Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, musician, actor, and big Cincinnati sports fan, Nick Lachey stops by to chat about how he's sending an NFL fan to the Super Bowl.
Lachey, @NickSLachey, as a member of the boyband 98 Degrees and as a solo artist, sold over 10 million albums. In addition to his musical career, he is also an actor and TV personality. A native of Cincinnati, he is a big Reds, Bengals and University of Cincinnati fan.
Lachey is teaming up with Tide for the "Show Us Your Colors" NFL sweepstakes. The team whose fans upload the most pictures to Tide's Facebook page receives a $15,000 donation to the charity of choice. And any fan who uploads a photo enters the drawing for the chance at a trip for two to Super Bowl XLVII.
Nick is here!
Nick, you've got the new baby now, so how much Tide do you have stocked up at your house?
We have a lot of Tide at the house. As any parent knows, kids go through clothes pretty quick. The laundry machine is going all the time.
So, will you be joining the winner of the sweepstakes on the trip to the Super Bowl?
I actually hope to be at the Super Bowl myself, I'm not sure if we'll be going down together! It's definitely a campaign worth being a part of.
Do you think the Bengals have taken a step forward or backward this year? They've been inconsistent.
I think it's a step forward. Last year we had a really soft schedule, and even though we made the playoffs, it wasn't a convincing run. I think we're moving in the right direction.
Since Cincinnati doesn't have an NBA team, where do your basketball rooting interests lie?
I am proud to say now, since they're good now, that I'm a Clippers fan since 1992. I went to school nearby and have been a fan since.
How did you get hooked up with this Tide promotion?
I think they knew I'm a huge sports fan. It was sort of a no-brainer. For me, it was extra special when my son was born and putting him in his first Bengals onsie and that was the picture I uploaded. It's all about celebrating your team and the colors. I fit right into that.
What did you think about the REds this season? Things sure look promising!
It was a disappionting way to end the season, but all in all a good year. The things are in place and the next five years or so should be really good.
Nick, I've recently seen a photo circulating of you and your son wearing Bengals jerseys.....why would you do that to your son?
Ultimately, he'll have to make his own choices of who he will be a fan of. I will let him make that decision when the time comes, but until then, misery loves company.
Are you going to be uploading your Show Us Your Colors pictures?
That was such a cool shot with his first game, I don't know if I can top it. Maybe I'll upload one of myself or with the wife. It's a great way to be creative. Have fun with it.
Geno Atkins (Cinncinnatti)
Who is your favorite athlete today? All time favorite?
Since you're a Cincinnati guy, I'll keep it local. I'm a huge Joey Votto fan, but with the Bengals, I like AJ Green. All time, I have to go with Pete Rose.
what's been the best part of becoming a dad?
So hard to pick just one thing. It's the opportunity to watch a life grow up in front of your eyes each and every day. To watch the changes right in front of you.
Ryan (San Diego)
When's the next time we can see you on a TV show or in a movie?
I'm getting ready to do a new show with NBC. I can't share the details of it, but you'll see me pop up on the TV again.
what was Stripes like?
Intense, in one word. It gave me a real appreciation for what our Armed Services men and women do every day.
Nick, what are your thoughts on the next big thing in boxing, Cincy's own Adrien Broner?
I think he's an absolute animal. I got a chance to see his fight on Saturday. I think he is the next big thing in boxing. I'm excited to have a contender coming out of Cincinnati.
Geno Atkins (Cinncinnatti)
Do you have my jersey yet?
I've got one hanging in my closet. Congrats on the good year!
Tommy (Madison, WI)
Any new singles or albums coming out?
I just finished a lulaby album that I finished for Camden my son. That will be coming out in February.
What is your favorite hat/cap of all time to wear?
Oooh...all time it's the classic Reds hat. The red with the white C.
What type of detergent do you wash your sports jerseys in?
Tide. 100%. High efficiency. Cold water. Tide.
best game to watch?
Wow....I've been really fortunate to go to a lot of big games. I've been to a Game 7 and the Super Bowl. Those two stand out as being the coolest to be at.
bweing a big sports nut, you use your celebrity to get free tickets?
I encourage everyone to post a shot of you in your teams colors on the Tide "Show Us Your Colors" Facebook page to enter yourself into the competition for Super Bowl tickets.
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