The Gist

The Best Defense Is a Good … Kid

Mike Pesca examines how athletes position their own children to deflect the press.

The Gist’s Mike Pesca investigates the finer points of the tried and true Kid Defense. Professional athletes deftly position their own children to help deflect and distract during those awkward pre- and post-game press conferences. Pesca enlists his own son, Milo, to demonstrate how a well-positioned (and pretty cute) kid can easily knock an audience off … awwwww, Milo. Wait, what were we saying?