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January 28, 2009

Super Bowl-Day 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Eli Savoie @ 4:02 pm

Due to some computer issues and other technical problems out of my control, I was never able to get to posting things from yesterday, but those issues have been resolved, so here we go. Tuesday is always a big day of Super Bowl week because it’s media day, which means all the media head down to the stadium and each team does a one hour session where the players and coaches are spread out and you can go talk with them. It’s really a circus, although this year was a little calmer than normal. I had a chance to talk to some guys with some Memphis ties and get some sound from some of the stars of the game also.

This gives a general idea of what the players and coaches have to deal with, tons of media flocking to them like seagulls to a potato chip on the beach.

The big stars obviously get the most attention, this is Kurt Warner at his podium and the throng of media trying to get that perfect quote.

Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt

This is a much closer shot of Warner

The guy that Warner likes throwing to, Larry Fitzgerald

The Cardinals defense hasn’t gotten much love, this is one of their stars, Karlos DansbySteelers Head Coach Mike TomlinBig Ben Roethlisberger

The NFL’s defensive player of the year, James Harrison, talks with Deion Sanders, who now works for the NFL Network.

Steelers kicker Jeff Reed has some interesting hair

I got the chance to sit down with Randy Fichtner, the former University of Memphis offensive coordinator, who is now the wide receivers coach in Pittsburgh.

Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler with me. Butler played and coached at the University of Memphis.

If you’ve ever seen a Buccaneers game at Raymond James Stadium, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a shot of the pirate ship. This is that ship.

So that’s a recap of media day, but last night it was off to Ybor City in Tampa for the annual media party. That’s where the host committee serves us free food and drinks all night and brings in some entertainment. This year’s band was .38 Special, and they rocked the joint!

So that’s our Tuesday in Tampa, I’ll be back later with more on today’s events as long as I can avoid technical difficulties.

Until then, have a good one!

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