Media day is a circus I would imagine.
For many north Texans, we couldn’t get out to go to work, but somehow, there was no problems for the Packers and Steelers to get to Media Day at Cowboys Stadium today. In fact, some people say the highway department made sure they got there:
Sportscaster and Dallas Cowboys legend Daryl “Moose” Johnston lives near downtown Dallas, but on Tuesday morning he took Texas 183 on his way to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, where he was scheduled to appear for Super Bowl media day. Johnston could have taken Interstate 30, but he figured Texas 183 would be de-iced in Irving, near where the Green Bay Packers are staying for the Super Bowl.
He figured wrong.
“It was bad. People were sliding around. It’s as bad as I’ve seen it here,” Johnston said during Super Bowl media day at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. “I’m from Buffalo. I have no problem with my own ability to drive in bad weather. But I worry about the other people who don’t.”
As three inches of ice and snow blanketed Dallas-Fort Worth Tuesday morning, and temperatures dropped into the teens by mid-morning, traffic slid and slammed to a halt across the region. About the only road where ice wasn’t grinding traffic to a halt was I-30 between Fort Worth and Dallas — which happens to be the main road both the Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers used to get from their hotels in downtown Fort Worth and Las Colinas to get to media day in Arlington.
Is TxDot playing favorites for the Super Bowl? (Star Telegram)
Snoop Dogg cooks a Super Bowl recipe. Nice!
Republicans pulling for Packers, Democrats cheer for Steelers
- The results show that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is the most disliked player going into Sunday’s game and the fourth most disliked player in the league — behind Brett Favre, Michael Vick and Tom Brady. <!–more Continue reading for details on the political part of the survey–>
- Considering the four teams that played in the NFC and AFC Conference Championship games, the majority of Americans believe the Steelers-Packers matchup will make for the best Super Bowl this year.
- According to the survey’s findings, this dream matchup will also be broadcast on American’s top choice for network. The majority of Americans say Fox does the best job of broadcasting NFL games and most pick Fox as the network on which they would most like to see the game.
- Americans are rooting for the Packers (45% to 39% over the Steelers), but there are big discrepancies along race and party. The findings show that Democrats and non-whites are rooting for the Steelers, while Republicans and whites are pulling for the Packers.
- 7 in 10 say they watch the Super Bowl for the game, not the ads, including the majority of females (60%). — Hollywood Reporter
It appears CBS has refuseses to air a commercial that addresses the stalled contract talks between the NFL owners and players.
The 60-second commercial was set to air once Saturday after the 2 p.m. kickoff of the players’ All-Star game on CBS’ College Sports Network — the day before the Super Bowl.
CBS is one of four networks that combined to pay the league $4 billion a year for television rights to air the game, and union officials have implied the ad was yanked because of the networks’ ties to the NFL.
“We’re totally annoyed and irritated that we’re not allowed to use the time we’ve been allotted during the game,” George Atallah, assistant executive director of the players’ union, told the New York Post of the ad, which he was informed wouldn’t run because of “the content.”
Company insiders told the Post that CBS’ executives decided to reject the spot — estimated to cost about $60,000 — because it “crossed the line of fairness.” A source said the channel was nervous about having to “air the owners’ views as well as the players.”
Well, that certainly looked controversial.
CBS refuses to run NFL player Union Ad (The Hollywood Reporter)