Published: February 4th, 2010 | Tags: Brandon Marshall, Caressa Cameron, Deion Sanders, Jim Kelly, Kerry Underwood, Peyton Manning, Queen Latifah, radio row, Super Bowl XLIV, Terrell Owens, The Who, Tony Dorsett
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Any way you cut it, it was an eventful day on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLIV.
I got a good feel for how the day would later unfold when NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora told me he had consumed four Mountain Dews. It wasn’t Noon yet. It wasn’t too much later that Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly left a bunch of candy after his live chat on NFL.com. The wheels had been set in motion.
In a crowded room of media conducting simultaneous interviews — “Car Wash” mode— here were a few of the highlights from my vantage point:
- Aside from leaving candy, Kelly also left the opinion that he considers Peyton Manning the greatest QB of all-time. Right now.
- Miss America Caressa Cameron brought one section of Radio Row nearby to a halt.
- Queen Latifah and Kerry Underwood were in the house, holding a press conference about their pregame performances and later chatting with Rich Eisen and Warren Sapp.
- The Who turned the media into spectators during their news conference.
- Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett told NFL fans that in his prime, a foot race against Chris Johnson of the Titans would have ended with Johnson seeing “elbows and shoe soles.”
- Brandon Marshall said on-air he would be happy to remain with the Broncos.
- Deion Sanders and Terrell Owens sat down in front of the camera in South Beach. Owens said he’s not sure what his future with the Bills holds, but he’d like to be back under the right circumstances.
- Joe Montana, James Carville, Troy Aikman, Archie Manning, Dwight Clark and DeMaurice Smith hit the NFL Network set. See those videos here.
Looking forward to being back with you tomorrow, with the latest from Super Bowl XLIV.
— Frank Tadych