After today's practice, we spend some time with Chris Wideman to talk suspenders, epic Halloween costumes, Snoop Dogg's birthday and more...
On National Suspenders Day, he talks about how to not wear a belt:
To be honest, I'm not really a belt guy either. I just try to get my pants tailored nice and trim and just try to stay away from the carbs when I can. The key is just to really give it your all every day in the gym and in the weight room and on the ice.
Pick one: suspenders, a pocket watch, a bow tie or a monocle?
I think I'd wear a cummerbund with no bowtie. Just keep it casual but also very classy.
The process behind his epic Pablo Escobar costume:
That was a 4 or 5 hour costume. I had to 2 Walmarts, 3 Halloween stores, I took 2 showers and I actually gave my wig a haircut...that's the first time I've ever done that. A lot of quality time went into that. I don't want to toot my own horn but I thought I was one of the top costumes.
His favourite costume from the player's Halloween party:
You gotta give it to Andrew Hammond. The guy dressed his entire family up like Hulk Hogan. His son isn't even a year old and he's wearing a Hulk Hogan costume. His wife, Marlee, bought in and she was also Hulk Hogan so just an impressive effort by the whole family.
A special birthday shoutout to Snoop Dogg who turns 45 today:
Snoop, if you're out there listening to this, Happy Birthday. 45 but just remember that age is just a number, brother.
Fist video game console he ever owned:
N64. I'm talking Mario Kart, I'm talking Golden Eye: James Bond 007, I'm talking NFL Blitz where you could absolutely assault someone after the whistle…that was insane. Your guy lit up on fire. Diddy Kong racing was a favourite, you could fly the airplanes and hover crafts. What an insane console. Just great stuff.
The video game he's best at:
Call of Duty: Blacks Ops…the first one…almost ruined my life. I was in college and I played a lot of it. I had a girlfriend at the time and she was a "Call of Duty widow". She didn't get the attention that she deserved and if you're out there listening…sorry…