Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman joined Bill Coates on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLVII to talk about combating counterfeit NFL game tickets, the Dallas Cowboys, the status of Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and the prospect of former teammates Charles Haley and Larry Allen being inducted into the NFL Football Pro Hall of Fame.
It’s not just the game. It’s the hype and hoopla the week before, too. Here are some images from New Orleans, site of Super Bowl XLVII. (For captions, click on the first image. Then click on the left or right edge of each image to advance to or go back through the gallery.)
Osi Umenyiora is one of only three British-born players to win a Super Bowl – in Umenyiora’s case, two Super Bowls (XLI, XLVI.) A high school and college friend of Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware, Osi talks about his journey from birth in London, to childhood in Nigeria, to starting football at the advanced age of 16 to winding up on the winning side of two Super Bowls.
“Now that I’m older, I do think I’m the greatest receiver to ever do it,” said San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss to those assembled for Media Day at Super Bowl XLVII. It’s the quote of the week. Particularly since former 49er Jerry Rice has what many believe is a superior claim to that title. Aside from being a 2010 inductee into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, Rice was named the #1 NFL Player of All Time by NFL.com. Bill Coates was able to catch Jerry Rice for a very fast couple of minutes on Radio Row and he asked Jerry to respond to Randy Moss’s claim. Listen to Rice’s response
If any other woman on Earth knows what it’s like for Jackie Harbaugh, the mother of 49′ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens coach John Harbaugh, it’s Olivia Manning. Her husband, Archie, was quarterback of the Super Bowl XLVII hometown New Orleans Saints in the 1970s. Her sons Peyton and Eli are both quarterbacks in the NFL, Peyton for the Denver Broncos and Eli for the New York Giants. Peyton earned a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XLI in 2006, leading the Indianapolis Colts to a 29-17 victory over the Chicago Bears. The next year, his brother Eli won a Super Bowl ring quarterbacking the Giants to a 17-14 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Eli won another Super Bowl ring in 2011 in a 21-17 victory over the Patriots again in Super Bowl XLVI, this time in his brother’s former home stadium in Indianapolis. The Manning brothers have faced one another on the field before and will again to start the 2013 season. So it’s not for nothing that mother Olivia Manning is called the “First Lady of Football.”