NEWARK, N.J. - Growing up near Victoria Park and Sheppard Aves in Scarborough could not prepare anyone for this.
Not when it comes to the zoo that is Super Bowl media day.
Orlando Franklin learned that first-hand on Tuesday.
This went far deeper than just all the Rob Ford questions. Franklin, the starting right tackle of the Broncos, was expecting those and handled them with veteran savvy, saying he was thankful for anyone who supported his Denver team.
But even the 6-foot-7, 330-lb alumnus of the Scarborough Thunder could not have expected some of the wild wacky and weird queries that seemed to come at him from left field.
Not to mention some of the eccentric people who were asking them.