By Peter Schwartz
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Tuesdays during Super Bowl week are known for two things — media day and the media party.
Having said that, it turned out to be quite the eventful day here in New Orleans.
The buses rolled out of the convention center on Tuesday morning carrying the large throng of reporters to the Superdome. For the second straight year, fans were in attendance as they were able to buy tickets for the event. They received a gift bag that included a radio that allowed them to listen to various players’ press conferences on different channels.
The 49ers session was first. Since I’m covering the Ravens all week, I used that time to walk around and get a feel of the atmosphere. Super Bowl media day attracts plenty of non-football reporters, and Tuesday was no different. What’s funnier: This guy who looks like a professional wrestler or the puzzled look on the reporter standing behind him?
And then we have Katherine Webb. She is the former Miss Alabama who drew national attention when she was shown on television watching her boyfriend Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron during the BCS title game. She’s here covering the Super Bowl for “Inside Edition.”
I had a chance to chat with Katherine for a minute. She’s having a blast in New Orleans!