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. See Tom Rock’s blog post for more on Belichick.
**Justin Tuck, Chris Snee, Victor Cruz, Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin were just a few of the Giants that addressed the media after the Patriots.
**I saw former Giants quarterback Kurt Warner in the hall upon arriving at the JW Marriott – the epicenter of all the Super Bowl madness. He was picking up his media credential when we asked who he thought would win.
“I would like to see the Giants do it,” he said with a smirk on his face.
**When pressed for a score, he said he wasn’t sure. Tomorrow is Media Day at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Patriots will be available for one hour starting at 10 a.m. The Giants will talk at noon.
**Even though we’re six days away from the showdown, plenty of fans are swarming the area. The cops are out in full force with many streets near the hotel and stadium blocked off to traffic.
**Pretty cool picture that Kimberley Martin tweeted earlier. The JW Marriott has the Lombardi Trophy and “XLVI” plastered on the front of the building. The Super Bowl logo is everywhere. It’s the equivalent of going to Disney and seeing the Mickey Mouse ears with every eye blink.
**I overheard a few reporters talking outside the media center how Peyton will have to endure watching his younger brother play Tom Brady on his home field.
*Check back for updates and other musings the rest of the week.