Super Bowl XLV: 10 Most Ridiculous Quotes in Super Bowl Media Day History
Media Day is always a wild scene leading up to the Super Bowl. Not only are the football players ready to let loose and give some funny quotes, the media is also in rare form.
When it comes to Media Day, you can typically count on a few strange media members who have no intention of even watching the Super Bowl, but who want to make a scene.
Well, that annual rite of passage for the Super Bowl teams is just a day away, meaning now is a good time to look back at past media days to remember some of the more ridiculous moments in Media Day history.
So without further ado, here are the 10 most ridiculous quotes in media day history.
10. Jimmy Johnson, Super Bowl XXVII
During Media Day in 1993, MTV VJ "Downtown" Julie Brown was given media access to the teams in Los Angeles.
Brown had a run-in with then-Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson. After learning that Brown would be rooting for the Cowboys because they "have all the young guys and they'll know who" she was, Brown asked Johnson if he had any team rules for Super Bowl week. His response was classic.
Quote: "Yeah, don't kiss Julie Brown"
9. Butch John, Super Bowl XXII
In 1988, Washington Redskin quarterback Doug Williams became the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl, but it was a Media Day question that stole the show.
While the actual question asked by Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reporter Butch John was: "Doug, it's obvious you've always been a black quarterback. When did it start to matter?" But the urban legend of what John actually said is so much better.
Quote: "How long have you been a black quarterback?"
8. Duane Thomas, Super Bowl VI
Duane Thomas, also known as "The Sphinx," was a running back for the Cowboys in the 1970s. Although he had a short career, he played in two Super Bowls during his time in Dallas.
Despite being known for his quiet demeanor, Thomas is known for one of the best and most poignant quotes in the history of media day.
After being asked if playing in the Super Bowl was the ultimate experience, Thomas answered with this gem.
Quote: "If it's the ultimate, how come they're playing it again next year?"
7. Reggie White, Super Bowl XXXI
Reggie White was not only one of the most dominant defensive players in NFL history, he was also a man of strong faith. White was known as the "Minister of Defense" because he was an ordained Evangelical Pastor.
Prior to Super Bowl XXXI, White tried to show off his biblical knowledge. He may or may not have gotten a few things wrong, but it sure was entertaining.
Quote: "(Jesus) was healing the sick, and the doctors got mad. He was raising the dead, and all the funeral-home directors got mad."
6. Jared Lorenzen, Super Bowl XLII
Jared Lorenzen is a tubby backup quarterback that got a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Giants in 2007.
Lorenzen was listed at 270 pounds and could have easily been mistaken for an offensive lineman. However, when he was asked about the possibility of losing weight, he set the record straight.
Quote: "Slim is a four-letter word. I try to get down to where I'm not gross."
5. Richard Seymour, Super Bowl XLII
As we saw earlier this year when Richard Seymour was ejected for punching Ben Roethlisberger, the former Patriots defensive end likes to use his hands.
Prior to Super Bowl XLII, Seymour told the media that he enjoys getting manicures and pedicures.
Quote: "I have the nicest nails in the league."
4. Michael Strahan, Super Bowl XLII
Michael Strahan has never been known to keep his mouth shut, but when cameras were rolling on Super Bowl Media Day, he was in rare form.
One reporter asked Strahan if he thought Forrest Whittaker to play him in a film about his life. Strahan's response was awesome.
Quote: "Forrest Whittaker? C'mon man...We could bulk (Will Smith) up and put a gap in his tooth, but he could get it done."
3. Ray Lewis, Super Bowl XXXV
Just a year after being arrested in connection with the murder of two people at a Super Bowl party, Ray Lewis found himself playing in the big game.
Media Day talk was all about Lewis' connection with the murders. Lewis answered as his normal outspoken self.
Quote: "Yeah I got money. Yeah I'm black. Yeah I'm blessed. But at the same time let's find out the real truth. The real truth is this was never about those two kids dead in the street, it's about Ray Lewis. And that's the same thing this is about and that's not right."
2. Ray Buchanan, Super Bowl XXXIII
Ray Buchanan made waves during his Super Bowl Media Day appearance. First, he was seen wearing a spiked dog collar, and then he went after Broncos' tight end Shannon Sharpe.
The talk by Buchanan sparked one of the greatest comparisons in history: Sharpe and a famous television horse.
Quote: "That's an ugly dude. You can't tell me he doesn't look like Mr. Ed."
1. Shannon Sharpe, Super Bowl XXXIII
Shannon Sharpe's response to Ray Buchanan is the some of the greatest Media Day stuff in history.
I'll just let his quotes speak for themselves.
Quote(s): "Tell Ray to put the eyeliner, the lipstick and the high heels away. I'm not saying he's a cross-dresser, that's just what I heard."
"I've never called anybody ugly. Do I think people are ugly? Yeah, I think he is ugly, but I never said that."
"Is he my friend? No. Did I ever view him as a friend? No. Did I view him as an acquaintance? No. Do I like him? No. If I see him in a snow storm, his truck is broke down, mine is working; would I pick him up? No. Other than that, I could care less about Ray Buchanan."