A Reporter Asked Bastian Schweinsteiger If He Thought His MLS Team Was Capable Of Winning 'The World Cup'
You know, I just can't seem to put my finger on the reason why athletes have become more and more likely to take members of the media less and less seriously. It's almost like you can't even ask a question about a player leading his nationally centralized franchise to international glory without being relentless mocked anymore. It really is quite the indictment on the players that sports journalism has become nothing more than the asking of easy questions that have repetitive answers.
Just take this scenario for instance. A star player - who should be ingratiating himself to the organization - won't even so much as speak to his new team's chances of winning a championship that they aren't even remotely eligible for? The gall of Bastian Schweinsteiger to think he's above responding to - without a doubt - the toughest question he faced all day. Who the hell does this guy think he is? Sitting up there looking like he just smelled some shit and pompously staring out at a reporter that just wants to know if Chicago is built to contend in a tournament they won't be participating in. Fucking guy hasn't even played a game for the Chicago Fire yet and he's already putting a cap on their potential? Pretty sure the ultimate goal for any soccer player is to win 'The World Cup', and the guy that already helped bring one to Germany is scoffing at the idea of bringing one to a midwestern city he now calls home? Someone better let him know that we don't let our professional athletes actively avoid ludicrously nonsensical inquiries here in the states. Even if they play a sport that we - as a country - largely (clearly) don't know too much about.
P.S. If three people have a full on discussion before responding to your question with nothing more than laughter then there is probably a bigger problem with your question than the phrasing of it.
P.P.S. Got 'em....