I've been in Miami for the past five days, checking out the always competitive Pro Bowl action (snooze) and now we're gearing up for some Super Bowl action. It's day one of the Media Madness and we'll be sharing some exclusive photos and videos with you throughout the week.
In the meantime I wanted to share some of the videos we captured over the past few days. These are actually the worst of the bunch. The best of the bunch I'll be posting exclusively on the Playmaker Mobile application, which is now available on the iPhone!
Ray also spent a few minutes with our contest winners, Jake and Rick from Maine! They got to meet with Ray Lewis and get great seats to the Pro Bowl. Not hard considering there were about 11 people in the stands last night.
I also spoke with Ray's counterpart on the Pittsburgh Steelers. James Harrison. If "being a nice guy" was currency then I'm pretty sure James would be flat-broke. I asked if we could have 30 seconds of his time, and he said, "I'll give you 20," which he did, but I was talking for about 12 of those seconds. It's not like he was getting mobbed by fans. It was a private media event at the hotel. James, step up your game when it comes to being a nice guy. My two cents.
Right after speaking with James Harrison, I ran into Chris "Stupid Fast" Johnson and DeAngelo Williams, the latter of whom wore a New York Giants hat all day, presumably to confuse autograph seekers. Or maybe he's BFF with Giants WR Steve Smith. Both these guys were fantastically cool. Real talk!
I met Adrian Peterson once last year. He shook my hand and nearly broke it. Honestly I almost cried. He's that strong. So this year I didn't shake his hand. I stayed clear and let other folks ask the questions.
As a favor to ThePhinsider.com I also spent some time with Dolphins Pro Bowl safety Yeremiah Bell. Nice guy. He's no Ed Reed, who YB replaced in last night's game, but he's a nice guy and a solid safety.
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