In Super Bowl XXXVI, Adam Vinatieri kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of the game against the St. Louis Rams to give the New England Patriots their first Super Bowl win. He talks about that moment and the fact that there are very few placekickers in the NFL Hall of Fame.
At one time, media access to the players at a Super Bowl was as simple as going to the team hotel and hanging out at the pool. But with thousands of media covering today’s Super Bowls, no hotel could handle it. Thus, there is the Super Bowl phenomenon known as Media Day.
When Texas Stadium, the former home of the Dallas Cowboys was built, the press box had only a men’s restroom. There was no need for a women’s room. Such is no longer the case, particularly in the NFL. On Media Day at Super Bowl XLVII, the field in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome was alive with beautiful women covering the biggest event in sports.
Kendall Hunter is the all-time leading rusher for the John Tyler Lions. He was an All-American at Oklahoma State. And now he’s a tailback for the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers. An Achilles injury will keep him sidelined for Super Bowl XLVII. But he was on the field for Media Day on Tuesday and KTBB/ESPN’s Bill Coates caught up with him.
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Dat Nguyen’s resume is impressive. He was an All-American linebacker at Texas A&M. He was the first Vietnamese player in the NFL, playing for seven seasons starting in 1999 for the Dallas Cowboys, earning All-Pro honors. Following retirement, he served as an assistant to Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips and later as an assistant to Mike Sherman at Texas A&M. Dat joined Bill Coates as the lead-off guest on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, talking about success for the Aggies and the persistent lack thereof for the Cowboys.