(Why does that sound cool when the kids say it?)
At the risk of being a wet blanket here, I have to say that events such as these bring out a number of members of the media who don’t have a clue about what they’ve been assigned to cover. They’re not sports media, but rather general assignment who are thrust into the situation, often against their will, into unfamiliar territory. Bless them,they’re trying to do their best, but often operate with the understanding of the sport. So they fall back on the trivial and inane, asking questions such as “if you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?” Not kidding here. It’s difficult enough for the regular sportswriters to do their jobs without having to share the athletes, coaches, managers, etc. with these reporters who are better suited –as they’ll be the first to admit — for other areas.