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Photo Opportunity: Super Bowl XLVIII Team Arrivals

WHAT:                        The Super Bowl XLVIII participating teams – the AFC Champion Denver Broncos and the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks – will be arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport on charter planes. A special media event, which will be limited to photography only, has been arranged and accommodated by The Port Authority of NY & NJ. No interviews will be available at the airport. Both head coaches and select players will be available for interviews at the team hotel upon arrival.

SECURITY:                All media will be security-screened and escorted to the photo area. Media must arrive 90 minutes prior to the flight arrivals and possess either a Super Bowl XLVIII media credential or media outlet employee identification. For screening purposes, a valid government ID is required.

WHERE:                     United Airlines Maintenance Hangar 54 at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Parking for this event has been arranged at Building 332, located at the north end of the field. Once parked, all media personnel will be screened and transported by bus to the United Airlines Maintenance Hangar 54.

MEDIA TRUCK

PARKING:                 Arrangements have been made to accommodate live media vans and satellite trucks within the restricted parking area of the hangar. Access to this area will be provided thru Guard Post Juliet, adjacent to Building 1. Notification of media truck parking must be made with Port Authority Media Relations in advance at 212.435.6920. All airside requests will be honored upon availability. All vehicles will be screened and escorted to the hangar by Port Authority Operations.

Media must remain on the photo platforms erected within the hangar.

WHEN:                       Denver Broncos Team Arrival, 3:30 pm EST.

Seattle Seahawks Team Arrival, 7:00 pm EST.

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Super Bowl XLVIII Team Media Availability Schedule

The Super Bowl XLVIII media availability schedule for the AFC Champion Denver Broncos and NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks, beginning on Sunday, January 26, 2014, is as follows:

Sunday, January 26 (all times ET)

3:30 pm (approx.)     Arrival of Denver Broncos charter at Newark Liberty International Airport (photo opportunity).

5:00 pm (approx.)     Denver Broncos – Media availability with head coach John Fox, followed by quarterback Peyton Manning and other team captains on board the Cornucopia Majesty ship, docked at the Hyatt Jersey City.

7:00 pm (approx.)     Arrival of Seattle Seahawks charter at Newark Liberty International Airport (photo opportunity).

8:00 pm (approx.)     Seattle Seahawks – Media availability with head coach Pete Carroll, followed by quarterback Russell Wilson and four-six players at the Westin Jersey City.

Monday, January 27

1:00 pm                      Denver Broncos – Media availability with head coach John Fox and six players on board the Cornucopia Majesty ship, docked at the Hyatt Jersey City.

2:30 pm                      Seattle Seahawks – Media availability with head coach Pete Carroll and four-six players at the Westin Jersey City.

Tuesday, January 28 – Media Day at Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

10:30–11:30 am       Denver Broncos

12:45–1:45 pm          Seattle Seahawks

Wednesday, January 29

8:00–9:15 am            Denver Broncos – Media availability with head coach John Fox and assistant coaches and players on board the Cornucopia Majesty ship, docked at the Hyatt Jersey City.

10:15–11:30 am       Seattle Seahawks – Media availability with head coach Pete Carroll and assistant coaches and players at the Westin Jersey City.

Thursday, January 30

8:00–9:15 am            Denver Broncos – Media availability with head coach John Fox and assistant coaches and players on board the Cornucopia Majesty ship, docked at the Hyatt Jersey City.

10:15–11:30 am       Seattle Seahawks – Media availability with head coach Pete Carroll and assistant coaches and players at the Westin Jersey City.

Friday, January 31

8:30 am                      JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE with Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll at the Rose Theater, New York

Monday, February 3

8:30 am                      Winning Team – Press conference with head coach and Super Bowl MVP at the Super Bowl XLVIII Media Center, Sheraton New York Times Square.

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Championship Weekend What To Look For – A Look Back

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Thomas Davis, Jay Feely, Charles Tillman Named Finalists For Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year Award

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WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED AT NFL HONORS BEFORE SUPER BOWL XLVIII

Three community-minded NFL players will be recognized during Super Bowl week as finalists for the WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD, it was announced today. THOMAS DAVIS of the Carolina Panthers, JAY FEELY of the Arizona Cardinals and CHARLES TILLMAN of the Chicago Bears are the top candidates for this year’s award, named for the legendary Bears running back who died in 1999.

