On Tuesday afternoon, Marquette hosted their usual day before a game media availability so all the journos in the area can get some insight on Wednesday's game against Seton Hall so they can write previews about the game. Head coach Steve Wojciechowski must have had ESPN or NFL Network on in his office earlier in the day, because here's how things started out:
Steve Wojciechowski began his media availability today by saying "I'm here so I won't get fined." #mubb— Andrew Gruman (@AndrewGruman) January 27, 2015
THAT. IS. AMAZING.
For those of you that weren't paying attention to either ESPN or NFL Network or Twitter during Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, this is what Wojo's referencing:
That, of course, is Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. Over the past season or so, Lynch has made it abundantly clear that he has no interest in speaking to any media what so ever, but he will be fined by the NFL if he doesn't. It should be obvious to you, fair reader of this website that doesn't really give a crap about talking to or getting quotes from any of the athletes that we cover, that I find Lynch's complete disdain for the entire affair hilarious.
Of course, it's all just derivative of the originator of media disdain.