Dumb questions are part of the media landscape. Nowhere are they more prevalent, however, than on Media Day.
Given the massive general population (there were more than 6,000 issued credentials) who trotted out to ask questions in the early session with the Denver Broncos, we knew there would be two or three questionable queries of the players. And now we have a candidate for the worst question of the day.
Some guy at media day just asked Shaun Phillips if he considers this a must-win game. Check, please. — Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) January 28, 2014
Per usual, Sam nails it. Phillips' response was almost funnier than the question itself.
"I look at every game is a must win game," he said, probably not knowing what to say.
What was Phillips supposed to say?
Some runners-up for worst question during the media session:
And so Danny Trevathan was just asked whether he'd rather see Andy Reid or Mark Mangino in a thong. (He declined to answer)
— Ben Shpigel (@benshpigel) January 28, 2014
Somebody asked Peyton at Super Bowl Media Day if he would be making an appearance on SNL this week... the night before the Super Bowl...
— pat james (@patjames24) January 28, 2014
Someone asked Richard Sherman if he had anything to say to/about Justin Bieber. After cracking up Sherman just replied "I don't" #MediaDay
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 28, 2014
Actual question asked to Decker: "Eric, why don't you wear a cup? ...Don't u wanna protect the little Eric Deckers?" #SBMediaDay
— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) January 28, 2014
For the record, Decker asked if that was a real question.
And, then, this one deserves to be in its own category of sadness, asked by "Pick Boy" of Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett (which Bennett wisely did not answer):
New worst question leader: "Who has the smelliest farts in the locker room?" What are we doing here ...
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) January 28, 2014
That's Media Day, folks. It gets a bad rap ... for a reason.
I think I get why Marshawn Lynch would hide from the "media" on Tuesday.
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