Re: marvin lewis and press conferences?
Copying over from Brad Johansenn's Bengals Blog
Marvin seemed particularly short and irritated with the media in his Wednesday session. He insisted it wasn't him. He's always in a good mood. I think some of the questions from our station reporters contributed to the mood. Just ask the beat writers.
News producers are already trying to force the hype of Super Bowl expectations ... irritation usually follows from multiple outlets. It seems this week the Kansas City media is playing up the angle of Dick Vermeil running up the score in his final game last year. Herm Edwards was happy to add to the mix by saying he believes the Bengals have reason for payback.
"I believe in sportsmanship, and I don't believe in rubbing people's noses in it," Edwards told reporters. "It sets you up. What goes around comes around."
Marvin never bit saying, "this is a different year with a new coach and what happened last year has little relevance." Players I talked to seemed to care very little about the KC hangover. But they remember what it felt like to lose 37-3.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.