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Marinelli said he assumed his daughter and Barry heard about the question, but said he didn't talk to them about it.
The Vietnam veteran has remained calm as he answered questions after each of his 37 losses since he became a head coach for the first time in 2006, and he refused to let Parker's question rattle him when it was asked.
"There was intent to maybe stir me up, which is never going to happen," he said. "I can shoulder anything you bring -- easy."
Parker's question, a follow-up to his queries about whether Marinelli could fairly evaluate Barry, generated considerable buzz on Fox's postgame show Sunday and later on sports talk shows and the Internet.
"You're a disgrace to your profession, my friend," Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw said on the air about Parker. "You're a total idiot."
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