The Super Bowl diaries

Newsday.com's Anthony Castellano shares his stories from Indianapolis as he covers his first Super Bowl.

Quick hits from the Giants on media day

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz smiles

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Here is a roundup of some Giants highlights from media day. **Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said that Jason Pierre-Paul could probably be a great tight end due to his speed and agility. Fewell said that he didn’t want the coaches from the offense to see him because he was a tremendous all-around athlete. Fewell said he would like to be a head coach and is not worried he was not asked to interview...

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Quick hits from the Patriots on media day

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 31: Tom Brady #12

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And that’s a wrap on media day. It was about the quickest three hours of my life. Each team got an hour with a 60-minute intermission in between. The Patriots went first and here are some quick hits: **As expected, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick had a crowd around their podium 30 minutes before the Patriots even walked out. However, it was Rob Gronkowski who had the biggest crowd around him wondering...

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Lucas Oil Stadium made out of Legos

A replica of Lucas Oli Stadium made out

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For some people, this might be the closest they get to Lucas Oil Stadium and Super Bowl XLVI. Welcome to Lego Lucas Oil Stadium! Sitting across from Radio Row at the JW Marriott sits a model of Lucas Oil Stadium – the sight of Super Bowl XLVI – made entirely out of Legos. The model is complete with a functioning TV screen, a roof and tons of Lego people in the stands. Let’s not forget the two teams...

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Giants land in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz walks

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After the Patriots' arrival last night, the Giants touched down in Indianapolis this afternoon to send Super Bowl XLVI into full throttle. Some interesting tidbits from the Patriots and Giants press conferences earlier today: **Bill Belichick actually cracked a smile and said more than three words per sentence. He spoke candidly about his father and the gracious hospitality he has received in Indiana....

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