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Take 2

A different spin on sports by The Seattle Times staff and readers.

January 27, 2015 at 9:17 PM

Super Bowl XLIX: Snappy answers to stupid media questions

Welcome to Super XLIX Media Day, where thousands of members of the media stand notepad to boom mike and ask stupid questions.

After that they make things worse  by scribbling earnestly into a notepad or smiling and nodding while thrusting their mike or tape recorder into someone’s chops.

It’s embarrassing, even for someone like me who has asked more than his share of dumb questions over the years.

I guess that makes me an expert. So here are, in no particular order, the 10 dumbest questions I heard on Tuesday.

10, To Patriots coach Bill Belichick: “What do you think of Katy Perry?”

Answer: “My focus is on the Seattle Seahawks.” (Translation: That’s too stupid to even dignify with an answer.)

9, To Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski: “Hey Gronk, 0 through 100, what’s your favorite number?”

Answer: No. 87 (his jersey number).

8, To Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson: “What’s your favorite Katy Perry song?”

Answer: “Roar”. (Spoiler alert: This won’t be the last Katy Perry question.)

7, To Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: “Hey, Tom! What’s it like going to Kentucky Derby?”

Answer: “Great experience. Neat event. Neat race.” (Neat answer, Tom.)

6, To Seahawks defensive lineman Kevin Williams: “How much do you weigh?”

Answer: “How much do I weigh? I might be around 315.”

5, To Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: “Who’s the best dancer?”

Answer: “No, question, it’s Richard Sherman, hands down. He dances all the time. He’s the most proflific dancer.”

4, To Seahawks defensive lineman Cliff Averill: “Who’s your favorite Avenger?”

Answer: “Ironman. He’s an Avenger, right?”‘

3, To Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse: “What advice he would give Katy Perry for the Halftime Show?” (Yes, there were a lot of Katy Perry questions, all dumb)

Answer: “You know, I was really looking forward to these types of questions. This is what I’m talking about. … I would say enjoy the moment.”

2, To Seahawks punter Jon Ryan: “Do you play golf?”

Answer: “No, I think I’m the only kicker and punter in the league that doesn’t play golf.”

1, From Russell Okung to a kid in the audience: “How many pounds can you bench press? Can you bench press me? You can’t do that?”

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