Welcome to media day   

Updated: January 31, 2007, 11:50 AM ET

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PART I | PART II | PART III | PART IV | PART V | PART VI | PART VII | PART VIII | PART IX | PART X | PART XI

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Actual question heard during the media day brunch: "Umm … are those eggs?"

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That's my plate right before I threw it out -- I probably had six bites total. People on "Fear Factor" wouldn't have eaten this food. It's always a good idea to eat BEFORE media day.

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Hey, you know what's fun after you've had a horrible meal? Standing in the bowels of a football stadium in a herd of sportswriters for 30-35 minutes waiting to interview the AFC champion Indianapolis Colts. It's the perfect capper. Right around here, I started to get bitter and question the meaning of life … fortunately, I had someone to talk to about it (Will, the homicidal "Jimmy Kimmel Live" writer who just spent the last five days with the "American Idol" rejects).

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I've been to four media days and have NEVER seen a throng like the one around Peyton Manning. It went 10-12 people deep at one point.

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Did you ever notice how offensive linemen never know how to stand? It's like they're too big for their bodies; they can't find any semblance of balance. I stared at these guys for at least 45 seconds.

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Bill Simmons is a columnist for Page 2 and ESPN The Magazine. His book "Now I Can Die In Peace" is available in paperback.