Why Do We Still Have Super Bowl Media Day?

NC NighthawkAnalyst IJanuary 27, 2009



There are great things about the Super Bowl and there are overrated things about the Super Bowl.  One overrated event is the annual Super Bowl media day.

Is it my imagination or do we hear basically the same questions and answers year after year after year?

Before the age of 24/7 sports journalism on TV and the Internet, Super Bowl media day was condensed in a short summary with the local 6 o’clock sports news highlighting  the most colorful comments by players.  The Wednesday morning daily newspaper provided more interesting tidbits.

Today’s sports coverage, particularly the NFL and it’s wonderful annual Super Bowl, is oversaturated and at times, overkill and repetition.

The 2009 edition is the same old bore.

The silly question is when a reporter asks a player or coach what the most ridiculous question he has been asked. For instance, when a reporter asked Willie Parker what the silliest question he fielded was, he said, “Something about my tattoos.” At that moment, I felt a little silly myself for earlier asking the Cardinals’ Darnell Dockett about his tattoos.”


We always hear the typical request for comment on a teammate or opponent. For example, this is when reporters try to get Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu to talk about how much he respects the way Arizona’s Adrian Wilson plays the game. 


The football question looks to get some tidbit of news from a player about the team’s preparations or strategy for matching up against the opponent.

Wake me up!

Maybe the 5,000 (or so) members of the media and the players just have too much time on their hands.

Super Bowl Media Day is a circus, but it is not close to being the greatest show on earth.

It’s simply overrated.

What do you think?



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