Evan Mathis was interviewed on NFL Network's "NFL AM" show Thursday morning by Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel. The three touched on a variety of topics, from the Snow Bowl to Nick Foles' demeanor, Chip Kelly's sense of humor, a potential Pro Bowl nomination, Sunday's game against the Vikings, why he fits in Philadelphia, and… Selena Gomez?
Mathis is known for being goofy, funny and embracing Twitter. Apparently, he's a big fan of the 21-year-old actress/teen pop singer sensation and wanted to proclaim his admiration from the mountaintops of Twitterverse/Instagramverse.
"We went to your Twitter page to see what we could find," Kriegel said, having dug up a tweet from October 18. "We found a picture of you, your wife and Selena Gomez with the caption, 'My wives are so cute.' So, could you explain, please?"
"There it is, looking good," Mathis remarked with a smirk as the photo appeared on the screen. "That's just me and two of my wives right there, just hanging out."
"I thought that was illegal?!" Kriegel cried
"In some states it is, so I'll just act like I'm from that state, right?" Mathis answered. "Look at me, 'Sister Wives.'"
"How many others are there, since we're coming clean right now?" Wyche asked.
"I'll tell you later," Mathis said (maybe) jokingly.
Mathis has the playful banter part of the media job down pat already. His wit, candor and colorful personality makes him a slam-dunk candidate to transition to the world of TV when his playing days are over, an opportunity he's expressed interest in pursuing.
"I'll probably start by taking your job and see where I go from there," Mathis said to Wyche. "I'm not really sure, something where I can have fun."
That sounds like a cool next life, Evan, but we love you and are going to keep you here in an Eagles uniform as long as humanly possible.
Also, good luck with the multiple wives/'Sister Wives' thing, or whatever.