Andy Janovich is the American we all aspire to be.
When you think of professional athletes, you think of the big screen, fame and, of course, money. Those playing in America's premier leagues such as the NFL rake in millions for playing their respective sports at the highest level, so you would only expect them to live in luxury.
Then there's Cleveland Browns fullback Andy Janovich.
Rather than buying a high-dollar car he could easily afford, he drives a blue 2000 Dodge pickup truck that's littered with dents and rust. Rather than blowing money on material items, he saves, funding only his life necessities.
"I don't need an extra car payment. I'm just cheap. I like to save as much money as possible," Janovich told ESPN in an interview. "About the only things I spend money on are Busch Light, chew and hunting gear. It's plenty for me. It suits me. I mean, the first time I changed the oil on it, I knew right then it was an old farm truck because I opened the hood, and there was just corn all over on the inside."
Can you say America? But more importantly, you have to love a guy who stays true to who he is, regardless of his success. And, this Nebraska native certainly does just that.
What's more endearing about Janovich is that he doesn't even want a newer vehicle; he actually prefers driving a beat-up truck.
"When it dies, I'll just get another older, cheap one to replace it," he said.
He likely still has some time, too, as his current truck is sitting with 139,300 miles on the odometer.
So here's to Janovich's future success, which will hopefully pay for all the Busch Light, chew and hunting gear he'll ever need.
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