"Do you believe you can win?"
"Do you believe in voodoo and can I have a lock of your hair?"
Are you ready for some Pro Bowl?"
No, in all liklihood, you are not. Nobody is, which is why none of the stupid questions above were asked at the Pro Bowl. When it comes to stupid media questions, you can't beat the Super Bowl. It's a breeding ground for media stupid.
But we love it anyway. We're all anticipating the Super Bowl two Sundays from now even if we are not already a fan of either New England or the East Rutherford football Giants.
It's not just the game, of course. It's an entire week of cultural phenomenon that is much like a three-ring circus without the elephants. Actually, looking at some of the linemen (and some of the media), it's totally like a circus.
The strangest day of every Super Bowl Week is not Sunday but the preceding Tuesday. It's called "Media Day," because all the media that already are grazing there on their expense accounts are herded into the stadium for interview sessions with both teams. Grab your notepad, your camera and your sequined cape 'cause it's showtime!
"Media Day" is the inspiration for this week's reader-generated list: "Top 10 Stupid Super Bowl Questions." Please, we are not looking for the infamous questions that have already been asked and are well known such as "If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?" (Based on my NFL wagering, Weeping Willow for me.)
Please create your own stupid questions. They can be aimed at a specific player, coach or team. Or they can be of a generic "if you were a tree" nature. Just make them stupid. You can do that, right?
Send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org -- and you must include your first name, initial of your last name and your location. That's not too much to ask. You have until noon Wednesday and the list will appear here Thursday.
Anyone remember when Tennessee Titans DT Joe Salave'a was asked "What's your relationship to the football?" His highly intelligent answer: "I'd say it's strictly platonic."
You can think of questions that stupid. We trust you.
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