Football is part of what I do. It's not who I am. It doesn't define me. The real Greg Jennings is just like every other person. He has a family he loves. He has hobbies. I'm just a normal person. I don't get grumpy after a loss. It is what it is. It's a game. I'm fortunate enough to play it. I understand losses are a part of it. As long as I can walk off the field and do things I'd normally do with my kids, I'm good. My wife (Nicole) and I met in elementary school. We went to the same middle school, and the connection grew from there and the relationship blossomed. We got together after we graduated high school, but everyone knew she was mine and I was hers. As my wife would like to put it, I'm a perfectionist. But I'm working on that. I'm going more for excellence than perfection. Perfection can get you in trouble. You don't know when you're trying to mold someone into perfection. You can put stress on them. I feel great about the Vikings. I feel we have something very special, a unique dynamic to make that special run. I have no ill feelings for anyone over there (in Green Bay, and that includes quarterback Aaron Rodgers, whom he did not identify by name in a recent Pioneer Press story). We're just back and forth. He jokes. I joke. If I had a time machine, I'd like to go back in time to when Jesus walked the earth. I'd like to meet him. I was a "Bobby's World" fan growing up. I liked the intro, how he slid down the rail. If I can be like any superhero, it'd be Superman. He has the ability to fly, and he has laser eyes to burn through things. I enjoyed cereal when I was a kid. Give me Rice Krispies, and I'm good. My mom and dad had a great influence on my life. My dad pretty much took me to everything. They were at everything and supported me 100 percent. I ran track and played basketball. I played shooting and point guard and some at forward. From my sophomore year, I went from 16 points a game to 23 or 24. As a senior, I averaged 28 or 29 points. I wanted to be a professional basketball player. That was my first love, still is my first love. It worked out that football was better. I got recruited in basketball and football. I went with football. It's a 12-man roster in basketball versus a 53-man roster in football. I have four kids, ages 6, 4, 2, and 8 months. The funniest movie ever made? I know one of the funniest movies I've seen is "Pitch Perfect." And "Movie 43" was probably the funniest movie I've seen in a long time.
Vikings' Greg Jennings: 'I'm a perfectionist. But I'm working on that.'
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Jun 22