Friday, January 8, 2010


If you know me, you know I am a football expert. (Sike.) (Psych.) (Not even close.)

But I do have one thing to say about the sport. Actually, all sports.

The worst part of any game shown on TV is when they interview the coach or the players. Here are some examples of what you might hear if you make the mistake of listening to one of these interviews:

Interviewer: Mr. Quarterback, what was going through your head when you scored that game-winning touchdown?
Quarterback: I was thinking, I just need to score this touchdown. Blah, Blah, Blah.

Interviewer: Mr. Receiver, what does it mean to you to have won this game?
Receiver: It means a lot. Blah, Blah, Blah.

Interviewer: Coach, how does it feel to take home the national championship?
Coach: It feels good. Blah, Blah, credit to the other team, Blah.

If I were one of those interviewers, I would feel embarrassed to be asking the same questions over and over again (though I know it's unavoidable). And I would be bored of hearing the same answers over and over again. Do they ever say anything you wouldn't have predicted them saying? No!

So every time one of these interviews comes on, I become obnoxious and start aiming incredulous exclamations at the TV, along with pleas for everyone to stop talking about things that aren't interesting.

I don't think I'm getting anywhere with these requests.


Lindsay Gunnell said...

Oh so true! I usually just solve the problem by not watching sports on TV, but seeing as that is sometimes unavoidable when there are men in the house I like your approach.

The Boob Nazi said...

You should be on TV and change how they do these interviews!

The Grady's said...

I am so glad you wrote this - I feel the same way - I also hate the pre-game interviews where they ask the coach/players what they need to do to win (this also happens at half-time if they are losing) and they inevitably say something genius like "we need to have strong defense and put some points on the board"...really, is that how you win? Thanks for enlightening all of us!

David Sven said...

Not this interview:

Which resulted in this:

Chrissie said...


Becky Marks said...

Those arent as bad as these ones:

Interviewer: So, quarterback, you suck so bad that you just lost the national championship for your entire team. How are you feeling right now?

Response: (crickets chirping)

Satu said...

Kind of like in the same category of a therapist who asks over and over "How does that make you feel?" Usually the answer is pretty obvious but its being asked just to make someone talk out loud. There are many people watching the game on tv and they all want to hear something from their football stars!

Dave said...

Isn't Mama Satu the sweetest thing ever. She responded to a Football post! Love you sweetheart. You're my ... Ok no more PDA. Sorry.

Dani said...

Thanks for the restraint, Dad.