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award is the only league award that recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.

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98 Players Granted Special Eligibility for 2014 NFL Draft

The National Football League announced today the names of 98 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8-10 in New York.

Each of the 98 players has met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility.  The deadline for receiving applications was January 15.

The NFL Draft will kick off in primetime for the fifth consecutive year.  The first round will be held on Thursday, May 8.  The second and third rounds are set for Friday, May 9.  Rounds four through seven will be held on Saturday, May 10.

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Officiating Video

The following is an officiating video to assist in your coverage of the NFL.

It can be accessed by clicking on the link below or visiting www.nflmedia.com.

http://media02.nfl.info/NFL/Media/2013/Video19/Officiating_Media_Video_01-17-14.wmv

The video, narrated by Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino, reviews plays from Divisional weekend.

The video is intended for your use for informational purposes only.  It may not be posted on your website, but if you are interested in tweeting the link to the video from www.nflcommunications.com, feel free to do so.

We hope you find this information helpful.  Please contact us with any questions.

Drew Brees, Jamaal Charles, Robert Quinn & J.J Watt Named 2014 Pro Bowl Captains

– New “Unconferenced” Pro Bowl Format Culminates with Stars Being Realigned in Pro Bowl Draft on NFL Network on January 21-22 –

The active player captains for the 2014 Pro Bowl will be QB DREW BREES, RB JAMAAL CHARLES, DE ROBERT QUINN and DE J.J. WATT, the NFL announced today. Brees and Quinn will be paired together, while Watt and Charles will work as a duo.

These four captains, which are comprised of the top two leading vote getters on offense and defense from the teams that did not advance to the conference championship round, will help determine rosters for Team Rice and Team Sanders during the first-ever Pro Bowl Draft on January 21-22.

Pro Football Hall of Famers JERRY RICE and DEION SANDERS will serve as alumni team captains for the Pro Bowl squads and have final say over draft decisions. The NFL legends will each be assisted by two active player captains and one NFL.com fantasy football champion in the draft process.

To determine which team owns the first selection in the Pro Bowl Draft and how the alumni captains will be paired with active player captains, there will be a coin toss on Tuesday morning, January 21, 2014.

The 2014 Pro Bowl Draft will be nationally televised on January 21-22 with primetime broadcasts on NFL Network on Tuesday (8:00-9:00 PM ET) and Wednesday (8:00-11:00 PM ET).

The Pro Bowl Draft will be held in Kapolei, HI on the grounds of Lanikuhonua, adjacent to the JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa. All 88 Pro Bowl players are expected to be in attendance for Wednesday’s live show.

The 2014 Pro Bowl, presented by McDonald’s, will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game will be televised live on Sunday, January 26 on NBC at 7:00 PM ET.

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What To Look For — Championship Weekend

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Super Bowl XLVIII Officials Named

Referee TERRY MC AULAY, who was the referee for two previous Super Bowls, will lead the seven-man crew of game officials selected to work Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday, February 2 at MetLife Stadium, the NFL announced today.

The other members of the Super Bowl XLVIII officiating crew are CARL PAGANELLI (umpire), JIM MELLO (head linesman), TOM SYMONETTE (line judge), SCOTT STEENSON (field judge), DAVE WYANT (side judge) and STEVE FREEMAN (back judge). The Super Bowl XLVIII officiating crew collectively has 110 years of NFL officiating experience and 76 combined playoff game assignments.

McAulay, in his 16th season as an NFL game official, entered the league in 1998 as a side judge and was promoted to referee in 2001. He has officiated 12 playoff games, including six conference championship games and Super Bowls XXXIX and XLIII.

Under the NFL officiating program’s evaluation system, officials must be rated in the top tier at their position to be eligible for the Super Bowl. They must have at least five years of NFL experience and previous playoff assignments.

EARNIE FRANTZ is the replay official. The replay assistant is BRIAN MATOREN.

This will be Paganelli’s fourth Super Bowl. He worked Super Bowl XXXIX with McAulay, XLI and XLVI. It will be Steenson’s second Super Bowl (XXXI).

Freeman is a former NFL player. He played 12 seasons for the Bills and his final season in 1987 with the Vikings.

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AFC & NFC Championship Game Capsules

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