Super Bowl week rolls on down in Atlanta.
On Monday night, players from both the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams made their way into State Farm Arena to face members of the media on Opening Night.
Some of the bigger names, like Tom Brady, Jarred Goff, and Rob Gronkowski had their own platforms that media folks flocked to for questions and quotes.
However, other players floated around the home of the Atlanta Hawks all night, and it was there that Lily Zhao was able to catch up with some of them to get their take on all the festivities the night had to offer.
“I CANT TRY THAT ONE LOVE. LET ME SHOW YOU OKAY?”
SUPER BOWL MEDIA DAY.
“I’M NOT HEARING NO UMS OUT OF THAT.”
A PLACE WHERE PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING GOES…EVEN EATING A CRICKET.
“HOW WAS THE CRICKET?”
“KIND OF CRUNCHY AND SALTY AND SMOKEY.”
“THE CRICKETS OR WHAT NOT BUT I ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW WHAT ESCARGOT WAS. AND I WILL PROBABLY NEVER TRY IR BUT THAT’S PROBABLY THE WILDEST THING.”
MEDIA DAY HAS BECOME A PLACE WHERE OFF THE WALL QUESTIONS ARE THE NORM GIVING
THE PLAYERS A CHANCE TO SHOW THE MEDIA AND THEIR FANS AN ENTIRELY NEW SIDE OF
INCLUDING THEIR DANCE MOVES.
“OKAY, ALRIGHT THAT’S IT.”
“DANCE MOVE? I MEAN IM A GOOD SLOW DANCER.”
AND RED CARPET POSES.
“SO IF I WAS AT A RED CARPET AND I WAS WALKING DOWN AND I WOULD BE LIKE GOOD YOU KNOW WHAT IM SAYING.”
BUT EVEN WITH ALL THE FUN, THERE IS TIME TO BE SERIOUS.
AFTER ALL THIS IS A DREAM MANY OF THESE PLAYERS HAVE HAD SINCE THEY FIRST PICKED UP A FOOTBALL.
“SINCE YOU’VE BEEN A LITTLE KID YOU’VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF PLAYING THE NFL AND AS YOU GET OLDER YOU WANT TO PLAY VARSITY FOOTBALL AND THEN A BIG COLLEGE AND THEN YOURE IN THE NFL AND HAVING A CHANCE TO PLAY IN THE SUPER BOWL IS PRETTY SPECIAL.”
NOW THAT MEDIA DAY IS OFFICIALLY IN THE BOOKS IT’S TIME TO GET SERIOUS AND FOCUS
ON THE MAIN REASON THEY ARE HERE IN ATLANTA; TO HOIST THE LOMBARDI TROPHY.