That's when she pulls out her secret weapon.
"She'll send my son down to the basement," said Hester, who was promoting the first-person shooter "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," in stores Tuesday, over the phone last week. "She knows he won't let me play games in peace. He'll grab the controller and start pushing buttons and mess up the game. That does make me come (upstairs)."
Still, Hester insisted he isn't the biggest gamer on the Bears. That award goes to tight end
Sometimes they have players from opposing
"Two of us will be online and we'll call this person who will call another person," Hester said. "There could be as many as 12 of us on the same team. It's a fun group activity. … Every now and then I might get one kid who asks (if we're Bears players). They'll see our screen names and put it together."
Does Hester talk trash when he's playing? "When I do good, yeah," said Hester. And when he's not doing so hot? "I'm quiet," he said. "I hate getting shot."
It wasn't that long ago that Hester nearly found himself on the cover of another popular video game. He said his agent received a call saying he was under consideration for the cover of "Madden NFL 08." Many players who appear on the cover of "Madden" have gone on to struggle during the season (that's how the "Madden curse" started), but Hester said he would gladly become the game's cover man if given the opportunity.
"I think it's a great honor to be on the cover," said Hester, adding that he doesn't believe in the curse. "I don't think you should turn that down."
Heads up: Hester will sign autographs at Lake Barrington Field House in Lake Barrington December 9. The signing will benefit Operation Support Our Troops. Call 815-529-3447 for tickets. ... Knox and teammate
On the record: "We need something new, and I'm trying. But if, God forbid, I ever become a corny old man, I hope there's a kid who's going to call me out on it and say 'Hey, mother******, you were good back in the day, but your schtick ain't working now.' I want the kids in this business to strive to be creative and, eventually, push me out the door." -
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