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The journey begins

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Technically, PFT already is in Indianapolis, given that Rosenthal arrived Saturday.  But since he’s apparently sleeping off a juice box bender while others are hard at work, his early arrival to Indy will be regarded with an asterisk.

For yours truly, the six-hour sojourn to Indianapolis has begun, with the ’68 VW bus rolling and the wireless router stuffed in the glove box cranking.

It’s going to be a memorable week.  Tonight, NBC will televise the Pro Bowl, which despite periodic complaints about its meaninglessness traditionally gets better ratings than baseball’s All-Star game.  After a brief invasion of the pregame, I’ll settle into the chatting chair for NBC Postseason Extra, which will stream the game at, with multiple camera angles and real-time remarks and answers to your questions from me.

Then, from Monday through Friday, we’ll broadcast PFT Live from the official media center in Indy, along with a three-hour edition of NBC SportsTalk, which begins each day at 4:00 p.m. ET.  We’ve got a jaw-dropping list of guests for the week, which we’ll reveal right here as the week unfolds.

Next Sunday, the don’t-call-it-a-rematch rematch of Super Bowl XLII arrives.  After the five-hour pregame show, NBC Postseason Extra culminates with a live stream of Super Bowl XLVI.  I’ll be in the press box next to Rosenthal, making fun of his booster seat and doing the live chat thing while trying to avoid getting my butt kicked by any of the various media members I’ve angered over the years.  (I’ll blame it all on Rosenthal.)

Finally, we’ll be doing a live two-hour special edition of NBC SportsTalk from the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium on the morning after the Super Bowl, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET.  And then it’ll be time to hop into the ’68 VW van and truck back to West Virginia for a 6:00 p.m. ET NBC SportsTalk.

So the next nine days will be a blur.  And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Of course, we’ll be posting stuff here continuously, with all hands using all fingers (or at least two of them) to keep you up to date on the NFL happenings in Indy and elsewhere.

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3 Responses to “The journey begins”
  1. i, flounder says: Jan 29, 2012 8:40 AM

    i don’t think it was juiceboxes. more than likely he did as much amyl as possible, and gladly let as many patriots as he could find run a train on him.

  2. geatsromo says: Jan 29, 2012 10:18 AM

    Everybody knows VW stopped making the split window in ’67. If they truly drove a ’68 your picture should be of a bay window. Also, chartreuse wasn’t available after ’67 either.

  3. Soulman45 says: Jan 29, 2012 8:11 PM

    Don’t worry about the year of the BUS it was a good part of the story it was fun I took it as a light heart moment. (good for you)

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