There are many events and activities in the build-up to the superbowl but none attract as much attention as Superbowl media day.
Media members from around the world gathered at Prudential Center in New Jersey to speak to the players and coaches ahead of the 48th edition of the championship game, which sees the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks at the MetLife Stadium, New jersey on Sunday.
To no great surprise Broncos’ veteran quarterback Payton Manning was in high demand but remained focus on the job at hand.
He said: “As far as my preparation so far this week, it’s been similar to how I prepare for the last couple of ones and really how I’ve done all season because to me, I think, when you get here you need to do the same thing that you’ve done to get to this point not all of a sudden do something different.”
Manning’s Seattle Seahawks counterpart Russell Wilson was equally focused on the championship game and aiming to win the first of many NFL titles.
“In terms of, you know, two years ago would I be thinking about sitting here right now, I definitely thought I would be. I didn’t know exactly when, [but] I believe in my career I would be. My goal is to win multiple Super Bowls, but to do that you’ve got to win the first one and so my focus is just winning this game, being calm and just making the plays.”
It is a highly-anticipated finale which will feature the league’s top offense in Denver and the top defense in Seattle.
It’s also only the second time in twenty seasons, that the top teams from each conference will lock horns for the title.