Bills running back Thurman Thomas was asked how he got psyched for big games. "I read the newspaper and look at the stupid questions you all ask," he replied. He probably spent hours at it because Super Bowl media day is a factory farm of dumb queries.
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Broncos DE Shaun Phillips was asked if this was "a must-win game?"
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Patriots QB Tom Brady was asked: "What is your purpose in life?"
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To Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman: "Does it seem a little strange answering football questions in a baseball stadium?"
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For Rams RB Marshall Faulk: "How come you have a podium while all your teammates are forced to stand out here?"
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For Titans DT Joe Salave'a: "What's your relationship with the football?" Salave'a's answer: "I'd say it's strictly platonic."
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To Raiders QB Jim Plunkett: "Is it your mother who's blind, and your father who's deaf, or the other way around?"
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To Redskins QB Doug Williams: "So how long have you been a black quarterback?" This is now widely debunked as an urban legend, but the following was asked: "Doug, would it be easier if you were the second black quarterback to play in the Super Bowl?"
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To Redskins OL Mark May: "How does it feel to block for the first black quarterback in the Super Bowl?
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To Ravens LB Ray Lewis: "How long have you been surrounded by thugs?"
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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald was asked by an Access Hollywood reporter, "Who has the better hair, you or Steelers safety Tony (sic) Polamalu?"
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Cardinals QB Matt Leinart was asked by Inez Sainz of Azteca, "Can I measure your bicep?"
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To 49ers QB Joe Montana: "So why do they call you Boomer?" [a question better suited for Bengals QB Boomer Esiason]
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To Bills LB Cornelius Bennett: "Do you believe you can win?"
15 of 25Charles Krupa/AP
To Patriots G Heath Irwin: "Would you like to see the AFC win the Super Bowl?"
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To Cowboys G Nate Newton: "Have you noticed the logo is missing on one side of the Steelers' helmets?"
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To Rams QB Kurt Warner: "Do you believe in voodoo, and can I have a lock of your hair?"
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To Ravens TE Dennis Pitta: "On a scale of 1 to 10, how ticklish are you?" Pitta's answer: "I'm probably a five or six. You know, moderately ticklish. Good question."
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To Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith: "What are you going to wear in the game Sunday?"
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Broncos FB Detron Smith: "What size panties do you think you'd wear?"
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To Bills C Kent Hull: "Can I have your pants?"
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For Rams OT Orlando Pace: "After the game, in the shower, what's your favorite bar of soap?"
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To Steelers LB Kevin Greene: "How long does it take you to wash your hair?"
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To Rams DE Jay Williams: "Is Ram a noun or a verb?"
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To Broncos QB John Elway: "Are you going to listen to Stevie Wonder perform at halftime?"
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