It's a rare (and exceptionally volatile) occurrence indeed when two like forces occupy the same space. But that's what we've got going today.
On the one hand, it's Groundhog Day.
On the other hand, it's also Media Day at the Super Bowl.
This begs the question: If Groundhog Day is really like the film of the same name, does this mean Reggie Wayne will answer the exact same questions with exactly the same answers tomorrow as he does today?
The answer: Yes. But it has nothing to do with Bill Murray waking up to "I Got You, Babe" and stepping in that damn puddle every morning.
What it has to do with is the entire ethos at the Super Bowl, which dictates that the players are asked exactly the same questions over and over and over, every day of the week, until at last they blow up like Rex Grossman and call the media a bunch of idiots.
No, actually, that probably won't happen this week. But the same questions do get asked over and over and over again, because, let's face it, after two weeks of buildup, there's really nothing for the media to ask that hasn't been asked a hundred times already.
And as to Media Day ... here's the dirty little secret, from someone who's been through it before: No serious working journalist goes to Media Day expecting to get anything substantive from it. That's because it's not really designed to be a serious media event. After this time, it's devolved into a freak show within the larger freak show, with alleged "reporters" running around asking questions via sock puppet and Gilbert Gottfried and other C-list celebs crashing the party to ask inane questions as part of some self-aggrandizing schtick.
So, the real work for the real media actually begins tomorrow, when players and coaches are made available daily through Friday at their respective teams' practice facilities. And when they are, yes, they'll be asked the same questions over and over and over again.
But at least they'll be serious questions.