Mitch Berger’s path to the Super Bowl passed through Tyler.

Mitch Berger punted for 15 seasons in the NFL, including the 2008 season for the PIttsburgh Steelers. At the end of that season, Mitch and his Steelers teammates beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.

Mitch Berger’s path to the Super Bowl passed through Tyler Junior College, as he recalls to Bill Coates on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLVIII in New York.


Daryl Johnston on Super Bowls (and why Dallas doesn’t play in them anymore).

Daryl Johnston was an All Pro fullback for the Dallas Cowboys the last time the Cowboys played in a Super Bowl — which was 18 years ago. Now a color analyst for Fox Sports, Daryl spoke with Bill Coates about the Cowboys long post-season drought and the dimming prospects for any near term relief.


Jerry Kramer on big games in cold weather.

On December 31, 1967, Green Bay Packers right guard Jerry Kramer took out Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jethro Pugh, allowing the Packers’ Bart Starr to score on a quarterback sneak. The play snatched the NFL Championship out of the hands of the Dallas Cowboys.

That game remains the coldest game ever played in the NFL and has come to be called the “Ice Bowl.”

On the eve of Super Bowl XLVIII, Jerry Kramer talked with Bill Coates about playing big football games in cold weather.


Walking around the neighborhood of Super Bowl XLVIII Media Headquarters

New York City is a city of icons. Whenever we got the chance, we took some time away from Radio Row at Super Bowl Media Headquarters to stroll the neighborhood.

The landmark building of the 19-building complex called Rockefeller Center, "30 Rock" is home to NBC and Saturday Night Live.

The landmark building of the 19-building complex called Rockefeller Center, “30 Rock” (tall building at center) is home to NBC and Saturday Night Live.

Over 200 flags surround Rockefeller Plaza, the part of Rockefeller Center that contains the ice rink. The flags represent the member nations of the United Nations. During the Christmas season, every flagpole flies a U.S. flag.

Over 200 flags surround Rockefeller Plaza, the part of Rockefeller Center that contains the ice rink. The flags represent the member nations of the United Nations. During the Christmas season, every flagpole flies a U.S. flag.

The spires of St. Patrick's Cathedral glisten in the bright winter sun. St. Pat's is undergoing a top-to-bottom cleaning. The spires are now cleaned of close to a century of city grime.

The spires of St. Patrick’s Cathedral glisten in the bright winter sun. St. Pat’s is undergoing a top-to-bottom cleaning. The spires are now cleaned of close to a century of city grime.

Saks Fifth Avenue has stores all over the world. But there is only one Saks that is actually on 5th Avenue.

Saks Fifth Avenue has stores all over the world. But there is only one Saks that is actually on 5th Avenue.

 

No longer the tallest in New York, but always the matriarch of skyscrapers, the Empire State Building looks down on 5th Avenue.

No longer the tallest in New York, but always the matriarch of skyscrapers, the Empire State Building looks down on 5th Avenue.

One of the things to do in the winter in New York is to take a turn on the skating rink at Rockefeller Plaza. This young man skates under the gilded sculpture of the Greek god Prometheus, who, according to mythology, gave fire to mortals.

One of the things to do in the winter in New York is to take a turn on the skating rink at Rockefeller Plaza. This young man skates under the gilded sculpture of the Greek god Prometheus, who, according to mythology, gave fire to mortals.

Radio City Music Hall is home to the Rockettes. It is also a top entertainment venue that attracts the brightest stars.

Radio City Music Hall is home to the Rockettes. It is also a top entertainment venue that attracts the brightest stars.

Not quite idiosyncratic to New York City but close, Hasidic Jews can always be spotted by their distinctive black hats.

Not quite idiosyncratic to New York City but close, Hasidic Jews can always be spotted by their distinctive black hats.

It was a bright sunny day in New York but it was still cold. Unlike other cities, much of living in New York involves being outdoors in whatever weather Mother Nature serves up. This police officer is directing pedestrians and traffic on busy 7th Avenue.

It was a bright sunny day in New York but it was still cold. Unlike other cities, much of living in New York involves being outdoors in whatever weather Mother Nature serves up. This police officer is directing pedestrians and traffic on busy 7th Avenue.

Necessity being the mother of invention, look for someone to come up with gloves that keep your hands warm while still allowing use of your touch-screen smartphone. This young woman walks and texts her way in the cold as she walks uptown on 7th Avenue.

Necessity being the mother of invention, look for someone to come up with gloves that keep your hands warm while still allowing use of your touch-screen smartphone. This young woman walks and texts her way in the cold as she walks uptown on 7th Avenue.

Did the Las Vegas 'Strip' borrow spectacular signs from Times Square or was it the other way around? Either way, the signs light up the night at 7th and Broadway.

Did the Las Vegas ‘Strip’ borrow spectacular signs from Times Square or was it the other way around? Either way, the signs light up the night at 7th and Broadway.

 


Former Mets & Yankees great Darryl Strawberry on overcoming addiction.

Darryl Strawberry is no stranger to big games. He played in World Series for both the New York Mets and trhe New York Yankees. But he was as well known for his problems off the field as for his outstanding performance on the field. Strawberry was making the rounds on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLVIII to talk about his efforts to help in overcoming addiction.


Former Broncos WR Vance Johnson on Manning and Elway.

Vance Johnson played in three Super Bowls for the Denver Broncos between 1987 and 1990. He joined Bill Coates and talked about the Broncos that will face Seattle on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII and the inevitable comparison between current Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway.


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