June 5, 2011

Cliche Athlete Interviews

I haven't posted anything in a while and decided to comment on athlete questions on ESPN. I usually have ESPN going on in the background while I work, and I find it very annoying hearing the same questions and responses again and again while athletes are interviewed. Here is some of my favorites:

Its a 162 game season...We take it one game at a time.
Do you thing the injury to [insert any name] will hurt you as a team?
Yes, he is a good player, we will miss him, but we have to come together as a team like we have all season and find a way to win.

What adjustments does the team need to make to have a better effort in the 2nd half?
blah blah blah... we just have to play better and score more points.

How do you like playing in [city]?
I love it, I fit in here nicely, blah blah
Translation: They pay me.

What was going through your mind when you [caught the touchdown, made the play, etc]?
Well, I was just thinking catch the ball, we need to score, or what have you... duh!

Do you think there play has gotten inside your heads?
Um... I can't answer yes so... No

Is the poor play of [player] affecting the team, how does it affect things?
No, he is a good player, he works hard, he is making adjustments, blah blah
Translation: Yes, if a player on the team plays bad it hurts us obviously.

The team is better than you are on paper, right?
Yes, the game isn't played on paper though.. We can come together and give a better effort.
Translation: The team with better players of course has an advantage in everything...

How is the atmosphere out there?
It’s gonna be a war out there. These two teams don't like each other. There are no easy games in this league. The season is a marathon - not a sprint. We have to step up and make plays. WE HAVE TO PLAY OUR GAME!!

Well, looks like I didn't lose, I just ran out of time...Any other personal favorites you have?