DeMaurice Smith promises to use ‘That’s a clown question,’ Denver Beer Company readies its ‘Clown Question’ beer


DeMaurice Smith

The executive director of the NFL players association guest wrote Peter King’s SI.com column this week, and included this nugget:

“I think the Nats are for real, and that I need to work Bryce Harper’s ‘That’s a clown question, bro’ into my next press conference.”

I mean, maybe wait for a couple months until the mania has died down a little bit. Or run up to Roger Goodell and yell it in his face.

(Thanks to Reader Alex B. for the heads-up.)

The Beer

After much buzz, the Denver Beer Company will bust out its Clown Question, Bro beer on Monday, with an afternoon tapping party at its brew-pub. WTOP, of course, obtained a half-gallon growler in order to do a newsroom tasting, and they didn’t invite me, the jerks.

Charlie Berger, the brewery’s co-owner, told WTOP that his outfit would step down if Harper’s camp raised trademark concerns, and that Harper “really should be the one making most of the money off this.”

Les Miles

The swaggy LSU coach was asked about Harper’s phrase during a visit to ESPN headquarters.

“Wow,” Miles said. “I like that one. I understand it. I certainly understand it. In other words, you’re going to have to give me something stronger than that if you want me to answer the question. I enjoyed that.”

Dusty Rhoades

The awesomely named lawyer wrote a column on Bryce Harper for the Southern Pines (N.C.) Pilot. Filing his dispatch from outer space, Rhoades noted “the rise and fall of the catch phrase ‘That’s a clown question, bro,’ which apparently was coined, had its vogue, and was declared dead in the course of a week. And I seem to have missed the whole thing.

“It seems there’s a young player for baseball’s Washington Nationals named Bryce Harper.”

Indeed. It seems there is.

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Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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