Mike Morrison is a 31 year old 206cm center from St Petersburg, Florida that is playing his 9th professional season and first with Semt77 Yalova Belediye Spor (Turkey-TBL). The ex George Mason (NCAA) standout has played in many countries in Europe including for teams like Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (Cyprus-Division A), Joensuun Kataja Basket (Finland-Korisliiga)Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-BBBL), Panevezys Lietkabelis (Lithuania-LKL), s.Oliver Wuerzburg (Germany-BBL), Peristeri GS Athens (Greece-A1) and Mono Vampire Bangkok (Thailand-TBL). He and germanhoops.com came together to give a special Super Bowl LV interview
Mike thanks for talking to germanhoops.com. Where are you at the moment and how is basketball life treating you.
I’m in Yalova, Turkey. Basketball is a blessing as always. Different without the fans though.
Your playing your ninth season overseas. What memories do you have of watching the Super Bowl? Is there a particular Super Bowl that has stood out since you have been here?
2015, The Seahawks throwing an interception instead of giving the ball to Marshawn Lynch Still the worst decision I’ve ever seen!
You were 13 years old when Tampa Bay destroyed Oakland 48-21 in 2003. What memories do you have of that Super bowl from your childhood?
In Florida we LOVE football so this was a huge deal just making it. The whooping we have Oakland was the ending to a perfect season
It’s Super Bowl Sunday. Where will you be watching the Super Bowl and what are you looking forward to the most?
I actually have a Monday game and the football game comes on around 2:30 am here in Turkey. I will have to miss the game so you know I’m sick
What is a typical Super Bowl Sunday meal for you? What would you eat at home and what will you eat this Sunday in Turkey?
I dont have any typical meal, just wings or whatever.
Your from St Petersburg, Florida and are a Tampa Bay Bucs fan. How thrill ed are you that they made the Super Bowl and where did you honestly think they would end up this season in pre season?
We take football pretty seriously so thrilled is an understatement. From the time we got Tom Brady i thought we could win it.
How have you experienced being a Tampa Bay Bucs fan in your life? How difficult has it been for you over the last 20 years being a Bucs fan?
The way i look at it, we won a Superbowl (02 season) this millenium and most teams can’t say that. So it hasn’t been hard at all. We always feel like we have a decent team
The Tampa Bay Bucs play the Kansas City Chiefs. As much as I adore Tom Brady, I don’t think that he will be able to pull out the win. How confident are you that we will see another Tom Brady miracle?
The Chiefs are good, there’s no doubt. But to bet against Tom just isn’t smart. We have just as many weapons and are peaking the right time. Add in the revenge we owe KC and I think we have a chance.
Everyone knows how strong the Kansas City offense is, but Tampa Bay has a great defense. What will Tampa Bay have to do to slow down a Patrick Mahomes?
It’s a simple plan to slow down Ma’homey’. The same plan we had for Brees and Rogers, HIT HIM IN THE MOUTH AGAIN AND AGAIN! Hard to throw the ball from the ground.
Your ex teammate Quantez Robertson said that he will be in contact with you during the Super Bowl and even more if Tampa Bay loses. What kind of a ribbing will Tez get if Tampa Bay wins?
Honestly, Tez is a Bengals fan. His call should get ignored for how bad they have been.
Tom Brady has reached a 10th Super Bowl. Where does Tom Brady stand win or lose on Sunday with the all-time great American athletes?
It’s hard enough to compare players from different positions. To compare players from different sports never made any sense to me. I will say this though, he’s the greatest QB ever. I stopped fighting this fact after the Atlanta come back in Superbowl LIII
Who throws a football farther you or Quantez Robertson and how far do you think will each one be able to throw a football?
I don’t have a deep ball so I will go ahead and give that to Tez. Accuracy is all me though. It wouldn’t shock me if Tez could roll out of bed and throw a 50 yard bomb. We’ve thrown the ball around in Frankfurt before. There’s footage somewhere.
If they made a football movie about you and Quantez Robertson which football players would each guy play?
If there was a movie with us Tez would be the star quarterback and I would be the new guy that came and took his spot. Don’t worry, we become friends at the end of the movie.
What is your favorite football movie?
Remember The Titans is my favorite. But i named my son ‘Boobie’ Miles from the star running back in “Friday Night Lights”
Thanks Mike for the chat.