Omg. I think it is Tom Brady. Look at the deflated balls in the trash can pic.twitter.com/lE03Co5Cq7
— @ D'zus_Cry'st (@derekt529) January 28, 2015
The vast majority of sporting press conferences these days see players and coaches sprout the same stories about things that happen 110% at the end of the day.
That's why people like Ian Holloway and Nick Cummins are so treasured as they speak their mind and don't just give off a list of pre-memorised lines that don't add anything to the occasion.
Things are even worse in America, where the vast amount of media presence and access can be overwhelming. Added to that the regulations in various sports, especially NFL, that dictate players must spend allocated time addressing the media or face fines.
This lead to Seattle Seahawk's beastly running back Marshawn Lynch receiving a fine from the league after refusing to speak to the media. Ever since that time, he has had some strange interviews with the media.
For example, yesterday was the Superbowl's media day. The NFL stipulates that players must spend 4 minutes and 30 seconds at least addressing the press, which isn't what Marshawn Lynch would ever want to do. But he was threatened with a $500,000 fine from the NFL if he didn't show up, leading to this:
Oh, it’s starting? Well, then let me start. Hey, I’m just here so I don’t get fined. So y’all can sit here and ask me all the questions y’all want to. I’m going to answer with the same answer. So y’all can shoot if y’all please.
In all, we count 27 times that he says "I'm just here so I won't get fined".