SBD/February 25, 2011/People and Pop Culture
What's Up For The Weekend With Fox Sports Media Group's Eric Shanks
Published February 25, 2011
Q: What are your plans for the weekend?
Shanks: Family time at our farm in Ojai, Calif.
Q: What are you really looking forward to? Anything special planned?
Shanks: The kids play with the animals and ride horses and our dog is getting trained to avoid rattle snakes this weekend. Then in the studio Sunday for the NASCAR race.
Q: What do you like to watch and read on the weekend?
Shanks: Currently reading "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" and "The Knight and the Dragon." I think I will be reading these until the kids wear out the pages.
Q: What workout routines or activities do you like to do on the weekend?
Shanks: Mostly working on the farm and tearing things up with the tractor.
Q: The thing that our readers would be most surprised you love to do on your weekends is...
Shanks: Prune the avocado and orange trees, and lots of weed whacking.
Q: Best weekend ever?
Shanks: When I get to work on the farm.
Q: Guilty weekend pleasure?
Shanks: There's a tequila ambassador (yes, there are tequila ambassadors) in Ojai. I go to his restaurant and make his tequila feel welcome here in America.
Q: Favorite local restaurant?
Shanks: Via Veneto.
Q: What is your favorite local nightlife activity?
Shanks: Anything the kids want to do. Usually playing Zingo and reading books.
Q: Must-see weekend event?
Shanks: The Sprint Cup race in Phoenix! And the Indiana-Ohio State basketball game.
Q: What do you usually do to pass time on a plane?
Shanks: If I'm on a Delta flight with CHRIS MYERS, we play their trivia game against the other passengers. I have yet to come within 1,000 points of him. On other flights, I am studying useless trivia in hopes of beating him.