Radio Row is networking central

Redskins TE Chris Cooley (left) interviews
Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders for OCNN.
(Ben Liebenberg / NFL.com)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The first big day on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLIV has left me grasping for an appropriate analogy to describe the scene. But I’m grasping no more. The true identity of the room is as a networking mecca.

For you Facebookers, imagine all of your friends are put in one room and allowed to mingle. That’s about what this is. The room is packed with national NFL media (all trying to find a way into the Playboy party), and they’re all talking. As I mentioned earlier today, there’s a lot of media interviewing media and PR types roaming.

Redskins TE Chris Cooley just stopped to talk about the growing fame of his Media Day interview with NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, and he’s living this reality. Cooley, a correspondent for Chad Ochocinco’s OCNN, said he has conducted around 25 interviews over the last two days and been interviewed about 100 times. That conversation quickly ended when he was pulled away for a SIRIUS interview.

Go figure.

The Row has been busy to this point, but not to the extent I’m expecting tomorrow with more former and current players. Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Barry Sanders are still working the room — amazing Radio Row stamina — and Titans RB Chris Johnson now is in the mix, too.

– Frank Tadych

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