Fans to attend Super Bowl media day
Super Bowl media day. It's the annual cattle call of nearly 3,000 "media" (some with more serious credentials than others) that takes place during Super Bowl week. It's one of the only events where media actually interviews other media. Again, the term "media" is a loose one as there are a host of confusing and questionable characters roaming around looking for their angle.
For the first time ever, the NFL will sell tickets to fans who desire to see what the hub-bub is all about. The NFL said that 5,000 tickets will be sold at a "reasonable" price for the event which will take place January 31st, 2012 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.
Fans will be given a gift bag complete with radio that can be tuned into the NFL network so that player comments are better able to be heard.
After attending media day during Super Bowl 45, I can safely say that this is an event worth attending. It's just so bizarre. I remember talking with Chris Jenkins, an outstanding writer for the Associated Press, as we were watching the parade of media scurry around the turf searching for their story. Chris commented to me that it seemed as if media day had lost it some of it's comedic appeal and that the majority of those in attendance were actual media members. Moments later, a small matador handing out cigars walked by us. We nearly fell over laughing.
I hope to be there again in 2012.