“You really have to be a student of life.” – Fitzgerald on why he loves to travel
“You hold onto it for a little bit, but you never beat the game of golf.” – Fitzgerald on why he loves to golf
Thursday Night Football – Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals – Coverage Begins at 7:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – November 9, 2017 – NBC Sports begins its Thursday Night Football schedule tonight when the Arizona Cardinals host the Seattle Seahawks in primetime on NBC. Pre-game coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC with Football Night in Arizona, and features a trip across the pond to the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland, where NFL Insider Peter King spent a day on the links with Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald during the offseason.
Fitzgerald is an avid traveler during the offseason, and his trip to Scotland marked the 97th country he has visited in the world.
Liam McHugh hosts pre-game coverage of Football Night in Arizona from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., alongside Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy and two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison.
INTERVIEW: Below are excerpts from King’s interview with Fitzgerald. If used, please note the mandatory credit: “In an exclusive interview airing tonight on Football Night in Arizona.”
PETER KING WITH LARRY FITZGERALD
Peter King: “Of all of the hobbies you could have picked, you picked travel. Why?”
Larry Fitzgerald: “Because you’re out of your comfort zone. You really have to be a student of life.”
Fitzgerald on why he loves golf: “You see Tom Brady holding the Lombardi Trophy on the podium, and it doesn’t get any better than that. You never can beat the game of golf. You hold onto it for a little bit, but you never beat the game of golf…it gives me something to take my mind off of things. It’s fun to get out and play some of the best venues around the world.”
Fitzgerald on how many total countries he plans to visit: “I think 120 or 130 (countries) is realistic, because I just have that kind of appetite for knowledge and different cuisines and cultures.”
King on traveling to St. Andrews: “Five-thousand miles, eight time zones you came to do this. Was it worth it?”
Fitzgerald: “It’s been absolutely worth it. This has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.”
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–FOOTBALL NIGHT IN ARIZONA–