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SUPER BOWL LIVE:
(ARCHIE MANNING ON WATCHING HIS SONS PLAY AGAINST EACH OTHER):
I can’t relate to watching them play against each other in a Super Bowl, but they have played each other twice in the regular season. As parents, it’s kind of a double dip. We’re proud. Olivia and I still pinch ourselves sometimes by the fact that we have two sons playing in the National Football League. But when they play against each other, it’s not really a fun time… At least we can sit there and pull for the offense. The Harbaughs they can’t do that. But you have to enjoy it now because when it’s over, I’m not sure how much fun it’s going to be. Somebody is going to lose.
(BOOMER ESIASON ON WHETHER THE 49ERS WOULD HAVE MADE THE SUPER BOWL WITH ALEX SMITH AT QUARTERBACK)
Yes. Alex Smith was having a great season. He had a 70 percent completion percentage. He took his team all the way to the NFC Championship game last year. They didn’t lose because of him last year. Remember they had gas on the special teams. So this was a very, very gutsy decision. It’s “Belichickian,” if you will, because Belichick did it with Brady and Bledsoe back in 2001 and rode Brady all the way to the Super Bowl. That’s what Jim Harbaugh is doing here. In my estimation, it is the decision of the year. It was validated last week in Atlanta when they won the NFC Championship.
(CBSSPORTS.COM’S MIKE FREEMAN ON PED ALLEGATION AGAINST RAY LEWIS):
It sort of ruins what was shaping up to be a fairly-tale ending. He could go out on top and win. But now this will linger over it all.
INSIDE THE SUPER BOWL:
(RONDE BARBER ON FACING THE PISTOL OFFENSE):
We face Cam Newton twice a year. We faced Robert Griffin this year. Those types of quarterbacks with the pistol formation and the things that are being introduced to offenses these days, they are impossible to plan for week-in-and-week-out. So when you have to face a guy like (Colin Kaepernick) who can also throw the football… it’s a lot to get ready for and teams haven’t been doing it very well.
THE TIM BRANDO SHOW:
(ROD WOODSON ON THE SUPER BOWL XLVII MATCHUP):
If you look at both teams, this might be the most physical matchup in the last 10 years or 12 years. I’m excited to watch this game because I think it is going to be an old school, smash mouth football game.
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM NEW ORLEANS…
Tracy Wolfson Interviews the Ravens’ Courtney Upshaw at Media Day – http://cbsprt.co/XIoNUs
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw spoke to Tracy Wolfson about reaching the Super Bowl in his rookie season and the accusations linking Ray Lewis to banned substances.
Making of the Super Bowl Footballs – http://cbsprt.co/YCUR2P
Production of the Super Bowl footballs began to be made as soon as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots and both teams had punched their tickets to Super Bowl XLVII. CBS Sports Network provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the footballs were made.
Brett Keisel on Ravens offense – http://cbsprt.co/YgzVul
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel talks about playing Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens offense during the regular season on INSIDE THE SUPER BOWL.
Injured San Francisco 49ers Wide Receiver Mario Manningham is a guest on ROME in Jackson Square (Taped, 3:00 PM, CT)
Maurice Jones-Drew serves as guest host on INSIDE THE SUPER BOWL live from Radio Row (3:00 PM, CT). Eli Manning, Andrew Luck, Mike Tannenbaum and Von Miller also join the show.
Osi Umenyiora is a guest host on SUPER BOWL LIVE at CBS Super Bowl Park at Jackson Square, along with Greg Gumbel, Steve Beuerlein and Bill Cowher. Guests also include Billy Devaney and Ty Law.
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