At Thursday’s press meeting with Broncos tight end Julius Thomas, a most 21st-century subject was discussed — the matter of when Thomas would shut off his phone before Super Bowl XLVIII.
“That’s a really real situation,” Thomas told reporters, according to an interview transcript furnished by the NFL. “Normally I shut my phone off around Saturday evening. That’s when I stop looking at it.
“There’s a lot of texts that come in, mostly just well wishes, but I just want to get away from it and focus. Depending on how crazy it gets, it might be moved up to Friday night, depending on all the things that are happening.”
When the scribes crowded around Joe Namath at the pool before Super Bowl III, this subject probably didn’t come up.