With Super Bowl week bringing together the largest contingent of sports media members of any North American sporting event asking all sorts of questions, there are bound to be a few duds.
Take, for instance, a query directed toward Eagles coach Nick Sirianni at his media availability Monday night ahead of Super Bowl LVII.
"Is this a must-win game?" a reporter yelled.
"Yeah," Sirianni deadpanned.
It's not the first time such a question has been raised ahead of the Big Game. In Jan. 2017, a member of the Falcons fielded the same inquiry ahead of Atlanta's 34-28 overtime loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI.
For those new to the NFL, it must be said: yes, the Super Bowl is a must-win game, the end-all, be-all of professional American football. It is not a best-of-seven series like the World Series, NBA Finals or Stanley Cup Final, nor a two-legged event like some important soccer matches.
Philadelphia will meet Kansas City for all the marbles at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.