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Tag:Media Day
Posted on: February 1, 2011 7:20 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Keisel would consider a 'stash, loves 'Tombstone'

Posted by Will Brinson

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Brett Keisel, pictured right in his Troy Polamalu wig, might be the most popular guy at the Super Bowl.

I'm not even kidding -- although Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers get the biggest crowds, Keisel and his beard have been a tremendous draw early in the week.

Josh talked to him on Monday about the beard and it's awesomeness, which is a must watch.

And during the media day, I caught up with Keisel to ask him if he'd ever consider going with a handlebar and if he had any endorsements lined up when and if he plans on shaving.



Need more proof that he's popular? CBSSports.com's Mark Morgan caught up with Keisel as well to discuss the furry creature living on his face.



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Posted on: February 1, 2011 6:11 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2011 1:40 pm
 

What's the greatest generic media day response?

Posted by Will Brinson

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- My answer: "Both teams played hard." But there are still lots of fantastically generic responses to questions that the media crank out. True story -- on Tuesday, I heard someone ask a player if he was excited. To be in Dallas. For the Super Bowl. I mean, really?

Anyway, during my time wandering through the throngs of zaniness that was media day, I was determined to find the best answer to the question.

Here's what I found, and, yeah, you'll probably hate my laugh my the end of the video.



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Posted on: February 1, 2011 3:17 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Super Bowl Scene: Tuesday afternoon (Media Day)

Posted by Andy Benoit
Media Day (US Presswire)
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Media Day is as crazy as you've heard. Twenty percent of the craziness derives from simply having thousands of media members in the same place doing the same thing. 30 percent of the craziness derives from the 1 out of every 20 press members who are there strictly for shtick and spectacle. And 50 percent of the craziness comes from the players themselves, who are more than willing to give reporters the catchy but hollow sound bites they crave.

Not all players do this, of course. Kudos to Flozell Adams. He was one of the few who had a podium and still didn't say whatever people tried to coax him into saying. Asked what question had become most annoying this week, Adams, the long-time Cowboy, said any questions about him playing a Super Bowl back in Dallas. Funny because the reporter who asked him this had, one question before, asked him about returning to Dallas. And four of the next five questions were about him returning to Dallas. Everyone except Adams seemed to think his “return” was a big deal.

The players are interesting if you're a member of the foreign press or non-sports television media. For regular sportswriters get good content out of some of the role players who are wandering around (personally, I enjoyed chatting with Packer guards Daryn Colledge and Josh Sitton about blocking schemes against 3-4 defenses, and Ike Taylor was honest enough to say, without any hint of humor, that he's one of the top two corners in the NFL...he even cited compelling specific reasons why), but if you're looking for substance out of a podium players, good luck. They're mostly playing to the camera.



So are a lot of the reporters themselves. The Tonight Show, represented by Ross the Intern, and Entertainment Tonight, represented by Brooklyn Decker and Kevin Frazier, drew stares. Chad Ochocinco and his crew showed up during the Steeler session (Ocho, wearing a funky brownish green leather jacket, wound up holding court with several reporters). Tiki Barber, Chris Berman, the NFL Network guys and a handful of former players (remember LeCharles Bentley?) were some of the other attention grabbers.

That's the coolest part -- simply walking amongst gobs of people you see every day on TV (be it players or on-air personalities).

We’re headed back to the Sheraton media headquarters as this is being written (it's still snowing a bit in Dallas but the roads aren't quite as icy). Last note about the spectacle of Media Day: the Cowboys Stadium staff was about as organized and efficient as the Chinese drummers in the 2008 Olympic Opening ceremonies. And they were a lot friendlier. It was amazing, really. The tight security would have put even the most ardent TSA crew to shame. But as security guards were searching your bags and patting you down, they were saying "Welcome to Cowboys Stadium!" with the most genuine smiles and enthusiasm possible. Clearly, a big part of their training pertained to public relations. Well played. What's been most apparent this trip is that life is easier when you please the folks riding around in these buses.

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Posted on: February 1, 2011 2:56 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Clay Matthews discusses shampoo vs. conditioner

Posted by Will Brinson

ARLINGTON, Texas - Media Day at the Super Bowl is all about VERY SERIOUS JOURNALISTIC BUSINESS.

And, apparently, asking Clay Matthews about shampoo versus conditioner, which is what the guy representing Nickelodeon Cartoons (I kid you not, dear reader) did on Tuesday.

 

 

It was obviously nice of Clay to play along, but what can you really do when you're staring across the microphone at a guy in a child-like, nerdy superhero costume?

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