
Watching a game at the Park at the Park is really a unique experience that’s hard to find at any other ballpark!
Would you give up a year of San Diego weather (say you trade your weather with Minneapolis) for a World Series title?
Ohhh that’s a tough one…but I would have to say yes. It’s our time to shine or in this case freeze 😉
Seriously, is the weather really that great in San Diego?
Heck yeah it is! It’s not called America’s Finest City for nothing!