INDIANAPOLIS — We’ve covered a lot of Super Bowl XLVI pregame, but let’s round up a few final notes.
- As the Giants swarmed onto the field during introductions, RB Brandon Jacobs jogged to the Super Bowl logo at the 25-yard line, paused and dropped to one knee, placing his helmet on the turf.
- Tom Brady and Eli Manning both put up a stiff front, but the Super Intense Face Award during the national anthem goes to Brady, who looked ready to kick a dog.
- The NFC team came into this game having won 14 consecutive coin tosses, but Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie ended the streak by calling tails — as he promised earlier in the week– before it fell heads. They’ll receive the ball, though, since the Patriots deferred, and millions of pizza lovers will receive free pies from Papa John’s in a national promotion.
And. We. Are. Here.
— Marc Sessler