Broadway show tunes and professional football are about as far away from each other on the activity spectrum as possible.
But if you know anything about Redskins' quarterback Kirk Cousins, he doesn't exactly fit the norm in the most enjoyable way possible. He still drives his trusty conversion van and almost always has a smile, regardless of the previous week's result.
So it should come as no surprise to learn that Cousins, the FedEx Air Player of the Week for Week 12, is also a huge fan of show tunes. During his Wednesday press conference — not shortly after tight end Vernon Davis detailed Cousins' fondness for singing songs from 'Hamilton' in the locker room — Cousins could not contain himself when the subject of musicals was broached.
“I don’t know all the words, but I’m a big Broadway fan,” Cousins told reporters during his weekly press conference on Wednesday.
“I love musical theater. When the Super Bowl was in New York City a couple years ago, I went to a Broadway show and was blown away. I went to the Chicago Theater a lot growing up, and with ‘Hamilton’ now being out I talked to Vernon (Davis), he said he had been, and I said I want to go see that. ... I had seen Rob Riggle's spoof on it. ... so that’s the next one to go see, but I’ve got a long list of offseason musicals to see.
But if you know a bit about Cousins, then you already know his penchant for the stage. In CSNMA's "Going Home" series with Cousins this summer, we got to know a bit more about his artistic background at Holland Christian High School. (Segment gets going at 4:30).
So the real question becomes: What is on Cousins' list of musicals he's seen and wants to see?
"Oh man.," Cousins said, with a gleeful smile across his face. I've seen 'Motown,' I'd love to see 'Lion King,' I'd love to see 'Book of Mormon.' I'd love to see 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' again. I saw it as a kid and loved it. Really, they're all good. I saw 'Jersey Boys' in college. ‘Wicked.’"
Cousins' musical bucket list of sorts is a good one for sure. And although it seems like a short list, Cousins doesn't exactly have a lot of free time on his hands.