This is better known as Media Day, and it’s an absolute must-see spectacle leading up to the big game.
There is always a high probability for entertainment when organizations that may not cover football—outside the Super Bowl—send representatives to try to battle with hardened beat reporters to have their questions answered by the game’s biggest stars.
Let’s take a look at where Media Day all takes place, what time it starts, what channel to catch it on, a schedule of events, players to watch and more.
Where: The Mercedes-Benz Super Dome, New Orleans, Louisiana
When: Tuesday, Jan. 29 starting at 10 a.m. ET.
Watch: NFL Network. Coverage begins at 10 a.m. ET.
Live Stream: NFL.com
Media Day Schedule
8:30am: Mercedes-Benz Superdome opens for ticketed fans
10-11am: 49ers on-field interview session
11-11:30am: 49ers team photo
11:15am: New Orleans Saints autograph signings*
12:15-1:15pm: Ravens on-field interview session
1:15-1:45pm: Ravens team photo
1:45pm: Media Day complete
* Limited availability of autographs
Key Media Day Storyline
If you somehow haven’t heard that the Harbaugh brothers happen to make up the two head coaches involved in this Super Bowl, perhaps it is time to crawl out from under that rock you have been living under.
It’s a fascinating story that proves John and Jim Harbaugh’s success in the NFL is no fluke, and their former coach father—Jack—will certainly be brought up on numerous occasions during Media Day.
While it does seem as if every possible fact about these brothers is already laid out on the table, we expect some new tidbits of information to be revealed on Tuesday.
There are so many different outlets trying to find content for their fans, and eventually some unique questions are going to be asked.
Ravens Player to Watch: Ray Lewis
This is Ray Lewis’ last stand as an NFL player, as the 17-year veteran plans to go into retirement following the Super Bowl, regardless of the outcome.
At 37 years old, Lewis has had a long and memorable career that may or may not culminate with a second championship when the final whistle sounds on Feb. 3.
For Media Day purposes, the linebacker figures to be a star. When the impassioned speaker is in front of the microphone, everyone stops to listen.
Lewis has a gift for public speaking, motivating teammates and letting his emotions shine through during interviews.
He was recently lampooned on Saturday Night Live, as his charisma and actions during this playoff retirement tour are becoming the stuff of legend. We foresee everyone turning to listen when Lewis talks on Tuesday.
49ers Player to Watch: Colin Kaepernick
The hometown media loves the young signal-caller, as he recently ordered 15 pizzas for the team’s media after giving a six-plus-minute interview to over 50 gathered journalists.
As a first-year starter, Kaepernick is getting a ton of attention for his quick success with the 'Niners. He may not be ready for that at the young age of 25, but so far he has handled it all with poise.
There’s plenty to discuss when it comes to Media Day, as we believe Kaepernick will be asked about his controversial tattoos, his lack of recruitment out of high school, the fact that he was taken in the second round in the 2011 draft and much more.
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