March 18th, 2016

20 Questions with Gilly Simpson

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Gilly Simpson
Simpson plays baseball and football for DeSales / photo provided by the Simpson family

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

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On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Gilly Simpson

Age: 17

Current school: DeSales High School

Current Sports playing: Football and Baseball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Michael's Parish (Fairfield), and St. Bernard grade school.

GPA (optional): 3.6

Colleges considering or attending: Eastern Kentucky University and Murray St. University because of their Wildlife Biology programs.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Scoring three touchdowns in my first start in a playoff game.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Spaghetti with garlic bread on the side.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Another One Bites the Dust by Queen.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Tyler Ulis, he's a leader and gets the most out of his ability.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? - "You're killin' me, Smalls!" from The Sandlot.

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith keeps me grounded, and it helps me realize that there are things much more important than winning or losing.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Scooby-Doo

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? iPhone

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Sake Blue.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Call of the Wildman.

12. What is your greatest fear? Drowning

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I always try to be the hardest worker on and off the field.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Cheez-Its.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? The hour before a game because that's when I come together with my teammates to prepare for the game.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? My real name is John Gilbert Simpson III, and Gilly is my nickname. It's a family name.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Sister Visitor Center. My Aunt Grace is an Ursuline Sister and she works there.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I'm good at bowling.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? I would choose to see the future because I want to see where I will be in 10 years.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? Jesus, I would ask him why bad things happen to good people.

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