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:
Don't hav a specific 1, I hav enjoyed all the books I hav read https://t.co/L0YMzs1mT8— Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) December 18, 2015
... okay. You could've picked any random book you've read, and no one would've batted an eye. Moving on ...
I had a few guys I followed and loved to b honest https://t.co/q9akbL7DDa— Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) December 18, 2015
You also could've picked any random player, and again, no one would've batted an eye.
Jerry Rice didn't have to give us a dad joke, but alas, he did.
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.
Catcher in the Rye! Where the wild things are, Grapes of Wrath https://t.co/HHj0QbhEVs— Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) December 18, 2015
There we go! Those are excellent answers. All of those books are great.
This is the Twitter version of Jerry Rice winking at the camera during a late night infomercial.
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.