PressBox caught up with Ravens linebacker Josh Bynes about his favorite guilty food, his favorite sports star growing up, his favorite thing about Baltimore and more.

PressBox:What’s your favorite guilty food?

Josh Bynes: Candy. I love me some candy. My wife tries to get me away from it, but I like sweets.

PB: What’s a bucket-list place you’ve never been to? 

JB: Japan, China, like way over there.

PB: Who was your favorite sports star when you were a kid?

JB: That’s hard for me because I loved basketball, football. I’d say Alonzo Mourning and Brett Favre, of course. Back in the day, he was the man.

PB: What was your favorite sports team growing up?

JB: I was a Miami Hurricanes fan. I was all Miami except for the Dolphins. I was a Green Bay Packer fan growing up.

PB: If you weren’t an NFL player, what job would you have?

JB: I would probably own my own youth development center for underprivileged kids, try to bring them in and lead them in the right direction in life.

PB: On a scale from 1 (terrible) to 10 (awesome), how good of a cook are you?

JB: I’m a great cook. My wife actually has a food blog for places we travel and eat, because we’re foodies. But I also cook in the offseason, so I always tell guys, ‘Hey, offseason now, when it comes, my Instagram’s gonna be lit, because I’m going to be having recipes and pictures of food.’ I like to cook a lot.

PB:What’s your favorite movie of all time?

JB: I don’t have a favorite movie, but my favorite genre of movie is horror. I love scary [movies]. My wife doesn’t watch those kinds of movies, so I watch them mostly by myself.

PB: What do you like to do on an off day?

JB: If my family is here, I spend time with them, go to lunch with my wife. I look forward to spending time with my wife and the kids.

PB: What TV show are you binge-watching?

JB: Right now we love “Below Deck.” It all depends on the season. Some fall shows are ending and we gotta wait ‘til the spring. Oh, and “Power.” Gotta have “Power.”

PB: What’s your favorite thing about Baltimore?

JB: It’s just the culture here. People believe in hard work. … People are always trying to improve themselves each and every day, and as a team, we’re trying to improve each day. It’s such a humble place and that’s what I love about Baltimore.

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Issue 260: December 2019 / January 2020  

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