This is Super Bowl week ni our part of Planet Earth. In January 29, 2018’s USA Today, reporter Josh Peter wrote about “infamous Super Bowl” questions which sports reporters have been known to toss to athletes.
During Super Bowl week back in 1994, a reporter asked Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas what got him psyched up for big games. “I read the newspaper and look at all the stupid questions you all ask,” he answered.
So, Reporter Josh Peter gave us some of his “most infamous” (translation: dumb, dumb, dumb!) questions from Super Bowl weeks in years past….
–“Was it dead mother, blind father or blind mother, dead father?” The reporter was asking Quarterback Jim Plunkett to clarify the situation of his parents. Correct answer: Plunkett’s mother is blind and alive, his father blind but no longer living.
We read that and wonder what kind of crassness would prompt a normal human to ask such an unthinking question.