Broncos’ Receiver Eric Decker Talks Jessie James and the ‘Guilty Pleasure’ Song on His iPod — 2013 NFL Honors Red Carpet
The NFL’s brightest current, former and future stars came out on Saturday night at the 2nd Annual National Football League Honors in New Orleans. Hollywood and NFL luminaries walked the red carpet at the Mahalia Jackson Theater before the signature event which honors the best players and performances during the 2012 season.
We were there for all the inside scoop before the big show. First up: Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker.
You had hoped to be here this week as a player with the Broncos, but as a fan how is it for you to be in New Orleans, a city thatâs been through so much?
Eric Decker: Thereâs no better city to be in than New Orleans with the hospitality and the food and the great people and itâs very exciting. This is my first full Super Bowl I get to experience. Thereâs a lot of people that come out as far as players, fans and thereâs a lot of events going on. Itâs fun to celebrate with what New Orleans has been through and to have everybody here.
Whatâs the guilty pleasure song on your iPod?
Decker:Â ’Hit Me Baby One More Time’ for serious.
On Sundays, what famous woman are you hoping is watching?
Decker: I know this is cliche, but myÂ fiancÃ©e Jessie James.
Whatâs Jessieâs Sunday football game plan?
Decker: For home games, sheâs in the stands. I always make fun of her. Sheâs got her popcorn and beer and a hot dog and sheâs cheering loud. One thing thatâs so awesome about her is how supportive she is. For the away trips, her and some friends get together, sit by the fire and watch the game.
What was your first big splurge purchase after you signed your NFL deal?
Decker: My first treat was a Chevy Tahoe 2009. Still have it, still drive it, still sporting it. That was a big day for me.
Your pick for the Super Bowl?
Decker: Iâve been saying Baltimore. I think itâs going to be a good game, but Iâm going with the Ravens.