The strangeness of Media Day

They call this Media Day, but in some ways, it’s all backwards.

In many cases, it’s just journalists interviewing journalists. The players even arm themselves with cameras, often turning them on reporters. Giants LB Antonio Pierce is one player acting as a journalist and giving interviews at the same time.

Just to get anywhere, you have to wade through a sea of reporters, including the cross-dressing Telemundo reporter handing out chocolate and measuring the circumference of players’ biceps (Cardinals K Neil Rackers’ is 17 inches) and various quasi-celebrities.

Once you make it to a booth or to a player, you then have to manage to get your question in between the real reporters and the likes of Ross from the Tonight Show asking players if they would rather play with a pink ball.

“We’re not playing with no pink ball,” Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett said.

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