Robert Landers With a Mic at Rose Bowl Media Day is Pure Gold

By Johnny Ginter on December 30, 2018 at 7:58 pm

Media days can suck. Athletes are generally trained to give as little as possible in interviews, so as to not say anything too controversial or give their opponents bulletin board material. It can be a nerve-wracking experience for everyone involved, as it basically becomes a game of chicken between the reporter and the player as to whether the person asking the questions can get away with asking something authentic, and whether the person answering them can get away with answering said questions honestly.

A great recent example of this was Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams literally stopping himself mid-sentence to avoid being dunked in a vat of acid by Nick Saban as he caught himself throwing a little too much shade on Kyler Murray.

Anyway, the point is that this kind of thing can be fun, but only if you make it fun.

Thanks to a little help from 10TV, Ohio State defensive lineman Robert Landers made it fun, which you can watch in the video above.

Landers joins a fine tradition of athletes taking the mic for themselves and playing reporter, and I would be remiss if I didn't remind all of you of Tyvis Powell being the most hilarious human on earth in the lead-up to the 2014 playoffs.

Thanks for that, BB. We all needed it.

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