Monday, January 30, 2012
Super Bowl: The day ahead
By Dan Graziano
INDIANAPOLIS -- So the New York Giants are on their way, scheduled to arrive here Monday afternoon to begin their preparations for Super Bowl XLVI. The New England Patriots got in last night, and I believe they practiced this morning. I know you're dying for updates, but to this point there just aren't many. So here's what's happening for the rest of the day.
At 3:30 p.m. ET, Patriots coach Bill Belichick will address the media at a downtown hotel. Following that, six Patriots players will be available for interviews. I'll go to the Patriots' media availability, even though this isn't the AFC East blog, because it's right here in the hotel next to me, I have nothing else to do and you never know what you'll learn when you get a chance to talk to these guys.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin is scheduled to have his news conference at 4:30 p.m., assuming the plane gets in on time and all of that. Those times tend to fluctuate on travel days. After Coughlin's done talking, six Giants players -- Eli Manning, Victor Cruz, Mathias Kiwanuka, Justin Tuck, Antrel Rolle and Chris Snee -- are supposed to be available for interviews. That list could change, but it sounds like we'll get a pretty good group of Giants to pester this afternoon.
I will of course be on hand for that, trying to ask the questions you guys would ask if you were all here and reporting back on what I find. We'll do video reports as well as the regular blogging, so do me a favor and click on the videos. Every click helps.
Back with you in a little while.