The 2009 ESPY Awards air on ESPN this Sunday at 9 pm. EST, and to preview the annual gathering of sports and entertainment elite, we paired Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback and recent Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger and movie legend (and ESPYs host) Samuel L. Jackson for a special look at why jocks love stars and stars love jocks. For his cover story in this weekend's magazine, senior staff writer Dennis McCafferty talked with the twosome at great length during the photo shoot and found out some interesting tidbits. For example, did you know Jackson was serious about swimming and track and field growing up? These days, the Pulp Fiction star is more at home on the golf course, an affinity he shares with Roethlisberger. "I’m pretty determined," the Steeler QB says. "I got caught up in some pretty rough stuff recently, and I wasn’t going to leave there until I got the ball back on the green. It was ‘Whack! whack! whack!’ But I got it out." Of course, golf is a truly big deal for Jackson. "The biggest. I try to play every day, or at least get on a driving range and hit some long balls before I have to go out and earn my money on a movie set."