01/30/2014 01:28 am ET Updated Jan 30, 2014

The 10 Most Absurd Super Bowl Media Day Questions, Including The One That Was Actually A Joke


While athletic feats achieved during the Super Bowl tend to become more impressive with each retelling, the mediocre questions asked on Super Bowl Media Day seem to grow more ridiculous as they are recounted through the years.

Perhaps the most cited example of Super Bowl Media Day absurdity is the infamous question that may -- or may not -- have been posed to Doug Williams just days before he became the first African-American quarterback to win the Super Bowl in 1988. As legend has it, Williams was asked "how long have you been a black quarterback?" As The Associated Press has it, the Washington signal caller was probably asked something more like "It's obvious you've always been a black quarterback all your life. When did it start to matter?"

Such is the power of Media Day lore: Dumb gets dumber.

With media members dressed as Waldo and Mozart and questions touching on topics like flatulence and strip clubs, the 2014 edition of Super Bowl Media Day isn't going to be remembered as the moment when things took a turn for the serious.

Here are 10 of the most absurd questions asked, including one that was apparently intentionally been a joke.

With the race for the dumbest question of year coming down to the wire on Tuesday, Matt Yoder of Awful Announcing thought he found a winner with the question about the Super Bowl being a "must-win game." Eric Edholm of Shutdown Corner found a similar question similarly ridiculous.

In the latest twist offered by Super Bowl Media Day, that ridiculous query was apparently intended to mock the ridiculous queries traditionally asked. Dave Dameshek of NFL Network took credit for the question asked Carroll and said it was asked in jest.