Super Bowl Opening Night: Cam Newton, Peyton Manning, Dreams Do Come True

February 2, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Getting to Cam Newton or Peyton Manning during Super Bowl Opening Night was like getting to Santa Claus in A Christmas Story.
Weave through the throngs, test your patience and endurance, and you might get to ask one question. Don’t freeze, or you’ll get a nice football instead of a Red Ryder BB Gun or an insightful answer about legacy, race, retirement or dabbing. Then you are whooshed away by the football media equivalent of a surly elf: a photographer who wants to get six inches closer to his subject.
If you wanted a spot close to the quarterback podiums at the Event Formerly Known as Media Day before it was moved to East Coast television prime time and made openly hostile to 90 percent of the media, it was best to stake a spot on the ice during a San Jose Sharks preseason game and just wait. At one point, Miss Universe set up camp between Manning’s podium and Gary Kubiak’s, because nothing attracts a crowd like a quarterback AND a beauty queen.

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