I attended two press conferences last week at the Rose Theater located inside of the Time Warner Center on 60th street and Broadway. The first was Bruno Mars, who was the halftime performer for the Super Bowl. The second press conference was with Commissioner Roger Goodell.
I thought that these press conferences would be much like media day, but it wasn't. There were still lots of people and cameras there but it was more organized this time.
Bruno Mars has a lot of popular songs on the radio. I searched him on the Internet and saw that as a child, he did a lot of Elvis Presley impersonations. I wanted to know if he did any new impersonations as an adult, so I asked. He laughed, asked me who put me up to this, and then said no. It was cool speaking with a pop star.
I also spoke with Commissioner Roger Goodell. I asked him what was some of his hardest choice he's made as commissioner and did he regret any of them. He laughed and said that he didn't have enough time to talk about all the things that he regrets.
"As a commissioner, some decisions I have make are not popular," Goodell said, "but my main responsibility is to do what's best for the game long-term and for the fans."
Yesterday, I got a chance to eat at the NFL's Superbowl restaurant called Forty Ate. Get it..?, "Forty Ate". It's actually inside of the Renaissance Hotel located on 48th St, 7th ave. Get it, 48th Street.
This restaurant is an extension of the Renaissance Hotel lobby that was converted and remodeled said Max, one of the restaurant managers. Its overlooking all of the lights on Broadway along with all of the Super Bowl activities us New Yorkers can handle.
What's so cool about this restaurant is that it showcases all of the 47 Super Bowl rings. There were two security guards standing by the rings to make sure that no one touch them.
There were small candles on all of the tables. That made the restaurant look really classy. I ordered a Salmon fish and my dad ordered a skirt steak. Yummie!! The service was good, the food was delicious and everybody had "Happy Plates". (Nothing left)
As we walked out of the restaurant, we ran into former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and last year Superbowl Champion running back, Ray Rice. We took a pictures together. I guess I had my dessert after all.
Khordae S - Kid Reporter
“It’s All About The Ball,” said Pete Carroll head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. “Football is the philosophy for us. Taken care of the ball and creating turnovers is why we ended up being one of the top NFL teams. That was the very first thing I said to them at the first meeting said Pete Carroll. It's all about the ball.
Media day was very exciting. I didn't really know what to expect. There were different news stations and sports stations there all fighting to get interviews with the NFC and AFC champions. It was totally amazing to see the same players that I play with on Madden 25, right in front of me.
Everyone seemed willing to speak to me. I asked Wes Welker if it was bitter or sweet beating the Patriots to move on to the Super Bowl.
“A little bit of both” Welker said. Obviously playing with the patriots, you make a lot of friends and you wish the best for them but at the same time you're excited about the opportunity you have in front of you.
Yes! He is right. I’m was excited about the opportunity to speak with them. I tried to speak with Peyton Manning but the media formed a fortress around him and it was difficult to get through. I did get a chance to speak with Seattle's quarterback Russell Wilson. I asked him.. does playing baseball make you a better football player?
“I definitely think it does” Wilson says. Baseball helped me develop different types of throws. When you have big defensive lineman coming at you, sometimes you have to make that awkward throw. I inspire kids to play as many sports as possible.
Media day is something that I will always remember. Everybody was excited to be there. I believe that this is going to be an incredible Super Bowl with incredible players. Good luck to everybody.
NFLRUSH Kid Reporter