President Edgeworth’s executive order: free Chick-fil-a?


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During each segment of The Cluster’s “Inside the Den,” hosted on Facebook Live each week, the hosts ask the athlete a four pack of random questions called the “Formidable Four.” These questions are often the most thought-provoking and provide a way to become more familiar with the athletes on a personal level. Check out some of the wild responses from the podcast’s last three weeks.

Mercer men’s basketball’s Desmond Ringer

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If you could play on a team of five with four other players who have ever lived, who would they be?

“My high school starting five. We were killers, man. We were killers… We were kind of like our team right now at Mercer. We all were star players in high school — all had big offers, AAU-wise. We all just wanted to come together to win… We had so much chemistry. We would dunk on so many people.”


If I gave you $500,000 cash and said you could never play basketball (or be involved with basketball) ever again, would you take it?

“No. One million dollars? I might do that… Nah, it’s not enough.”


If your life was a movie, what would it be called?

“Good Times.”

If you had to live on a stranded island, and you can only bring three items (you can’t bring your phone), what would they be?

“I’m bringing a basketball, a picture of my grandmother and my Bible… [My grandmother] is very close to me. She died when I was in the sixth grade, and I miss her a lot, so I just keep her with me wherever I go.”

Mercer baseball’s Danny Edgeworth

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If you could build your dream infield, who would be the players that surrounded you at third base?

“I would want Andrelton Simmons to be my shortstop, because he’s obviously unbelievable. Brandon Crawford right now is my favorite player, and he’s a shortstop, too, but I’d move him over to second. I would take Miguel Cabrera as my first baseman. Either Clayton Kershaw or Noah Syndergaard would be my pitcher.”


If you could play catch with one person — dead or alive — who would it be?

“I would say my dad’s dad, because he was a big baseball fan, and my dad played baseball in college and kind of learned from him. But I’ve never met him before because he passed away before I was born. My dad always tells me, ‘He’d be so proud of you. He’d love to be here right now. He’d love to watch you play.’”


If your life was a movie, what would it be called?

“I think it’d probably be called ‘Dedge’ . . . That’s my nickname. Everybody from high school calls me that, and only my closest friends here do . . . I think it’d be about us going to Omaha. That’d be a cool story.”


If you were President Edgeworth for one day, what would your executive order be?

“Free Chick-fil-a. Executive order for free Chick-fil-a for everybody on Fridays. I think we could get a lot of people behind that.” #Edgeworth2020

Mercer women’s lacrosse’s Haleigh Wurzel

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If you could eat dinner with three other people (alive or dead), who would they be? And what would the meal be?

“Filet Mignon with mashed potatoes and gravy. And probably broccoli with a nice red wine — like a blend. [I would probably eat with] Odell Beckham Jr. is one. I’m a big Giants fan . . . Probably Chrissy Teigen. And probably, honestly, J.K. Rowling.”


If your life was a movie, what would it be called?

“I don’t know, but it would be a comedy — like a, ‘Oh, poor her’ comedy. ‘She falls all the time.’”


If you could only use one word to describe yourself, what would it be?

“Goofy. Pretty cool. Neat. Like a cool neat. Like, not really ‘cool,’ but ‘neat.’”


You were just given $10 million. What is the first thing you do with it?

“Put it in my bank account. Nah, I’m just playing. I would buy myself a car . . . Not like a really cool one. Probably like a bigger Nissan. My mom drives a Pathfinder, and I really like it.”