INDIANAPOLIS — There they go. Four men with nine Super Rings between them, packed into a rollicking, pimped-out golf cart bursting at the seams.
That was the scene Monday morning at the Indiana Convention Center as Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, Warren Sapp and Willie McGinest rode from the green room to the set to tape their Super Bowl edition of “No Huddle” for NFL Network (airing Thursday at 10 p.m. ET).
They went in-depth on the glories and trials of Super Bowl week, and Sapp told a packed studio audience that “it’s your lead dogs who set the tone” and keep the younger players and prone-to-the-hype newbies in line.
The foursome agreed that, amid the rising chaos surrounding both teams, it’s key to stick to the rhythm that got you there in the first place.
“If we’re going out Friday nights in Dallas,” Deion said,” we’re going out Friday night at Super Bowl.”
He and Irvin won Super Bowl XXX together with the Cowboys, and they joked about that team’s supreme confidence heading into that game.
“We already knew we were going to win,” Deion said. “The bigger issue was who was going to win MVP.”
Irvin agreed, but all four men still revel in the feeling of walking off that field a winner.
“You walk back to that room after that victory,” he said, “and you look around at your guys.”
“Mountain top,” Sapp whispered.
“There’s nothing like it,” Irvin said, staring off into the distance.
– Marc Sessler