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Author: NFL Players Association Posted: 2/25/2011
  Live Chat With Larry Fitzgerald (02/25/2011)
3:04
NFL Players Association: 
Thanks for joining our Live Chat With Larry Fitzgerald!

Larry is an All-Pro wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. He is a five-time Pro Bowler and became the youngest receiver in NFL history to record a 100-catch campaign, among his many accomplishments. Off the field, Larry pursues a number of charitable ventures, including the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund and the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund. For more information about Larry, visit his website: www.larryfitzgerald11.com. Larry will take questions from fans in real-time important player issues related to the CBA/lockout, his successful career and much more.

Please write in with questions and comments for Larry Fitzgerald!
Friday February 25, 2011 3:04 NFL Players Association
3:05
[Comment From Mr. Washington Mr. Washington : ]
What would a lockout mean to you?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:05 Mr. Washington
3:06
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I don't think I'm any different from any other player - my job is my livelihood, I want to play. I think it's important for us to hash out our differences and work out a deal that will let us continue to play the most popular game in the United States.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:06 Larry Fitzgerald
3:07
[Comment From Rhonda Rhonda : ]
You are an awesome player and we've enjoyed watching you grow on and off the field. Do you know what your future plans are? Staying with the Cardinals I hope =-)
Friday February 25, 2011 3:07 Rhonda
3:08
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I'm not sure what the future holds, but I enjoy the Cardinals organization and the Arizona fans always treating me well.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:08 Larry Fitzgerald
3:09
[Comment From Ram Ram : ]
Do you think AZ will go after Cam Newton in the draft?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:09 Ram
3:10
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I’m not sure who we’re going to target in the draft. I know we have some needs that we’re going to address in the draft, and our team needs help so hopefully the draft will go well for us. We have the number 5 pick in the draft.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:10 Larry Fitzgerald
3:10
[Comment From George George : ]
How do you think your fans will react if there is a lockout?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:10 George
3:11
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I think the fans would be tremendously disappointed. The ratings continue to go up every year and the popularity is at an all-time high right now. I think it would be hard for the fans to understand the reason for a lockout.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:11 Larry Fitzgerald
3:12
[Comment From Kirby Kirby : ]
I know you work hard to stay in shape. What do you do in the offseason?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:12 Kirby
3:12
Will there be an NFL lockout in 2011?
Yes
 
 ( 40% )
No
 
 ( 60% )
Friday February 25, 2011 3:12 
3:13
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I do a wide range of workouts. I try to work on weaknesses in my conditioning and I also work on vertical speed.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:13 Larry Fitzgerald
3:13
[Comment From Melanie Melanie : ]
Larry, what is your favorite part about having more than 600,000 Twitter followers?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:13 Melanie
3:14
Larry Fitzgerald: 
It’s an honor to have so many people who choose to follow me. It’s also really great that I’m able to talk to my fans daily and get to know them on a personal level much more than I was able to in the past. I’ve been on Twitter for about 2 years now. I'm also on Facebook, so you can find me there too.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:14 Larry Fitzgerald
3:15
[Comment From Sam Sam : ]
How are you preparing yourself for a potential work stoppage?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:15 Sam
3:16
Is Larry Fitzgerald the best wide receiver in the game today?
Yes
 
