Super security in place for the Super Bowl

MacKay's shift begins Friday and along with other members of Crew 52, she will begin greeting and directing visitors anxious to watch the big game, which will feature the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are as physical a football team as it has ever been.

"We worked with the National Football League and their folks and have really come up with a good gameplan as far as getting people in and out of the venue and in and out of the stadium on Super Bowl Sunday and try to get multiple ways to get those folks in and out to minimize the time they'll be outside waiting for the game". Because honestly, as a D-line, we kind of get selfish when we get a blitz call.

He then went into a story about how owner Robert Kraft invited military personnel to Gillette Stadium for a practice and several of the Patriots, including Brady, went to greet them.

"We're certainly going to take into account what they do well and we're going to take into account their schemes and personnel packages and matchups that we need to be aware of". You make friends with guys who become brothers and some guys who are going to be a part of your life for the rest of your life. There has to be a victor and there has to be a loser - and we need to either be overjoyed or forlorn at the outcome. I obviously enjoy the experience of playing in this game. I try to work hard at the things I need to for my body to feel good week after week and year after year. But that was before his epic 25-point comeback over Matt Ryan and the Falcons, which was by far the largest comeback in Super Bowl history.

They are also building a Super Bowl-coverage plan from scratch.

That makes the No. 1 item in our latest "Five things heard" at a Super Bowl media session.

Belichick will be appearing in his eighth Super Bowl as a head coach, two ahead of Don Shula for the most all-time. "Everyone in the world wants more". What small moments can we capture that are fun and different and give people a taste of what it's like to be out there for a week? Yeah, I gave the dog a bone and then went down to give the dog a kiss.

The two-minute clip, posted to YouTube by videographer Matt Conlin, depicts Eagles fans as a genuine, passionate and friendly bunch. The team hopes to be able to create at least one live stream a day in addition to the week's many press conferences and continue to experiment with 360-degree video. "But I was just doing what was best for me and best for the team to get healthy".

Will the contrasts between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles never end?

The Eagles? No pads when they practised at the University of Minnesota's Gibson-Nagurski Complex. I've had a chance to work with Brandon and really get to know him on and off the field.

  • Stacy Allen