The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers had their Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday. Just like past Super Bowl Media Day’s this year’s version did not disappoint. There was over 4,000 reporters from all over the world on hand who asked good, bad and just straight up weird questions to 49ers players. Some even wore customs to stand out. Here are highlights of some of the best and worst questions:
Moss has been mostly silent throughout his year in San Francisco. But he finally came out of his shell and could not stop from being his old self on the NFL’s biggest stage. When Moss was asked where he fell on the list of best receivers of all time he said, “I do believe I am the greatest receiver. No disrespect to Jerry Rice.”
He is certainly in the conversation of top-10 wide receivers of all time, but to call him the best receiver ever is a biiiig stretch. Here was Jerry Rice’s response; “I’m very surprised Randy Moss used that in those words, that he’s the greatest. You’d never hear me say I’m the greatest football player to ever play the game. I let my body of work speak for itself, and I think I was able to be very productive on the football field.”
Other responses from Moss:
When asked about Manti Te’o’s story: “I did have an imaginary girlfriend … I never told anybody about it.”
His plans after retirement: “I would like to one day tailgate a football game. I think there’s something that I’m missing. Just seeing the camaraderie and the fans.”
The running back was asked if he knew what a 49er was and his response was he didn’t know. So the reporter had to tell him. Come on Gore!
No surprise, most of the questions sent Jim’s way on Media Day had to do with facing his brother in the Super Bowl. He got poetic at one points saying,
“That’s my brother on the other sideline. I love him and care about him very much. He’s a tremendous competitor. And it’s a great challenge and a task to play his team … For he who sheds his blood with me today shall be my brother. That’s the way I feel about our players and our coaches.”
Harbaugh was asked if he’s worried that his brother can read his mind: “No. Worried about a lot of things, but I have not noticed that he has any clairvoyant powers.”
One of the stranger questions poised to Niner players about the Harbaugh brothers was fielded by Staley. He was asked by the same reporter the following questions one after another:
“Which Harbaugh brother is more handsome?”
“Which Harbaugh brother has a firmer handshake?”
“Which Harbaugh brother do you like more?”
“Which Harbaugh is better dressed?”
I don’t think I have to tell you which Harbaugh brother he picked for each answer.
Another highlight was when Staley was asked about the media attention Colin Kaepernick:
“If he is the Beatles, I am just a garage band — a bunch of 12-year-olds living the dream in the garage. I am out here busting my butt trying to give a good interview and he is just like, ‘Hey, I’m Colin Kaepernick, everybody listen to what I have got to say.’”
The Niners fullback was simply asked by a reporter, “So, did Ray do it?” He was diplomatic in his response by not answering the question directly.
A reporter was walking around with a full armband that had fake tattoos on it and asking 49ers players to put it on. He then had the players kiss their biceps in honor of Kaepernicking. I didn’t see the reporter ask Kaepernick to put on the armband.
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