POLL QUESTION – MAY 17
By Leo Haggerty

First of all, and I will start EVERY article with this paragraph, sports pales in comparison with what is occurring with the Coronavirus. Hopefully, the columns that I, and the rest of our correspondents, provide you is a momentary escape from the trials and tribulations that Americans, and the rest of the world’s population, are experiencing. The COVID-19 is not a video game that you can press reset and get a new life. This is real and dangerous so, above all, be prudent and stay safe.

As I borrow from the Monkeys, it’s another Pleasant Valley Sunday.  Charcoal burning everywhere.

Well, probably not charcoal.  More so propane.  Either way, it’s getting close to the official end of school and the start of the true, and not the extended, summer vacation.

So, with that being said, let’s get down to brass tacks.  Our poll question is as follows:
IF YOU COULD HAVE THE FIRST QUESTION AT A PRESS CONFERENCE OF ANY COACH OR COACHES, WHO WOULD THE COACH BE AND WHAT WOULD BE YOUR QUESTION?

Below are the opinions of our staff for this week’s query.  Not our usual over double-digit responses but still a good turnout.  I’m taking the blame for that and here’s why.

With Mother’s Day last Sunday, I was late getting the question out to everyone.  Plus, with everyone binging “The Last Dance” to catch up before the final two episodes later today, time became a factor.

Well, you can best believe that this week’s brain teaser will go out Monday.  Until next week, check out the thoughts of our crew and, honestly, some are rather pointed as you will see.  Enjoy.

JEFFREY NEIL FOX – PUBLISHER OF ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
Weeb Ewbank-Head Football Coach of the New York Jets
What do you think about your quarterback, Joe Namath, guaranteeing a win against the Baltimore Colts for the upcoming Super Bowl III?

ANGELO DIBIASE – NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ANALYST
Dabo Swinney- Head Football Coach of the Clemson Tigers
When Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfrow in the south end zone in Tampa to win your first National Championship as head coach at Clemson,  can you share your emotions and feelings with us about that moment?

KAZLIN RIVARD – AFC NORTH CORRESPONDENT
Matt LaFleur-Head Football coach of the Green Bay Packers
It looks like the writing is on the wall.  You are turning the Packers into a run-first offense, sprinkled with a play-action passing approach. With adding zero weapons thus far for your future Hall Of Fame QB, how do you plan to lead and coach this season with so much negative attention on the worst grade in the 2020 NFL Draft?

ROB KRIETE – SENIOR WRITER OF ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
Bruce Arians-Head Coach of the Tampa bay Buccaneers
Does Tom call his own plays this season?

JOHN LENTZ – NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CORRESPONDENT
John Wooden-Head Coach of the UCLA Bruins
What suggestions would you give a young coach and what do you look for in a player?

WILL SMITH – AFC EAST CORRESPONDENCE
Jim Boeheim-Head Coach of the Syracuse Orangemen
Just for fun, can you even remember the last time your team played man defense?I’m pretty sure his answer would most likely be, the last time we lost to a division 2 team, with that blank stare that says why are you really asking this question.

JASON RUBIN – AFC EAST CORESPONDENT
Mike Krzyzewski-Head Coach of the Duke Blue Devils
Who is the best player you’ve ever coached an who is the best player you’ve ever seen?

LEO HAGGERTY – EDITOR OF ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
Dabo Swinney-Head Coach of the Clemson Tigers
After Nick Sabin leaves the University of Alabama, and when the Crimson Tide Athletic Director calls to measure you interest in returning to be the head coach at your alma mater, do you take that call and at least listen?

KULEEN SHAH – SPECIAL EVENTS EDITOR OF ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE
Bruce Arians-Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
What makes you different from other coaches in your division?

TRACE CRISP – PHOTOJOURNALIST
Bruce Arians-Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Is Tom Brady your dream quarterback?