Super Bowl 45 is less than a week away, sports monsters.
It’s hype week, starting Tuesday with media day.
Fox will cover the game —- so get ready for “there’s a statistic for everything when it comes to the Super Bowl.”
It usually starts right off the bat after the coin toss.
Don’t be surprised if the stat goes something like this:
“The team that wins the coin toss goes on to win the Super Bowl 60 percent of the time in an odd-year when there’s a Democrat in the White House.”
The Steelers and the Packers arrived in Texas on Monday.
The Steelers arrived first.
The team that arrives first at the site of the Super Bowl on the Monday before the game goes on to win the Lombardi Trophy 72 percent of the time — but only if the band performing during half-time is comprised of musicians who are under the age of 60.
Media day is more like media circus day, with reporters swarming the better known players and act likelittle girls at a Justin Bieber concert.
The same questions are usually asked by one reporter after another, whether it be about who is probable and who won’t start, how does your defense stack up against the running game, is the quarterback ready to shout “I’m going to Disney Land!” after he’s named MVP.
There are ususally more than a few dumb questions thrown into the mix as well.
Here’s an example of a few you hope you don’t hear come media day:
1. “What do you think will be your team’s major distraction?”
2. “Wouldn’t you really rather be playing for Rex Ryan than having the chance to win the Super Bowl?”
3. “Name the player most likely to get arrested the night before the Super Bowl.”
4. “Will Jesus and God be with your team or your opponent when it comes to making the big plays that ice the game?”
5. “The Steelers’ slogan “Stairway to Seven” is a take-off on Led Zepplin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ Because of the Packers’ inexperience in this Super Bowl, couldn’t they use the Zepplin song ‘Not Getting a Whole Lotta Love’? “