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Jerry Rice does Twitter Q&A about books, barely remembers any books

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To celebrate the release of his book 50 Years, 50 Moments: The Most Unforgettable Plays in Super Bowl History, Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice had a little Q&A session with Barnes & Noble's Twitter account. On paper, it seems like a neat idea; in execution, it's much more awkward than you'd expect. Here are some highlights:

... okay. You could've picked any random book you've read, and no one would've batted an eye. Moving on ...

"Who was your favorite player growing up?"

You also could've picked any random player, and again, no one would've batted an eye.

"Has a book ever inspired you, on or off the field?"

Jerry Rice didn't have to give us a dad joke, but alas, he did.

"What's a good book to buy someone you just started dating?"

A couple ideas: Eat, Pray, Love; Beloved; A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius; and let's throw in Fifty Shades of Grey for the hell of it. You couldn't even give a shout-out to your own book? Come on, Jerry, throw us a bone here.

"What book from childhood should we re-read as adults?"

There we go! Those are excellent answers. All of those books are great.

"I'm a secret Santa for a co-worker I don't know at all. What do you think I should get him?"

This is the Twitter version of Jerry Rice winking at the camera during a late night infomercial.

"Who was your nemesis on defense? What would you buy him for Christmas?"

Okay, this Q&A wasn't all awkward. This was kind of adorable to see that he'd get Deion Sanders a copy of his book.

You can read the rest of the Q&A on Jerry Rice's Twitter account, where he declares "Jingle Bells" to be his favorite Christmas song. No disrespect to James Lord Pierpont, but "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is way better.