Getting started at Raymond James Stadium

(Ben Liebenberg /

(Ben Liebenberg /

Day two of Super Bowl week can be summed up in two words: Media Day.

We made it to Raymond James Stadium, our first look at the site of Super Bowl XLIII.

NFL Media Day is a peculiar thing. It’s the event within the event, when covering the “news” becomes the news. Honestly, it’s quite a circus. One thing we do know is that the Cardinals and Steelers will be here for an hour each to answer questions. What happens after that is anyone’s guess.

Oh, and we’re streaming the whole thing live. We’ll also be chatting live throughout, so watch one of the five live cameras and send us your questions and observations. We’ll give you our honest opinions, maybe, about what may or may not be going on.

We’re set up on the 20-yard line on the end of the field that is closest to the Pirate Ship (which, incidentally, isn’t nearly as big in person). Many of the Cardinals are lingering about, and NFL Networks’s Kara Henderson didn’t waste a second — she’s already interviewing LS Nathan Hodel. We’re situated in front of the player podiums for RB Tim Hightower and SS Adrian Wilson.

The Cardinals are getting ready to take their team picture before Media Day gets started. LB Karlos Dansby is heading up a group of players with camcorders, taking a shot of the defensive backs. These guys are loose, clearly enjoying the moment.

That’s the latest … it’s time to start chatting it up. We’ll have Media Day covered from every angle. Enjoy.

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