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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.

Conference battle produces competitive Pro Bowl for NFL

ORLANDO, Fla. — In recent years, a lack of effort and competitiveness have been the biggest takeaways from the NFL’s Pro Bowl. But this year’s all-star game had its share of compelling moments. From goal-line stands to a dynamic interception return by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, these moments were the kind that could benefit the Pro Bowl, an event the NFL continues to tweak to attract players and entertain fans. The AFC beat the NFC 20-13 on Sunday in front of a sell-out crowd of 60,834 at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, representing only the third time since...

Super Bowl ticket market cools and here’s one of the reasons: No Cowboys

HOUSTON – Even after losing in the playoffs, the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers continue to have their fingerprints on this Super Bowl. For the NFL’s ticket-resale business, the absences of those franchises have clipped the wings of what could have been a soaring market. With each passing day since the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons secured their spots in Super Bowl LI, the secondary ticket market has consistently seen the demand get softer. The biggest hit was sustained when the Cowboys lost in the divisional round of the playoffs, essentially gutting what could have been...

If You Go Near the Super Bowl, You Will Be Surveilled Hard

Super Bowl 50 will be big in every way. A hundred million people will watch the game on TV. Over the next ten days, 1 million people are expected to descend on the San Francisco Bay Area for the festivities. And, according to the FBI, 60 federal, state, and local agencies are working together to coordinate surveillance and security at what is the biggest national security event of the year. The Department of Homeland Security, the agency coordinating the Herculean effort, classifies every Super Bowl as a special event assignment rating (SEAR) 1 event, with the exception of the 2002...

Falcons arrive in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI

The Falcons have landed in Texas. The team officially touched down in Houston around 3 p.m. local time Sunday, a week ahead of their Super Bowl LI showdown with the Patriots. Prior to taking off from Atlanta, the city held a send-off rally for the football team, which will play in the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1998 season. The Falcons’ opponents will be there a day later. New England opted to leave for Monday and had their last home practice on Sunday in Foxborough. The Patriots will also have a rally — at Patriots Place on...

Falcons, Patriots will battle it out in Super Bowl LI

On Championship Sunday, two NFL teams dominated on both sides of the ball, as the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will head to Super Bowl LI. The Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers kicked off Championship Sunday, as the two teams met in the NFC Championship Game. The Packers came into the game red-hot, as they had won their previous eight games. However, this has been the year of the Falcon, and Matt Ryan and company destroyed the Packers from the start. Ryan accounted for five touchdowns in the team’s 44-21 victory, as he showed the world why he...

When is Super Bowl 2017? Date, location, odds and halftime info for Super Bowl 51

Super Bowl 2017, more commonly known as Super Bowl 51 (LI), is getting closer. The Super Bowl this season will go back indoors at Houston’s NRG Stadium, as the Super Bowl in 2016 took place in the elements of Northern California and Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium. Here’s all you need to know about the Super Bowl in 2017. MORE SUPER BOWL: Ranking all 50 Super Bowls WHEN IS SUPER BOWL 2017? Super Bowl 51 (LI) will take place Sunday, Feb. 5. WHERE IS SUPER BOWL 2017? Super Bowl 51 will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, home of the...

Resale market for Super Bowl tickets slips after Cowboys ousted

GREEN BAY, WI – NOVEMBER 15: Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys players line up at the line of scrimmage prior to the snap of the football during the game between the Dallas Cowboys against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 15, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 17-7. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)[/caption]The Super Bowl ticket resale market slumped minutes after the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. Before Sunday’s playoff game, the cheapest ticket to Super Bowl LI on StubHub was $4,195. Shortly after...