Sometimes you have to feel bad for athletes, particularly when they are forced to answer terrible questions at press conferences—questions about snake venom or strip clubs, for example.
I do concede that for reporters, one of the hardest things in the world must be coming up with original questions for athletes—something unlike the tired old “What do you need to do to win” or “What could you have done better in the game?”
It's only natural that in an attempt to be original (and therefore more watchable and readable), weird questions will occasionally spill out of a reporter’s mouth.
But sometimes, a question is just so poorly researched, poorly timed or just plain poor that it makes you wonder what on Earth the reporter was thinking. Better yet, how does this reporter still have a job?
Here are the worst questions ever asked at a sports press conference. Pay close attention to the athlete responses as well, since they are often the most hilarious parts of these exchanges.