Jan 12, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) celebrates a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Smith rips reporter over NFC Championship Game question


After the Carolina Panthers were bumped out of the playoffs by the San Francisco 49ers this past weekend, Carolina wide receiver Steve Smith was asked if he had a rooting interest in the NFC Championship Game between the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks.

His response? Not amused.

Per NFL.com:

You really want me to thump you upside the head? That was the dumbest question, and that’s the second dumbest question you’ve asked. I only cheer for one team. Actually, two teams. My team and my kid’s team. Other than that I can give a bleep.

Okay, I’m not exactly good at what you may call “reading between the lines” — hell, I’m not even good at plain ol’ reading — but I’m going to go out on a limb and interpret Smith’s statement as indicating he doesn’t really care who wins the NFC Championship Game. Just a hunch.

Smith had four catches for 74 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

[Source: NFL.com]

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