Author: Paul Gleiser

FOX Sports sideline analyst talks about Super Bowl LI.

A native of Miami, Florida with more than 20 years in broadcasting, Chris Myers has covered premiere events, including the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the NCAA Final Four, the Masters and U.S. Open (golf), the Triple Crown, the Olympics, and the Daytona 500. Myers will be reporting from the sidelines during the FOX telecast of Super Bowl LI. He talked with Bill Coates about preparing for sideline reporting from a Super Bowl.

Former Houston Oilers RB Spencer Tillman joins Bill Coates.

After an All-American career at the University of Oklahoma that included winning the national championship against Penn State in the 1985 Orange Bowl, running back Spencer Tillman was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1987. He played for the Oilers for two seasons before being traded to San Franciso where he played from 1989 to 1991. During his time at San Francisco, he was co-captain with Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott as part of the 49ers roster at Super Bowl XXIV when they defeated the AFC champion Denver Broncos. Tillman was traded back to Houston in 1992 and he would...

Former Whitehouse HS Quarterback Patrick Mahomes joins Bill Coates.

Patrick Mahomes is one of those athletes that can do nearly everything. In his high school career at Whitehouse, he played football, baseball and basketball. In football, he had 4,619 passing yards, 50 passing touchdowns, 948 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. In baseball, he threw a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts in a game during his senior year. He was named the Maxpreps Male Athlete of the Year for 2013–2014. Forgoing his last year of eligibility at Texas Tech, Mahomes announced in January that he would enter the 2017 NFL draft. He is expected to be drafted in...

Former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Brian Baldinger on Radio Row.

His NFL career started in Dallas in 1982. He would go on to play for the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles, where he finished his NFL career in 1993. He is now an analyst for the NFL Network. Brian joined Bill Coates on Radio Row where he discussed the rivalry between Philadelphia and Dallas, the state of the Dallas Cowboys and the state of the game in the NFL.

A chance encounter on Radio Row.

Making the rounds early Friday morning on Radio Row here at Super Bowl LI, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and two-time Super Bowl champion Roger Staubach comes face-to-face with current Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. The two shared a moment together before each went his separate way.

It’s not just football here at Super Bowl LI.

Michael Hopkins was selected by NASA as one of 14 members of the 20th class of NASA astronauts. A U.S. Air Force colonel, Hopkins spent 166 days in space in 2014 aboard the International Space Station and conducted two space walks. Michael is making the rounds on Radio Row to talk about NASA’s plans to put humans on Mars by the year 2030. He visited on that subject with Bill Coates.

Defensive great Neil Smith visits with Bill Coates on Radio Row.

One of the top defensive linemen of his era, Neil Smith made the Pro Bowl 6 times during his career and led the NFL with 15 sacks in the 1993 season. With the Denver Broncos, Smith won two NFL championship rings for Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII. In the 1998 Divisional Playoffs against the Miami Dolphins, Smith cemented the 38-3 Broncos victory with a 79-yard fumble return for a touchdown, and in Super Bowl XXXII, he recorded a key fumble recovery that set up a Broncos field goal. Smith holds the distinction of having an NFL rule named...

Houston hosts its third Super Bowl.

It’s not easy for a city to win the opportunity host a Super Bowl. More difficult still is to host the nation’s largest annual event in a memorable way. Houston hosted Super Bowl VIII in 1974. It hosted Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004. Neither effort received great reviews. But Houston is out to redeem itself in hosting Super Bowl LI. Here’s a report on how they’re doing.

Super Bowl MVP Randy White on today’s Dallas Cowboys.

Hall of Fame defensive tackle Randy White went to three Super Bowls in his first four seasons in the NFL playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Following Super Bowl XII in New Orleans in 1978, he was named Co-MVP with defensive end teammate Harvey Martin. On Radio Row at Super Bowl LI, Randy talks with Bill Coates about today’s Dallas Cowboys.

Hall of Fame offensive tackle Jackie Slater joins us on Radio Row.

Considered by many as the most consistent member of one of the most potent offensive lines in NFL history, Jackie Slater was selected to seven Pro Bowls and broke a record for most seasons with one team. His jersey number was retired, and he was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. Slater is currently the offensive line coach at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. His son, Matthew Slater, is currently a special teams player for the New England Patriots.

Jackie Sherrill joins Bill Coates on Radio Row

He’s best remembered in this part of the world for his three consecutive Southwest Conference Championships during the seven seasons as head coach at Texas A&M. Today, despite all of the controversies surrounding football injuries, Jackie Sherrill is still an advocate of the game of football. Sherrill joined us on Radio Row at Super Bowl LI.

Now it’s called “Opening Night.”

It used to be called “Media Day,” and it was just that, a day for the media to have access to every player from both Super Bowl teams. Today, it’s no longer called Media Day and it no longer happens during the day. Welcome to “Opening Night” at Super Bowl LI in Houston. Yes, the media still has access to the players. But now it’s one more event open to the public for the purpose of making money for the NFL.

Kevin Cooper from the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee

Kevin Cooper is the Senior Director for Media Relations for the Super Bowl Host Committee in Houston. It is up to the Host Committee to create the experience for fans outside of the game itself. Kevin joined Bill Coates on Radio Row on Day 1 of Super Bowl LI Week in Houston.