PFT Live hits the road to Minnesota next week

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Every year, I look forward to spending the week in the city that will host the Super Bowl. This year, I’m looking even more forward to the trip.

Yeah, it’s Minnesota. Sure, it will be cold. So what? It’s a great area and the people are friendly and the stadium is among the best in the NFL.

We’ll head to Minneapolis on Sunday. As of Monday, we’ll broadcast live every day from the Mall of America, with PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio (6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET) and the NBCSN simulcast from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET. The PFT PM podcast will be posted every day, featuring plenty of the interviews that will be recorded in the hours after PFT Live goes off the air.

Chris Simms will join the show on location all five days, where he will periodically threaten to punch, kick, or otherwise physically assault me.

And, as usual, there will be plenty of great interviews, included in both show platforms and also appearing in exclusive (EXCLUSIVE!) videos posted here at ProFootballTalk.com.

Then, on Sunday, Simms and I will be part of the five-hour pregame show. After the confetti falls, we’ll join Liam McHugh at the on-field desk for a post-game show that begins on NBCSN as soon as the coverage of the game on NBC concludes.

We’ll do one more PFT Live from Minnesota the next morning before heading home and gearing up for the Scouting Combine, free agency, and the rest of the offseason.

So set your DVRs and/or subscribe to the PFT Live and PFT PM podcasts and/or otherwise get ready for a great week of NFL talk and information and other stuff.

12 responses to “PFT Live hits the road to Minnesota next week

  1. It’s time for the purple fans to concentrate on their offseason championship.
    How many consecutive offseason championships have they won now?
    Must be about 60 something…

  2. I hope that the referees call a fair game in the superbowl, not like when the referees were trying to help the Jaguars.

    Everyone who was watching the game saw the body slam tackle 4 yards in the end zone on White after the Patriots touchdown. Which was then followed by a shot to the head after White stood up. That happened right in front of the referee who didn’t throw a flag.

    The referees also handed the Jaguars an undeserved fumble recovery in order to cheat the Patriots. Lewis was laying on the ground with the football pinned against his hip. He was in contact with the Jaguars defender so the play should have been over and no fumble.

    All football fans understand that a player doesn’t need both hands or to have the center of the football to be in possession of the football. We all remember when helmet catch (Tyree) pinned the football to his helmet. Football fans also remember when (Baldwin) pinned a football to his leg. The referees awarded both of them possession.

    But now when the referees are trying to cheat the Patriots they don’t let Lewis pin the football to his hip and award him with possession of the football. The football never hit the ground and was not in the air so it can’t be a fumble while Lewis has it pinned to his hip.

    Other than the automatic flags, which the Jaguars earned a false start, delay of game, an illegal shift, an unnecessary roughness penalty, the Jaguars were only called for 2 penalties requiring referee judgement in the entire game.

    Those 2 Jaguar penalties were for tackling one of the Patriots defensive linemen in an attempt to prevent a QB sack, (the Patriots still got the sack), and the other flag was when a Jaguar defensive back put his hands on Cooks to push Cooks out of bounds. Those were easy calls that are called against every team, during every NFL game.

    You mean to tell me that the referees couldn’t have found any Jaguar penalties that would require referee judgement in the entire game? The referees called one of those judgement penalties when the Patriots were flagged for holding during a kickoff.

  3. Factpurveyor writes an 8 paragraph diatribe about how his Patriots got jobbed by the officials in the AFC Championship game that THEY WON. Dear sir, Nobody cares. You are a fan of a team that has been to 12 AFC title games (7 consecutive) 8 Super Bowls in 17 years.

    In case you are not very aware of NFL History, that is an unprecedented embarrassment of riches. There are fan bases out there and fans (like me) that would be elated just to have (1) Lombardi Trophy is the case.

    So, Good luck watching you team play in the Super Bowl for the 10th time in 32 years and the 8th time in 17 years. Soak it up. Nobody has ever even come close to what you are experiencing as a fan. Which is why nobody cares when you think the officials or anyone else are jobbing you or your squad. They’re not.

  4. mnsportsapologist says:
    January 23, 2018 at 10:20 am

    So, Good luck watching you team play in the Super Bowl for the 10th time in 32 years and the 8th time in 17 years. Soak it up. Nobody has ever even come close to what you are experiencing as a fan. Which is why nobody cares when you think the officials or anyone else are jobbing you or your squad. They’re not.

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    Thanks.
    I understand that Patriot fans and fans of football are lucky to see excellence at work.

    I would not have written anything until I had to hear Jaguar players, television talking heads, and anti patriot fans and trolls all suggesting that the patriots win due to favorable calls.

    The patriots being called for one penalty vs. the Jaguars being called for 6 penalties….sounds bad….until you actually look at what the penalties were called for.

    If people don’t point out the facts…then dimwits will believe nonsense. Some dimwits still believe that Brady deflated footballs.

  5. mnsportsapologist says:
    January 23, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Factpurveyor writes an 8 paragraph diatribe about how his Patriots got jobbed by the officials in the AFC Championship game that THEY WON.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    The real officiating question is:
    Did the officials check the air pressure of the balls?

  6. yooperman says:
    January 23, 2018 at 11:10 am

    The real officiating question is:
    Did the officials check the air pressure of the balls?

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    It wouldn’t matter if the NFL checked the air pressure. We all remember then the NFL announced in 2015 that they were going to perform measurement tests in games. The NFL was banking on those measurements showing that footballs don’t lose PSI when it’s cold. Which would have meant that someone had to have let air out of the Patriots and Colts footballs.

    But then the NFL received a science lesson from those PSI measurements. Science contradicted the NFL and the whole deflategate claim. The NFL didn’t want to admit their mistake after taking it so far,so the NFL still punished Brady and the Patriots. The NFL just decided to hide those 2015 PSI measurements from football fans. The NFL never mentioned football air pressure again.

  7. The real officiating question is:
    Did the officials check the air pressure of the balls?-

    They can’t use the same lie twice. PSI was tested and now, like CTE protocol, it’s only a thing if it can e used against NE. How else do you explain multiple instances of things that NE was penalized for that others do out in the open with no repercussions.

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