For anyone that knows Packers general manager Ted Thompson, he's not exactly the savvy, media type prone to giving exclusive interviews to radio outlets. Heck, he won't even hold any in-season or postseason press conferences in Green Bay.
That's why I found it interesting that he granted an interview request to SiriusXM NFL Radio while at the Senior Bowl on Monday evening.
Host Adam Caplan responded to me, sharing some of the topics Thompson touched upon:
Re: TT RT @caplannfl: He was really good. Talked about importance of all-star gms, resigning their own players/not doing much in free agency
— Brian Carriveau (@BrianCarriveau) January 21, 2014
I asked SiriusXMNFL on Twitter if they'd post the Thompson interview to their Soundcloud account as they sometimes do, but have yet to receive a response. I'll post the audio if they do.
Then there's this, which is just plain hilarious given Thompson's dry, white-bread public persona:
Quote of the day: "Let's roll, yo"--Ted Thompson to his scouts. I'm dead serious, that happened. It was glorious.
— Michael Schottey (@Schottey) January 20, 2014
If there was only a video camera to capture that moment.
Perhaps of utmost interest to Packers fans, however, might this Bizarro World Ted Thompson stick with the Packers through free agency, opening up the purse strings for a high-profile free agent addition?
We can only speculate, although I won't hold my breath. But I do hope this light-hearted moment brought some joy to your day.