Josie: Matt you were on E! Entertainment for being part of the top 25 Most Memorable Swimsuit Moments in the America. America went crazy when they saw you with your shirt off.
Matt: I think I was 21 years old at the time; it was a long time ago.
Josie: So we want to know what you packed. Speedos or boardshorts?
Matt: Boardshorts. I’m about 25 years past Speedos.
Josie: Right now there is a controversy brewing here to bring a nude beach to Smathers. The mayor said you know what, I love seeing my wife naked, but I don’t want you to see my wife naked. What comments do you have about nude beaches?
Matt: I’ve been to a few nude beaches in my day, and I do not think they are all they’re built up to be. I think a regular beach where people are kind of clad in normal beach attire is a more alluring sight then a bunch of … Let’s face it, not all the people who go to a nude beach are not Mr. and Mrs. Universe. So, you get some sights that stick with you for a while. So, I’m not a nude beach fan.
Josie: Al, if you were a drink on Duval what would you be a sour and salty margarita, or a sweet and minty Mojito?
Al: I’d probably be a sweet and minty Mojito.
Josie: So, lunchtime rolls around and you have your choice between a Cuban sandwich and a Hogfish sandwich. Which one do you choose?
Matt: I’ve never had a Hogfish sandwich. We’re about to make one. So, for now, I’m going to have to go with the Cuban.
Josie: Al, you and Matt had to postpone your initial trip because of
the swine flu outbreak. Are you scared you’re going to be infected with the Keys Disease?
Al: I don’t know what that is, but I’m having a great time. I feel fine. No fever, so everything’s good.
Matt: I am afraid we’re going to get the Keys Disease and never go back to New York. We’ll stay here like half the people we’ve met!
Josie: The Keys is world renown in the dive community. We have the 2nd largest coral reef system in the world. What do you think about sinking a 500’ ship to raise the economy?
Matt: In New York … off the coast, we sink subway cars. So, look if it helps the local economy in a tough time, then do it!
Matt says he’s never had a Hogfish sandwich, so Today producers lined up Bobby Mongelli, owner of the Hogfish Bar Grill to assemble the killer meal.
Matt and Al discuss nude beaches, artificial reefs, and Margaritas versus Mojitos with The Weekly Newspapers. Al admits, he’s smooth and sweet like the Cuban cocktail!
Josie and Matt
We sink subway cars off the coast of New York, so hey whatever works!” Matt is all for the sinking of the Vandenberg.