Hello from Super Bowl XLIV

This is my third year at the Super Bowl, and I still can’t quite believe they pay me for this.

Florio and I arrived over an hour ago, and we still have roughly two hours before kickoff to go.  Our area of the press box is filled mostly with .com writers like Yahoo!’s Charles Robinson, Pete Prisco and Clark Judge of CBSSports.com, Vic Cariucci from NFL.com, and Len Pasquarelli, John Clayton, and others from ESPN.com.

Roughly half of the Colts team is out on the field warming up.  Receivers like Hank Baskett, Pierre Garcon, and Dallas Clark have been catching passes.

Our favorite big man Dan Muir has been working up a lather jogging around the field.

Rookie punters Thomas Morestead (Saints) and Pat McAfee (Colts) had a big embrace when they met in the Colts endzone, then took a picture together.  Morestead told me earlier in the week that he’s been listening to “Get up and get crunk” at practices to simulate playing at the Superdome.