To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Sunday Night Football, which kicks off next week, NBC brought in a special correspondent to interview some of the biggest names in the NFL. Her name is Isabella Day, she’s 10-years-old, and compliments of her killer interview skills, she managed to knock the Colts quarterback, a Cowboys wide receiver, a Seahawks strong safety, an Eagles running back, among other NFL stars, right off their game, turning some into utter Silly Putty.
You can see that the guys are a little surprised when they first meet the pint-sized reporter, but they all seem delighted to chat as Isabella lobs them softball questions – what they eat on game day, what superpower they’d like to have, etc. Then, on the heels of discussing the finer points of bacon and candy, Isabella suddenly drops this bomb of a question – “Are spread offenses to blame for the small number of quarterbacks being selected in this year’s draft?” – throwing every one of these men for a complete loop.
“Are spread offenses to blame for the small number of quarterbacks being selected in this year’s draft?”
Their genuine reactions are priceless, her delivery is flawless, and this will likely go down as one of the most entertaining interview segments in sports history.
Of the experience, Isabella, a talented actor/singer from Littleton, CO who’s into golf and Taekwondo, said on her Facebook page, which is monitored by her parents, “Chance of a lifetime interviewing all these football players!!” But we have no doubt that this interview was as memorable for the players as it was for her.
As for Isabella’s future as an NBC sports reporter, that remains to be seen. But we love what Catherine Gray, a commenter on the Sunday Night Football Facebook page, had to say about it.