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Kidsday interviews football stars Drew Brees and Justin Tuck

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees with Kidsday

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees with Kidsday reporters (l) Chris Porzelt, 14, Jack Mastroberti, 13 and Joey Libretti,13, all from Cold Spring Harbor, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan on Jan. 31, 2014. Brees was there to honor the award winners in the Super Service Challenge. Credit: Patricia Porzelt

We were invited to the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan Friday morning to meet New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and New York Giants star defensive end Justin Tuck.

They were there to honor four Super Service Challenge Winners at a breakfast and reception. After the reception, we were able to talk to both of them for a few minutes. We asked them both who they thought was going to win the Super Bowl and who they wanted to win the game. Drew said, "You know what? I would not bet against either of these guys. I really like Russell Wilson and I really like Peyton Manning, and I think their teams have played really, really well down the stretch. I am just excited to watch the game."

Justin was a little more definitive. He said, "My cousin plays for the Seahawks, so I am rooting for the Seahawks. I actually think the Seahawks will win. I like their defense and defense wins championships and it is going pretty well for them."

Both players gave us advice about playing in the NFL and we had a good time talking to them.

After our chat, we found out that Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was in the hotel, along with Hall of Fame quarterback and former Packers great Bart Starr. Bart was honoring Aaron with the Bart Starr Award for Charity Work. We were able to meet up with both of them and talk to them off camera for a few minutes.


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