NFL Network's 'Ask Jerry Jones' Q&A Goes Exactly How You Think It Would

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterNovember 25, 2015

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I'm convinced this a ploy. It has to be.

Because at this stage in the game, the NFL has to understand the rain of rotted cabbage it's inviting on its head by asking Twitter for questions for a prominent league figure.

The league tried it in 2014 with Commissioner Roger Goodell. That went...poorly.

But never one to admit any measure of defeat, the NFL tried again on Wednesday, reaching out through the NFL Network Twitter account to ask fans for queries for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who was in the studio.

Again, all historical evidence suggests this is an awful, not-good idea. But the league did it anyway. And, again, it went exactly how you'd think it would go.  

The NFL Network laid the bait:

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And, like clockwork, the grizzlies converged:

NFL Network @nflnetwork

COMING UP: Owner, President & GM of the @dallascowboys will be LIVE on @NFLHQ ! Tweet your questions #AskJerryJones Best make air!

Hunter Felt @HunterFelt

#askjerryjones Do you regret agreeing to this? Have you regretted everything? Are you capable of human emotion? @nflnetwork @dallascowboys

🔥Antorio🔥 @ANTORlO

@nflnetwork can we get rid of our green pants and make them grey? #AskJerryJones

rochelle @rochelledz

.@nflnetwork if I threw my girlfriend onto a bed of assault rifles and beat her would I be considered "a leader of your team"?#AskJerryJones

Wilfong Brillo @Amazing_Kreskin

@nflnetwork @dallascowboys @NFLHQ Have you ever smelled a stadium seat after a game? #AskJerryJones


#AskJerryJones Does Chris Christie's breath smell like hot dogs?

Mike Gessner @calbears96

#AskJerryJones if you could go back in time and murder baby Hitler, would you do it or sign him as a defensive back?

So that was fun. 

I can only imagine that someone, somewhere within the NFL, ordered this in the hopes of bumping ratings for its interview with Jones. Got to goose the numbers, even if it means stringing up one of the league's more prominent owners like a rabbit haunch over a bear trap.

I've got to say: It may not pretty, but damn is it effective. 

Dan is on Twitter. Still a better idea than mayonnaise Jell-o for Thanksgiving.


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