Brad Childress listed nachos as his favorite food on an NFL questionnaire. Here are several other responses by the Vikings’ first year coach. Last book read: “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell. Best football nickname: Phoenix College Artichokes. Favorite vacation spot: Bonita Springs, Florida. What NFL team did you follow as a child? Chicago Bears.
Favorite sports uniform other than your own: Dallas Cowboys. Best advice ever received: Don’t lose confidence or it will be unanimous! Toughest coach you’ve ever faced and why: Bill Walsh at Stanford—he was way ahead of us Midwesterners, throwing it back then. Greatest team you’ve ever competed against: 1985 Chicago Bears. Most overrated aspect of football: halftime adjustments and pre-game speeches. Most underrated aspect of football: meticulous preparation and attention to detail; the will to prepare to win.