The kickoff for the 2013 Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers is just days away. The stage is set, and the excitement around the world is building.
One of the most important events of the week before the kickoff is media day. This is a chance for media from all over the nation to ask any and every question they have for players and coaches in the Super Bowl.
Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta and 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley were certainly asked two of the most random questions on Tuesday. But journalists did report on some interesting stories they learned at media day.
Below are three of the biggest stories to come out of Tueday's media frenzy:
Ray Lewis and Performance Enhancing Drugs
Performance enhancing drugs have been a controversial topic in the baseball world. But on Tuesday, journalists asked Ray Lewis about his possible usage of deer antler velvet spray to speed up his recovery from a torn triceps earlier this season.
When asked about these allegations, Lewis responded by denying usage of any PED and saying that his drug tests have always come out clean. Mitch Ross, co-owner of Sports with Alternatives to Steroids (SWATS) told Sports Illustrated that he gave Lewis these substances in order to speed up the recovery from his injury.
The story will most likely cool off for now, but an investigation might come out in the future on whether or not Lewis took these substances.
Is Randy Moss the best wide receiver ever?
Randy Moss certainly thinks so and said as much during Media Day.
Moss is one of the best wide receivers to ever play the game, but he is not the best. Most of the NFL world would say 49ers Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is the best, since he has 7,000 more receiving yards and at least 50 more touchdowns than Moss in his career.
But, you have to love Moss' confidence and swagger at media day. We will see if Moss can help out his team and earn his first Super Bowl ring on Sunday.
The HarBowl topic didn't take the show
Even though this is the first Super Bowl between head-coaching brothers, this wasn't the biggest story on Media Day. It is certainly one of the biggest storylines of the Super Bowl, but it wasn't a huge topic during media day.
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was asked about coaching against his brother, but his answers were relatively underwhelming. Clearly both brothers are worrying more about each other's teams than facing each other on the biggest stage.
Nevertheless, the winning brother will certainly have bragging rights come next family dinner.
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