 ( 94% )
No
 
 ( 6% )
Friday February 25, 2011 3:16 
3:16
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I’m going to continue to work out and do the same things I’ve done every year prior. I hope the season will continue so I will continue to prepare for it to start on time. It's "business as usual" for me as far as offseason preparations.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:16 Larry Fitzgerald
3:17
[Comment From Tim Tim : ]
How high can you jump?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:17 Tim
3:18
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I have a 38-inch vertical. The last time I had it measured was last summer. It may be higher now, but I'm pretty happy with that.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:18 Larry Fitzgerald
3:18
[Comment From Ms. Cabanilla Ms. Cabanilla : ]
What do you consider the most memorable moment in your life?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:18 Ms. Cabanilla
3:19
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I would say it was the first time that my son said, "Dada.” He was about 7 months old. That was one of his first words. One of those things you don't forget.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:19 Larry Fitzgerald
3:19
[Comment From Teresa Teresa : ]
I loved the pictures of you in Jordan. How is your little guy doing?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:19 Teresa
3:21
Larry Fitzgerald: 
He’s doing fantastic… He’s looking forward to taking his first international trip. He’ll get his first stamp in his passport at about 3 years old. Haha...
Friday February 25, 2011 3:21 Larry Fitzgerald
3:21
Larry Fitzgerald: 
My trip to Israel was really an enlightening experience. I was blown away by all the history. I have more than 50 stamps in my passport, with a lot more countries to visit in March.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:21 Larry Fitzgerald
3:22
[Comment From Jason Jason : ]
How have you been keeping in the know with the labor talks happening?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:22 Jason
3:23
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I have a couple of friends - NFLPA leaders Kevin Mawae, Drew Brees, Jay Feely – that I speak to on the phone to figure out what’s going on. If I have a question, I’ll text or call them and they’ll explain the issues.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:23 Larry Fitzgerald
3:23
[Comment From Andy Andy : ]
How much time goes into your hair maintenance?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:23 Andy
3:24
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I would say about 3-4 hours per week - you make time for the things that are important to you. (Even during the hectic NFL season!)
Friday February 25, 2011 3:24 Larry Fitzgerald
3:24
[Comment From Ms. Cabanilla Ms. Cabanilla : ]
How was your skydiving experience in Hawaii?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:24 Ms. Cabanilla
3:25
Larry Fitzgerald: 
It was great – it was the third time I’ve done it. I’m a bit of a thrill seeker. I’ll probably be doing it again soon. The first time, I was pretty nervous. But the second and third times were much easier.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:25 Larry Fitzgerald
3:25
[Comment From Austin Austin : ]
Has the Cardinals organization been open with you during this CBA process?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:25 Austin
3:26
Larry Fitzgerald: 
The team doesn’t really talk to us about it too much – we’re on one side, management is on the other. Our player reps keep us abreast of what’s going on.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:26 Larry Fitzgerald
3:29
[Comment From Old Hickory Old Hickory : ]
What's on your iPod right now?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:29 Old Hickory
3:30
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I like jazz, R & B, rap, gospel. Depends on the day and time of day. If I had to pick one right now, it’d be Common. Not one particular song by him--I like most of his songs.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:30 Larry Fitzgerald
3:30
[Comment From Maddy Maddy : ]
What is your favorite food?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:30 Maddy
3:31
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I eat everything. Only thing I don’t eat is brussel sprouts. I’m about to get some sushi right now. Maybe some Indian food later. My mom used to call me a garbage disposal.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:31 Larry Fitzgerald
3:31
[Comment From Driks Driks : ]
What are your biggest fears?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:31 Driks
3:32
Larry Fitzgerald: 
My biggest fear is failure. I always strive for greatness, but I have a real fear of failure - in everything, not just football. No idea where it comes from, but I’ve always had that fear. That's the one thing that drives me.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:32 Larry Fitzgerald
3:32
[Comment From Christopher Christopher : ]
Who do you think will win the NBA championship?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:32 Christopher
3:32
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I hope the Celtics win. I've gotten to know Kevin Garnett so well from when he was in Minnesota, so I have a personal relationship that makes me want his team to win. I don't really pull for teams in the NBA; I pull for players that I'm familiar with or friendly with. I like basketball a lot.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:32 Larry Fitzgerald
3:33
[Comment From Brian Brian : ]
If there was something you want to improve, on what is it?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:33 Brian
3:33
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I would like to be able to improve my top-end speed and my quickness, so I can get in and out of my cuts and separate from defenders better.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:33 Larry Fitzgerald
3:34
[Comment From TimTim: ]
When was your first NFL touchdown?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:34 Tim
3:35
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I remember my first TD in NFL against the 49ers. It was like Week 6 out there in San Francisco.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:35 Larry Fitzgerald
3:35
[Comment From Hollie Hollie : ]
Who's your favorite college football team?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:35 Hollie
3:35
Larry Fitzgerald: 
Pitt!
Friday February 25, 2011 3:35 Larry Fitzgerald
3:35
Larry Fitzgerald: 
And the University of Southern Cal, I like that school too.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:35 Larry Fitzgerald
3:35
[Comment From TimTim: ]
What was a hobby of yours as a kid?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:35 Tim
3:35
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I loved playing chess.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:35 Larry Fitzgerald
3:36
[Comment From Paul Paul : ]
Besides you, who is in your top 5 WRs in the game today?
Friday February 25, 2011 3:36 Paul
3:37
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I’m friends with everybody so I can’t choose ... I try to keep myself in there as best I can. I'm not good at ranking them.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:37 Larry Fitzgerald
3:39
Which side of the CBA negotiations are you on, as a fan?
Owners
 
 ( 5% )
Players
 
 ( 74% )
Neither
 
 ( 21% )
Friday February 25, 2011 3:39 
3:39
Larry Fitzgerald: 
I truly appreciate all the support throughout my career. I will continue to try to raise my level of play and my bar year in and year out, and strive for greatness on and off the field. I love you all. For anybody that's not following me, follow me on Twitter: @LarryFitzgerald.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:39 Larry Fitzgerald
3:40
NFL Players Association: 
Thank you for joining our Live Chat With Larry Fitzgerald! Be sure to check back at NFLPlayers.com for more live chats with players and former players around the league.
Friday February 25, 2011 3:40 NFL Players Association
3:40
 

 
 
 
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