I’ve been out running errands on the day before the Super Bowl. I am monitoring the Prof Football Hall of Fame announcements on the NFL Network as well and when they’re up, I’ll post them on the blog.
First, Newsday’s Neil Best writes that NFL Films President Steve Sabol is another person who’s been to every Super Bowl played. Neil advises us to keep an eye on Ryan Seacrest’s red carpet interviews for an interesting reason. And Neil writes that Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Arlen Specter has an agenda in this whole Spygate thing. Finally, Neil notes that today is Kenny Albert’s 40th birthday.
Dan Caesar of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says glitz and glamor have hit the Super Bowl.
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News profiles Fox Sports Director Artie Kempner who will be calling the shots in the production truck for the Super Bowl.
Jerry Garcia of the San Antonio Express-News writes about the beginning of ESPN Radio in San Antonio and what fans should know about the Super Bowl.
The Sports Media Watch says the Pats-Giants could bring big ratings numbers for the second time this season.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner gives us a link to a preview of the Super Bowl ads.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News writes in his Farther Off the Wall blog that EA Sports simulations on Madden ’08 have the Patriots beating the Giants.
Chris Pursell of TV Week recaps last night’s ESPN Super Bowl pregame party in his Pressbox blog.
Ray Frager of the Baltimore Sun in his Medium Well blog has a few news and notes.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady (NY) Gazette profiles New York State native Jamie Dukes who has his own show on the NFL Network.
The Toronto Globe and Mail’s William Houston says the Super Bowl is a couch potato’s dream.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald gives his winners and losers during Super Bowl Week.
George Hesselberg of the Wisconsin State Journal writes that a local theater won’t show the Super Bowl because of the silly NFL rules.
Carl Kotala of Florida Today says NFL replay officials will be doing their reviews for the Super Bowl in high definition.
Ed Sherman of the Chicago Tribune writes about the new technology that has helped viewers enjoy the NFL. Speaking about new technology, Sam Farmer from the Los Angeles Times talks with the inventor of the overhead cablecam, Jim Rodnunsky.
Dusty Saunders of the Rocky Mountain News talks with Fox Sports’ Troy Aikman about Patriots QB Tom Brady.
Will Leitch of Deadspin writes for the New York Times’ Fifth Down blog about his visit to Radio Row at the Phoenix Convention Center during Super Bowl week. Katie Thomas from the Times says the Super Bowl is not a place for the average fan.
Radio legend George Von Benko remembers the late Ray Scott calling the first Super Bowl on CBS.
Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star writes about ESPN coming into PAC 10 country for the first time in a very long time for tonight’s Arizona-UCLA game.
David Knox of the Birmingham News writes about Dick Vitale’s absence from ESPN.
George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press writes about a change in format for a college hockey show on FSN Detroit.
That’s it for now. Super Bowl pick coming up tomorrow morning. I’m going out.