The 49ers enjoyed the light mood of media day on Tuesday as they were peppered with football and non-football questions by thousands of credentialed media members on the turf of the Superdome. There was a super hero, free tattoo sleeves for the players, 49ers Kaepernicking and more.
Peter Schrager of FOXSports.com offered his take on the best and worst of media day for Super Bowl XLVII.
“This is the new normal at Super Bowl Media Day, an NFL cultural and journalistic melting pot that puts Miss Alabama and Brent Musberger favorite Katherine Webb, in the same room as 84-year-old Hall of Fame journalist Edwin Pope,” Schrager wrote. “It’s no longer about the players’ answers; it’s about the folks asking the players the questions.”
The 49ers would also like to announce that Vernon Davis is holding a charity raffle to win an all expense paid trip to New Orleans for the Super Bowl. The deadline for the drawing is on Thursday (tomorrow).
The rest of today’s Morning Tailgate features the top quotes and story lines from the hectic media day scene.
Rembert Browne of Grantland.com offered a photo blog of media day.
Dan Hanzus of NFL.com gave a rundown of the highlights of media day.
Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News gave his take on the current state of media day.
Tim Kawakami of the Bay Area News Group shared insight on Jim Harbaugh’s hour-long media day session.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com passed along comments from Randy Moss.
Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group spoke to Ahmad Brooks about the Quest for Six.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle took a look at Harbaugh’s media day responses.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee discussed the relationship between Moss and Colin Kaepernick.
Mark Purdy of the Bay Area News Group wrote that Kaepernick was candid with the media on Tuesday.
Maiocco examined Michael Crabtree’s development as a player.
Carl Steward of the Bay Area News Group discussed Smith.
Maiocco spoke to Mario Manningham about last year’s big Super Bowl catch.
Vic Tafur and Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle offered a notebook of memorable quotes.
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