Luke's Mailbag 7

Q: Have you ever slam dunked a basketball? Renee from Missouri
A: I wish, Renee! I love to play basketball, but I've never been able to dunk. I'm not giving up though. Hopefully with a lot more practice I'll be able to someday!

Q: What does it mean to get a "triple double" in basketball stats? Kenneth from Texas
A: Great question, Kenneth. A "triple double" in basketball occurs when a player earns double digit totals in three out of five statistical categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. So, if LeBron scores 26 points, grabs 12 rebounds, and passes for 11 assists, he would have earned a triple double.

Q: What is your favorite sport and what position do you like to play in that sport? John from Alabama
A: Thanks for the question John. It's tough to choose a favorite, but I would have to say football is the sport I enjoy playing most. To me, there's nothing better than being on a team and working towards a common goal. I really enjoy playing quarterback, but who doesn't! The position I play on my football team is wide receiver, but I fill in at any position my coach needs me to. So far this year we've had a good season, guess all that hard work in the summer really paid off!

Q: When you're not playing sports or reporting, what do you like to do for fun? Kim from New York
A: Hi Kim! When I'm not busy being the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes® Earn Your StripesTM Reporter or playing sports, I like to do the same kind of stuff all kids do! I spend a lot of time with my family and friends, play pickup basketball, and study for school. Being the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Earn Your Stripes Reporter is a lot of fun!

Q: What sport do you think is the most difficult to play? Tim from Michigan
A: Wow, tough question Tim! I'm not sure there's an easy answer to your question. I think each sport requires a certain set of skills, and no matter what you're playing, you still have to put in the time and hard work at practice to succeed.

Q: Do you know how to play ping pong? Nikki from Illinois
A: Hi Nikki, great to hear from you. I actually got to play a little ping pong with some of the players at the Little League World Series this year while I was there reporting! There is a fun activity room where all the players hang out between games, and there were some serious ping pong games going on! Man, they were good!

Q: What do you enjoy most about working with Karl Ravech? Craig from Georgia
A: Hi Craig, thanks for your question. I really enjoy working with Karl, he's a lot of fun! It's amazing to see Karl in action, and he knows so much about baseball! In our time together I've learned that being a reporter isn't as easy as it looks. Much like the athletes Karl covers, he has to work extremely hard to stay at the top of his game. I really enjoy reporting with Karl to all of you, and I've learned a ton in the process!

Q: Do you like to watch professional soccer? If so, what is your favorite team? Rachel from Kansas
A: I love the sport of soccer, but unfortunately I don't have as much time as I'd like to really follow the sport on the pro level. My favorite team is an easy one though - the Chicago Fire! I've been lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend a game. It's really fun to watch your team play in person!

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