Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
NEWARK – With many of the pre-Super Bowl XLVIII activities taking place in Manhattan, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took the opportunity on Monday to boast that the game itself will be played in his home state.
And the fact that both the Seahawks and Broncos are staying on the Jersey side of the Hudson.
“It was good to sit at home yesterday and watch the two teams arrive,” Christie...Read more »
The list of Seahawks players and coaches who will sit at the 18 podiums on Media Day at the Prudential Center on Tuesday was conspicuously absent one premier name: Marshawn Lynch.
The notoriously media-shy running back was not included among those who will hold court at the first mandatory media appearance of the week. While it would not be unlikely for Lynch to blow off the event and take...Read more »
Curtis Martin and Pete Carroll only played one season together, but the Seahawks coach did enough to make a lasting impression on his Hall of Fame running back.
Martin played for Carroll in 1997, when Carroll was in his first season as head coach of the New England Patriots. Martin rushed for 1,160 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games as the Patriots went 10-6 and won the AFC East.
"Pete's...Read more »
The Seahawks practiced at the Giants’ facility on Monday, their first visit to their home base of football operations for this Super Bowl week. Opinions varied.
“It’s a really nice facility,” wide receiver Golden Tate said. “The food is great [and] the field was awesome. The locker room was nice. It’s very similar to ours. I felt comfortable being able to break loose."
Safety Kam Chancellor...Read more »
Curtis Martin played in frigid temperatures for 11 seasons -- eight with the Jets, three with the New England Patriots. So it makes sense that the Hall of Fame running back would be in full support of a cold-weather Super Bowl.
Martin voiced his support on Monday for a cold-weather game and went against the train of thought that weather shouldn't have an impact on the outcome of a game as...Read more »
Some highlights from Denver Broncos head coach John Fox as he talks about adding wide receiver Wes Welker to the team this year....Read more »
Mike Ditka is a fan of outdoor football.
Just not in the Super Bowl.
“The weather’s going to be a problem,” Ditka told the Detroit Free Press. “They made a big mistake. The game shouldn’t be there. I mean, it’s stupid.”
The longtime NFL player and coach -- now an ESPN analyst -- said playing the league’s championship game outdoors in the middle of winter “is not going to be that...Read more »
Most of the crew members on the boat Cornucopia Majesty work other jobs. Captain Teddy Terzakos, for example, is usually at the helm of a Staten Island Ferry boat. So booking the largest dinner boat in New York Harbor on short notice can be difficult.
But not this time. Terzakos said he only found out that the NFL would be using the vessel to hold Broncos media events last Wednesday.
"We...Read more »
So let’s say you’re in Denver or Seattle reading this on newsday.com and you and your friends are thinking about making a last-minute trip to New York to go to the Super Bowl.
Interested in flying a private jet here?
Magellan Jets estimates that a sample airfare from Denver here will cost $25,000 and $35,000 from Seattle.
Sound crazy? Maybe to you and me.
But surely there...Read more »
Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand made the rounds of Radio Row at the Super Bowl headquarters hotel on Monday sporting a wool Denver Broncos hat.
LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a game in 2010 and is in a wheelchair, told Newsday he has been a Broncos fan since 1996.
"Ever since Terrell Davis played for them," LeGrand said of the former Denver...Read more »