(Photo Credit: Midwest Sports Fans)Daniel Zakrzewski: There are some truly great smiles in sports, but yours is certainly up there. Where would you say you rank amongst Ken Griffey Jr., Mark Messier, Jose Reyes, and the Rock?Mike Pinball Clemons: I think I have to go ahead of Mark. Just because hes so tough, right? And so, you know when we see him the smile is electric when hes holding the cup, but hes not smiling most of the time.DZ: (laughs) I think youre right about that. Was surprised that with his smile, this picture was one of the only good examples of it I could find.MPC: (laughs) So I think I have to go ahead of Messier, and know this, this is the only time in life in any situation Ill go ahead of Messier.DZ: (laughs) Alright, so well place above Messier.MPC: Then, Reyes. Have to finish before him as well.DZ: (laughs) Whys that?MPC: Because he hasnt been here as long, so hes really got have a little bit more consistency about his smile (laughs). And then, well the Rock, I like him since hes a CFL guy. He started in Calgary with the Stampeders and so Ill defer to him. And ultimately Ken Griffey was my guy.(Photo Credit: Bleacher Report)DZ: So Ken is at the top?MPC: Ken is at the top. Then the Rock, Im right in the middle.DZ: So when you first got to the CFL, aside from the extra yards and the rule changes, what was one the biggest difference you noticed between life in the NFL and life in the CFL when you first arrived in Canada?MPC: When I first arrived in Canada the biggest difference I noticed was what didnt change. This is 25 years ago, right, so theres no technology, all those things. I grew up in Dunedin where the Blue Jays train, so I should know more, but as Americans we think the world revolves around us. I really didnt know what the weather was going to be like, and when I came to Canada the most amazing thing that I realized was how different it wasnt. Not how different it was. So for me while there were nuances in the game, it was so similar and so symmetric. Most of those differences benefited me, like five yards.DZ: (laughs) Yeah, exactly. You must have enjoyed that change.MPC: I was like, "you mean I got five yards before someone can hit me, really?" (laughs). So, it was really magical. If I were to say the biggest different in the game it would have to be the motion. Like 95 people can be in motion at the same time and theres only 24 on the field. Like everybody can move, so that whole dynamic was crazy, all of those people in motion, and then you come to understand that its not everybody. But at one point it feels like everybody, because if one guys moving, you cant flinch in the American game. Here you got guys running down hill towards the line of scrimmage, so that part is pretty different!(Photo Credit: CBS Sports)DZ: Whats one thing youd say the CFL does better than the NFL, and one thing the NFL may do better than the CFL?MPC: The CFL plays football better than the NFL, and the NFL markets football better than the CFL.DZ: Its as simple as that. Id have to agree with you. Youre hands down one of the strongest orators in quite possibly all of sports. Whos a sports figure whose speech giving ability you admire most?MPC: Wow, Id probably have to stay a little bit loyal. I love to hear Mike Tomlin, coach Tomlin (Pittsburgh Steelers) communicate. Hes a wonderful orator, he speaks with such passion and conviction. (Monday) night they were speaking of "the standard is the standard. Just the concept of this is the Pittsburgh Steelers have a high standard and theyve won more championships than anybody and the standard is the standard. Right? Nothing less will do. He also went to the same university that I did.(Photo Credit: NBC Sports)DZ: I see, a little bit of hometown connection?MPC: Yeah, maybe a little bit of a home team kind of a pick. But I love his energy and the confidence he exudes. He also has some imagination in his vocabulary. But he just has a real belief, a real conviction, a real can do spirit and theyve not had the easiest times lately either. Certainly a little bit of a comeback year and even a little bit earlier this year was a little bit of a challenge, but really kind of gaining their stride. But through that all, just a real passion and a real conviction. Can I ask, though? Whos your number one?DZ: Mine? Hmm, well the current sports figure that I look up to like probably quite a lot of people my age is Derek Jeter. Just the Essence of cool. Very calm, very composed.MPC: Oh yeah, hes Mr. Calm. He doesnt even have to say anything, he just walks into the room. "Oh Dereks here? Lets go." (laughs)DZ: Exactly (laughs). Have you ever seen this speech from this High School football player?MPC: (laughs) Yes I have!DZ: Have you seen the "Songifyd" version?MPC: (laughs) No, no I havent. Thats great, thats great.DZ: (laughs) I thought you may enjoy that. Well have to try and make one for your 2004 Grey Cup speech!MPC: (laughs) Id love to hear that when you do!DZ: Whats the main goal youd like to accomplish as The Official Quarterback of the TO2015 Volunteer Team for the Pan Am games?MPC: It really is about giving, it really is about loving on people and thats what we want to do. The Pan Am/Para Pan Am games is the largest event that will be hosted in out countrys history, its actually twice as large as the Vancouver games so we really really need volunteers because we have all these people coming and all of a sudden people are like Oh theyre here? Theyre coming to our house and we have to be ready to receive them.DZ: It did feel like it came out of nowhere! (laughs) But I think well be pretty gracious hosts, though! How many volunteers will the games need?MPC: 23,000 volunteers is what were talking, thats a lot of volunteers and we already have a lot of people who have signed up but we need you. We want all people, starting with young people that are sixteen by January 1st, 2015 but we need all different kinds of skill sets. In some we need people that have work skills and have some experience and there are other positions where you dont need a lot of experience for, but it is a serious commitment because volunteers are the heart of the games and really make things happen.DZ: Alright Mike, weve got one final question for you. Can you go BarDown?MPC: (laughs) I dont think I can, I think I know what that is, but could you refresh me on that?DZ: Its when you score a goal in either hockey or soccer by hitting the crossbar and hiving it go into the net afterward.MPC: (laughs) Theres no chance I could do that in hockey, but I actually used to play soccer when I was younger. I played through high school as well.DZ: Really? I actually didnt realize that at all.MPC: Yeah! I actually had received more trophies and awards in soccer then in football by the time I left high school. So to answer your question: no, theres no way I could go BarDown even in soccer (laughs).DZ: (laughs) Well even with your honest answer wed still like to see you try it one day!For more information on how you can become a volunteer for the 2015 Pan American games, you can visit their website here. Glen Perkins Twins Jersey . -- Alex Anthopoulos spoke volumes with what he didnt say on right-hander Ervin Santana. Zack Littell Twins Jersey . 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The 35-year-old captain boasts an impressive international scoring record having scored on 67 occasions in 143 appearances for Ireland.Keane is confident there are more goals to come as he prepares for another major tournament at the European championships in France this summer. As Ireland prepare for Euro 2016, Murphy considered the task of replacing the LA Galaxy striker in the national team.It should be exciting, but youd want to be a very good striker to break Robbies record. I cant really see that happening in the years to come, Murphy said.If theres a place there for grabs for any young lad coming through who wants to score goals, then you look up to people like Robbie. Hes a legend.I have watched him all through his career and he has done brilliantly, so it would be a big ask.Keane is no longer guaranteed a place in the Republic starting line-up, but remains a talismanic figure both on and off the pitch for his country.Still now, he is so sharp in his thinking - he is so sharp in the head that he knows exactly what is around him and what he is going to do before the ball even comes, and you see his finishing is still top-notch, Murphy added. Daryl Murphy is still looking for his first Ireland goal You obviously learn from that.dddddddddddd You watch him and see little things he does and try to do them yourself.Hes always been a voice and influence in the changing room - thats just the way he is. Hes brilliant with all the lads - anyone who comes into the squad from day one, he will talk to you and make you feel welcome, and thats brilliant for us to have.But he still offers us a lot. If you need a goal, theres only one man who can do that for you and hes proven that his whole career.And 33-year-old Murphy concedes it has been frustrating looking for his first goal at international level, having won 20 caps.He said: It is frustrating, but its part and parcel of football. Theres obviously a reason I have not scored - I have had some decent chances and the keeper has saved it or Ive hit the post or something like that.But you always think as a striker that youre going to get a chance and youll score. You cant dwell on it too much. If I did that, I think my confidence would be shattered. But I dont think too much about it. Hopefully if I play, Ill get one. Also See: Euro 2016 Fixtures Latest video Tables ' ' '