It's back! For many of us, it's the one day a year when we listen to Utah sports radio. As if you didn't already know, today is Media Day for the Utah Jazz. Coverage starts at 3:00 mt on 1280 AM. Keep track of all the Media Day updates here.
If you've followed Media Day for a few years, you know that you will start to hear a lot of repetition in the players' answers. Here are some:
Favorite TV show: Martin
Favorite Movie: Scarface
Favorite Band: Jay-Z (They always ask "band" and the players never answer with an actual band"
Player X has added x amount of weight
Player X has dropped x amount of weight
Player X has grown x inches
What did you do during offseason? Went home for a while, then went to (insert place) to workout. (occasionally name-drop players they worked out with)
Am I missing any? Here is our SBN neighbor blog Brew Hoop's Media Day Bingo
Of course the best part of Media Day is that optimism is abound. Everywhere you look fans, players, coaches, media, will be optimistic about the upcoming season. Teams that had success last year will look to build upon it. Teams that were terrible made moves that will make them better. Players and coaches have fresh starts. It's magical and wonderful, and everyone should bask in it.
The Jazz are certainly not immune to it. Even the most cynical of Jazz fans (*cough Peter *cough) can't help but get caught up in the optimism; it's contagious (Ok, maybe Peter can resist). It's the time of the year where you might even see Amar praise the Jazz medical staff.
(Love you, Peter)
Media Day means the return of our favorite (and new, soon to be favorite) Jazz beat writers. Here's a sample platter:
Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune- Utah Jazz: With start of training camp, new era begins
Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune/ 1280AM- Monson: Greg Miller responds to questions about the Utah Jazz
Jody Genessy, Deseret news- What they did last summer: Reviewing the Utah Jazz's eventful offseason
Despite all of the euphoria that comes with Media Day, we can't ignore the elephant in the room. It's going to overshadow everything else today. But, we're better than that. We should just ignore it.
I'm talking about this, of course.