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Joe Ovies

Observations from Super Bowl Radio Row, part II

Posted February 1, 2013

Another day on the Radio Row grind. More celebs, more free food and more hustling for the exclusive Super Bowl party invites. 

Newton is a junkie. 

Cam Newton held a Q&A session inside the Gatorade Fuel Bar, where he admitted to being a "junkie" when it came to unhealthy foods. The Carolina Panthers quarterback talked about his diet being terrible before entering the league and how he's adapted his regime to keep up with the rigors of professional football.

Newton also looked pretty good for a guy who allegedly broke both his legs in a car accident this week. Don't believe everything you see on the Internet, kids.

Brees biggest draw.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees is in demand for obvious reasons. New Orleans is hosting the Super Bowl after all. Then there's the matter of the bounty scandal and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell being in town. His interviews are ripe for viral quotes.

But Brees has handled it perfectly. He has owned his critical comments, but doesn't want any of the lingering angst over the punishment take away from New Orleans doing a great job handling the event or the Super Bowl itself.

Gronk makes it rain.

Radio Row features a small booth with kids selling lemonade as part of a promotion. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, looking to quench his thirst after countless interviews, grabbed a glass and handed the kid a $100 bill. No, he didn't ask for change. 

You are not ready for that jelly.

Beyoncé held her Super Bowl halftime show press conference and paid a visit to the NFL Network set. As Rich Eisen waited for his interview subject arrive, there was no distinction between fans and members of the media gathering around looking for a photo opportunity with the singer. 

Once Beyoncé entered the room, everybody held their mobile phones high in the air as they tried to snap a pic. I'm not going to act like the circus was beneath me. Pictures were taken and posted on Twitter. Creeping? Probably, but plenty of folks click on the shot.

And yes, Beyoncé is rather easy on the eyes when she's right in front of you.

Beadle likes donuts. 

Michelle Beadle debuted her new show on NBC Sports Network this week. She's clearly excited about her next project after leaving ESPN, but she lamented that the premiere of "The Crossover" took her out of the running for this year's Krispy Kreme Challenge. Beadle figures it would be a good segment for the show and is confident she could keep a full box of donuts down after the race.

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  • baldchip Feb 1, 2:45 p.m.

    AMEN Jgunn. More servants, taking car of kids, more friendliness to fans and less ego and drugs will make for a better NFL!!

    Fans pay the bills. Take care of them!!

    Imagine, that kid is walking on water. Just like the kids in the end zone in Panther Stadium when Cam scores-some kid gets a football. Merry Christmas early!! Treat a kid special-and they will love you forever!!

  • GunnyGoesBaaaarf Feb 1, 1:49 p.m.

    Best part is Gronk dropping a $100-bill to pay a kid for a glass of lemonade. We need more of that and less about deer antler spray.

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