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Super Bowl Scene: Monday morning

Posted on: January 31, 2011 10:30 am
Edited on: January 31, 2011 4:02 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit



DALLAS -- The buzz is slowly starting to build in Dallas after a quiet Sunday afternoon. Besides the occasional Super Bowl XLV streetlight flag and the police barrier blocking Olive Street near the Sheraton in downtown Dallas (home of the NFL media headquarters), you wouldn’t have known yesterday that Super Bowl week was about to get underway.

More than 5,000 “Week of Game” credentials were issued this year, which seemingly means more than 10,000 informative flyers of each and every event were printed. Walking into the Sheraton this morning, there was a table with 20 different flyers, only two of which contained immediately relevant information: Flyer 16, announcing which Steelers will be available to the media after Mike Tomlin’s 1:30 press conference (Flozell Adams, James Farrior, Brett Keisel, Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward and LaMarr Woodley) and Flyer 17, announcing which Packers will be available after Mike McCarthy’s 5:15 press conference (Donald Driver, A.J. Hawk, Greg Jennings, Clay Matthews, Aaron Rodgers and Charles Woodson).

The Steelers are staying at the Omni Fort Worth; the Packers are at the Omni Mandalay in Irving. Both hotels are roughly 40 minutes west of Dallas. There are shuttles that take the media back and forth.

The media center has 13 rows of tables, with roughly 25 seated to a table. (All but maybe 15 seats are vacant as of early Monday morning, though people continue to trickle in as I write this). To get to the media room you have to traverse through radio row, which is a sea of some 100 makeshift radio studios, all of which will be filled with talking heads (or talking voices). Only a third of the radio press is here at this point (including the fellas from the NFL’s official radio partner, Sirius, which has a luxurious setup at the main entrance), but already the din of opinions is borderline nerve-rattling.

We’ll be updating you on the scene at Super Bowl XLV in Dallas all week. Tag: Super Bowl Scene 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 10:46 am
 

Super Bowl Scene: Monday morning

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Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Super Bowl Scene: Monday morning

dude these girlies do this to these mega sports stars all the time .

take KOBE for instance

the hotel worker he banged out , that was consentual , now what happened?. . . . . . . .

she failed to realize the holmes was hung and her "annual " could only accommodate so much . . . .

so. . .  opsie , she got torn.

now the predicament . needs medical care . what to say to family , boyfriend -whatever . . . so

only one route LEFT FOR HER , go to ER -----HE RAPED ME !

sucks but covers all angles .

stuff happens .

kobe gets it now . the tangled webs we weave. whatever. should of made out a check .



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2011 12:33 am
 

Super Bowl Scene: Monday morning

No, there is not a surplus of Steeler and Packer fans in Dallas.  That stat shows that basically Pittsburgh is poor lol.  I don't blame Steeler fans when it comes to playing in Dallas.  If I were one, I'd want my team to play in Cowboys stadium too.  There are better high school fields than Heinz.  Everything outside of that organization besides the Lombardis is an embarrassment financially and professionally.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Super Bowl Scene: Monday morning

Badger you are an idiot!  "he was not found guilty"???????   He was not even charged with anything. Because nothing happened. The girl was so drunk she didn't even remember hardly anything. She went to the emergency room and cried rape. They checked her for DNA and found male DNA but it was not Ben's. I didn't say or even imply she wanted "it". She dropped the charges because I would guess they had some evidence that made her not look so good and she wanted to protect her reputation. I lost a lot of respect for Ben for just being in the ladies bathroom with a chick. You cannot compare this to OJ and if you can't see that then you never will. There are a lot of women who pray on celebrities. Is she one? I don't really know. If there was really any abuse she definitely would have pursued it. I have been to college bars and seen what goes on in the bathroom with drunk people. He was ashamed of being in such a situation. The Steelers are one of the most respectful organizations in the league and would drop Ben in a heart beat if they even thought he did anything to that girl that was not consented. I know young people who black out and seen what they do. I have heard what they claimed the next day and it is never what really happened because they cannot remember. That is why they call it a black out. They remember a few details and sometimes they remember things that didn't even happen. Usually their view is no where near the truth. That is why they dropped the charges. END OF STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 8:37 pm
 

Super Bowl Scene: Monday morning

I should comment on that because I left it very Vague. I do not really hate Ben, do I think he did something wrong? Yeah sure do. Did that girl? Most likely, please do not play the she wanted it card because that would be downright disgusting. I have much props for most Steelers fans much respect for the history behind them as well. 6 superbowls is impressive. In fact of all the other superbowls they played in this is the one I am not hoping they win. My problem is more with the media than Ben all this he is a changed man, takes more than 8-10 months to prove he changed. I hope so, he went to college he is educated, he has been given a second chance for lack of better words, and you are all right he was not found guilty. OJ was not found guilty hate to tell it to he did it, Barry Bonds says he did not do it sorry folks Barry is a cheater plain and simple. (just want to add I hope he gets away with it what a waste of money)Rodger Clemmons did it. But than there is Alex Rodriguez did said sorry no one cares that is were I put Ben, did it said sorry, changed, I hope.

 

 

I have a ton respect for Hines Ward even though he takes a shot on people here and there but he does for the most part in the realm of the games rules. He is not breaking any laws.

 

One more thing I am a big proponent of the legal system, it makes mistakes why because there are humans involved there is no such thing as a perfect system. I know I will never be put in that situation one I do not have body Guard willing to guard a bathroom for me, two I would never put myself in that situation. To be honest people who go to bars to hook up with people are asking for trouble. just my opinion. You claim he never did anything with her you have the right, I still would not let that man within 100 yards of my daughter. You might you trust him I don't. I also am sick of people who think just because he is having a great season we should forgive him. Michael Vick I do not forgive the man but he did his time paid his penance by all means he should get a second chance. Just every other person who gets out of prison yes including child rapists they deserve their second chance as well. But really this is kind of a dead subject. Ben is a great QB that can never and should never be taken away. My earlier comments did take away from that. I just will reserve judgment on if he is a good person.

So whatever the case it is over and done and I wish the Steelers healthy superbowl, I hope they loose but hope there are no catastrophic injuries as a result.




Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Super Bowl Scene: Monday morning

I love how Steeler haters make assumptions based on accusations from a drunken college chick who had dollar signs in her eyes and male DNA in her panties that were not Ben's. And those are the actual facts from the case. I just hope that all the haters who throw stones find themselves in the same boat someday and then we will see how they feel about the judicial system.



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Super Bowl Scene: Monday morning

I love how steelers fan thin Ben raplessberger claim he did nothing wrong. Makes me hopw that thier family is next but I suppose they would like that anyway.



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Super Bowl Scene: Monday morning

What can I say ...  Ben attracts gold digging lying women with false accusations while Tom Brady attracts gay dudes with Ugg boots. Go figure!

Hilarious!




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