Writers Take To Twitter To Critique Media Day TV Coverage
There was no shortage of Twitter reaction to the annual spectacle that is Super Bowl Media Day. Some observers, such as SI.com's Richard Deitsch, focused on coverage of the event: "As an ESPN-er just reminded me: FS1 is a zero factor today. Part of that is everything is designed for NFLN but still. ... ESPN breaks from live interviews to have Hannah Storm and Mark Schlereth talk about the interviews that are going on LIVE behind them. ... Deion Sanders is impossible to take seriously in a reporter role but the NFL Net landing Marshawn Lynch seals the victory for them today." FoxSports.com’s Jimmy Traina: “This is my first time ever watching Media Day. I can honestly say Deion Sanders interviewing players is the worst thing I've ever seen on TV. … On the flip side, Giants PR man Pat Hanlon has been pretty great on NFL Network."
Ad Age's Michael McCarthy made note of several endorsement angles: "Love the warmup jacket that Peyton Manning is wearing at @SuperBowl #MediaDay. Nike must be loving the exposure. ... Marshawn Lynch won't talk 2 press But @giantspathanlon tells NFL Net he thinks he'll at least plug new endorsement w/Skittles."
One logistical issue that came up was a police escort for some media members from the arena back to their accommodations in N.Y. NFL.com's Judy Battista: "Police escort now has us going wrong way on a street in the city. Not sure how I'll go back to real life in NYC next week." The Houston Chronicle's John McClain: "With a police escort we made it from Media Day in Newark to our hotel n Manhattan n 30 minutes."