For instance, did you know he's a huge Seinfeld fan and can recite lines from every episode? His favorite 30 minutes from the popular television sitcom?
A episode called "The Opposite," when George Costanza, snake-bitten by life, decides to do the opposite of what his instincts tell him -- and the strategy helps him land an attractive girlfriend, a job offer from the New York Yankees and an apartment.
So, maybe it's no surprise, then, that Philbin went Costanza on his team this past week, with an impromptu getaway from the grind of a three-day minicamp: He ordered his players and coaches to a late-day pool party at nearby Nova Southeastern University's aquatic center.
"The players have always been on me about going to a water park and blah, blah, blah,'' Philbin told USA TODAY Sports after Thursday's practice. "We kept it a pretty good secret. I didn't think they were expecting it. Then, we all went over to the pool, and I happened to jump in the water along with them.''