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Pregame starts at noon ET

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I’m here in the NBC compound at Lucas Oil Stadium, getting ready for a quick segment in the pregame and then the marathon live chat on NBCSports.com and the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on NBCSports.com with Randy Moss.

Followed at 7:00 a.m. ET tomorrow by a two-hour edition of NBC SportsTalk with Liam McHugh, Peter King, and possibly Rodney Harrison.

It’s been an exciting day so far, with the usual crew hanging out in the oversized collection of tables and cubicles and couches and big-screen TVs.  And we’re happy to be joined today by Super Bowl XLV MVP and 2011 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward, who’ll be with Bob Costas throughout the coming six-hour extravaganza.

Both guys are looking good in a different kind of uniform.  Based on Saturday’s rehearsal, they’ll each do a great job today, even though it’ll be very different for Hines to be on TV and not be dancing.

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7 Responses to “Pregame starts at noon ET”
  1. purplengold says: Feb 5, 2012 11:49 AM

    background distraction,
    delay of game penalty!
    do some work instead.

  2. stevenfbrackett says: Feb 5, 2012 12:04 PM

    And even at this late hour, I haven’t decided if I will watch the game or clean the garage. Seriously.

  3. footballprophet says: Feb 5, 2012 12:12 PM

    Has anyone had a concussion yet?

  4. footballprophet says: Feb 5, 2012 12:17 PM

    I can already see the pageantry of the big game…..the bright colors of red challenge flags and yellow whenever someone so much as breathes near a quarterback

  5. Deb says: Feb 5, 2012 1:04 PM

    You haven’t decided if you’ll watch the game or clean the garage? Not much of a football fan, are you? I hate the six hours of pregame, the Red Carpet of movie stars entering the stadium, the corporate audience, and the goofball halftime shows that leave the field smokey from fireworks. But in between all that hype is four quarters of the last live football I’ll see for six months. Wouldn’t miss it for the world … no matter who’s playing. And this is a great matchup.

  6. roamingabriel says: Feb 5, 2012 1:10 PM

    I think this is the first time I’ve heard that six hours of boredom referred to as an “extravaganza”.

    Thank goodness for the PGA…

  7. webtraveler65 says: Feb 5, 2012 2:14 PM

    Have you seen this awesome video??? It looks like a film but is really an animation consisting of thousands of individual images done by 12 photographers and directed and edited by Jimmy Diebold.

    It is amazing.

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