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Super Bowl week officially began in Atlanta last night with the renamed media day aka now known as “Opening Night”. Real original, Roge. Unless you legitimately live under a rock, you know the Patriots are playing the Los Angeles Rams (hot coach, see below) in the big game.
Opening Night is basically Bill Belichick’s seventh circle of hell. He has to talk to the press for an ungodly amount of time AND trade his groutfit for a 3 piece.
BB’s not the only one. Members of both teams playing in the SB have to sit for the press.
Here are a few of my favorite moments from Media Night past.
TB talking about his heros (LI)
How can anyone hate this man? Are you freaking kidding me? The greatest football planet tearing up because he loves his family so much. It was well documented that Tom’s mother was battling cancer during this time, definitely playing a part to how emotional he became.
When Marshawn Lynch became my hero (XLIX)
Keeping on the subject of heroes, Marshawn Lynch is up there. Not only does he get paid to eat skittles (and play football I guess too), but the level of pettiness this is on is something I can only aspire to be.
Gronk learns how to read (XLIX)
One of the best parts about “Opening Night” is that it’s not your standard serious press conference. There are media outlets from all over the world here. This is by far my favorite media day clip ever. Gronk reading his own erotic fiction novel, A Gronking to Remember. Authored by my personal good friend Bonnie O’Neill.
I had some real brain busters lined up, but my credentials got lost in the mail this year. I’d never deprive you guys though. I was ready to ask the tough questions like:
- What Waffle House items are TB12 Method approved, and does Alex Guerrero have his own recipe for smothered hash browns?
- Does Ruby Tuesday’s require Julian Edelman to wear a hairnet on that glorious beard when he’s at the salad bar?
- Does Gronk enjoy questions about his retirement or putting a rock on Camille’s finger more?
There’s lots more fun events this week as we get closer to the game itself. Make sure to follow us on instagram as we have some things cooking in the video department as well #fancy