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Ed Reed bracing for his second Media Day appearance

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This weekend will mark Ravens safety Ed Reed’s first Super Bowl in his hometown.

But today will be his second Super Bowl Media Day in New Orleans.

When he was a star at a local high school, Reed got to attend the event as part of winning a regional punt, pass and kick contest, and got to meet players and take photos from the floor of the Superdome.

“I remember being here in ’97, for Media Day,” he said, via Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I had won a punt, pass and kick and I remember this right here.”

“It was awesome. I remember everything, going against Craig Nall and guys like that, who went to LSU, guys who played in the league. I wound up winning the event and the winner of the event came to Media Day to see the guys interact with y’all.

“I was just standing around, me and my dad. I remember looking at the Superdome field, I remember seeing it and seeing you guys crowded around doing interviews and stuff like that. It was just an awesome day.”

It might not hold the same charm for him today, but Reed is clearly enjoying his time here, visiting family and favorite restaurants, and serving as the Ravens’ de facto tour guide.

“Before we played the Patriots I actually saw those visions but I wasn’t saying anything about it,” he said of playing for his first title here. “I was like, ‘Lord, for real? Is this real?’ I know we have to play this game. . . . It’s just awesome.”

We’ll see later on today if his second media day experience draws the same reaction.

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10 Responses to “Ed Reed bracing for his second Media Day appearance”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 29, 2013 8:29 AM

    He barely looks like a homeless panhandler anymore with that sport coat on.

  2. pfpmb says: Jan 29, 2013 8:31 AM

    Ed Reed is awesome. Please come to Miami and finish off your hall of fame career there.

  3. nolahxc says: Jan 29, 2013 8:35 AM

    The pride of Destrehan High School!

    Good luck, Ed!

  4. reed20fence says: Jan 29, 2013 8:54 AM

    Hard to find a guy more deserving.

  5. ravenator says: Jan 29, 2013 8:57 AM

    Ed Reed deserves a superbowl ring. First ballot HOF player. Don’rt lie haters, you wish he was on your team. Go Ravens!

  6. pftiswhatitis says: Jan 29, 2013 9:04 AM

    That’s awesome.

    Glad to see him and Moss (again) getting a chance to get a ring. Hope Moss does.

  7. daroc88 says: Jan 29, 2013 10:11 AM

    It’s hard to really find anything bad to say about Ed Reed. I’m sure in addition to all of the drivers that the Ravens have for Sunday, the memories of Ed’s brother dying in Louisiana during last year’s playoff run is probably still fresh on their minds. i have no horse in the race, but would love to see Ed Reed get one to cap an unbelievable career. A total class act

  8. bigbenownsthenfl says: Jan 29, 2013 10:14 AM

    Can’t wait to watch him cry after kaepernick runs wild on this awful defense! 49ers got lucky to get this scrub team in the super bowl. Easy win for 49ers!

  9. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 29, 2013 11:00 AM

    ravenator | Jan 29, 2013, 8:57 AM EST
    Ed Reed deserves a superbowl ring. First ballot HOF player. Don’rt lie haters, you wish he was on your team. Go Ravens!

    In your fantasy world you think all ravens deserve a ring…in reality they win on the field not in the mind of biased fan…your obsession has six earned rings…fact…yikes.

  10. mudhead123 says: Jan 29, 2013 12:06 PM

    Ed Reed looks like an old homeless man

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