Sunday, February 15, 2015
Super Bowl Media Day
By Dylan Bestler
Every year, the NFL hosts a Super Bowl Media Day. On this day, all the players from both teams competing in the Super Bowl come in and answer questions sports reporters throw at them. It is a very exciting day for the players, the media, and the fans, who are allowed to watch the interviews from seats in the stands. This year’s Media Day was held at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The two teams in the spotlight were the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.
The two most popular people at this event were New England Patriot’s head coach Bill Belichick and Seattle Seahawk running back Marshawn Lynch. The media was all over Belichick because of the Deflate-gate scandal in which the Patriots were accused of deflating balls in the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. To these questions, Belichick responded “I’m just thinking about Seattle.”
Marshawn Lynch was very popular because besides being one of the best running backs in the league, he never talked to the press before, after or during the game. To every question the reporters asked him, he responded “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.” In the player’s contracts, it states that each player must talk to the media whenever approached, and Lynch hardly ever does. Other popular players included Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, whose podium audience filled up an hour before he even got there.
It was a busy, fun, trash-talking day in Phoenix. The media loves this day because it gives the reporters a chance to shine and get some really good information and gossip about each player/coach.