Tag:Radio Row
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:32 pm
 

Harbaugh wives on their NFL husbands, rivalries

By Will Brinson

One of the more enjoyable interviews we had at Radio Row before the Super Bowl was with Sarah and Ingrid Harbaugh, the wives of Jim and John Harbaugh. Not only are they wonderful women, but they complimented our video presence and brought us candy.

Skinny Cow candy, specifically, which is a) not as bad for you as normal candy and b) helping to raise money for Curesearch for Children's Cancer. (If you don't like eating candy to help prevent cancer in children, we don't want to be friends with you.)

Anyway, we caught up with them on Friday at Radio Row and chatted about what it was like being the respective spouses of two NFL coaches, how they spent Thanksgiving (during the Harbaugh Bowl), how they spent the Sunday of the Championship Games, and whether or not they were dreading the possibility of the Ravens and 49ers playing in the Super Bowl.



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Posted on: February 8, 2012 10:22 am
 

Fittest man on Earth Rich Froning talks Crossfit

By Will Brinson

All kinds of athletes and celebrities hang out at Radio Row. One of them this year was Rich Froning, the "Fittest Man in the World." (I was determined to interview him, since I also claim the same title, as you can clearly see from the video playbox below.)

Froning's working with Reebok to prepare for the 2012 Crossfit Games, which take place in July. Crossfit, as far as I understand, is making sure you're in shape across many different sports. Like, you don't want to be a weightlifting monster who can't run 400 yards. And you don't want to be a dude who can run a marathon but can't do a pushup. Etc.

Froning breaks down what it means to be a Crossfit athlete, what kind of exercises he does and what it's like to train on the Empire State Building. (!)



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Posted on: February 5, 2012 4:03 pm
 

StubHub: Super Bowl tickets down leading to game

Ticket prices are dropping faster than the zipline in Indy. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Super Bowl is the hardest ticket to get in all of sports, but two teams from major markets squaring off in Indy for Super Bowl XLVI, ticket prices are actually quite reasonable (relatively speaking) in the secondary market.

According to Stubhub, the top online secondary ticket broker, the prices for Super Bowl tickets have been steadily dropping since the Patriots and Giants clinched a spot in Indianapolis.

"Prices have been fluctuating," Joellen Ferrer of Stubhub told CBSSports.com on Friday. "As you can imagine, prices were at their height during conference championships. But since then, they're down about 20 percent. But that's typical of all events in every market. The Monday immediately following the Conference Championships prices started at $2,500 a piece and now they're actually down to about $1,800 and closer to $1,500 price point."

And the prices kept dropping throughout the weekend: as of 4:00 p.m. on the Sunday of the Super Bowl, the cheapest ticket available on Stubhub was $1,100.00. (At 3:45, that same ticket was $1,205.00, so the slope is getting steep, quickly.)

The prices for this year are much lower than last year, which is somewhat surprising. Patriots and Giants fans aren't exactly "not rabid."

"Ticket prices are about 10 percent lower than last year," Ferrer said. "Which is interesting because you've got Boston, you've got New York and you've got rabid fans. The economy's a little better but I think a couple factors play in: you've got Indianapolis, which is not exactly the easiest city to go into and it's not the destination city that, say, New Orleans or Miami could be."

Indy's done a heck of a job putting on Super Bowl XLVI, though, and Stubhub added a little bonus for anyone coming into town with a ticket purchased through their site: a party right near Lucas Oil Stadium to get ready for the Super Bowl.

"We actually rented out an ice skating academy across the field from Lucas Oil Stadium, and we've taken over two Olympic-sized ice-skating rinks and we're throwing a huge party for everyone who purchased tickets on Stubhub," "So about 5,000 people are going to walk through and pick up their tickets, because we won't ever mail that expensive of a ticket."

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Posted on: February 5, 2012 3:29 pm
 

DeMarco Murray talks Cowboys, Romo, Jason Garrett

Murray expects even more from the 'Boys in 2012. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- DeMarco Murray burst onto the scene as a potential franchise running back for the Dallas Cowboys when he shattered long-standing records with a 253-yard rushing performance against the Rams in the 2011 season. With Felix Jones injured, Murray stepped in and paced the Cowboys rushing attack until he suffered a season-ending injury in Week 13.

But Murray, who was working with Verizon to promote the first-ever mobile airing of the Super Bowl, told us on Radio Row that the Cowboys can accomplish the goals they missed with a full season in 2012.

"Definitely the playoffs and getting [to the Super Bowl] next year," Murray said. "We had a lot of young guys and  missed OTAs and minicamps. I thought a lot of guys played well. If we get a full season under our belt we look forward to winning some games."

Dallas collapse down the stretch was a full-blown disaster, with Jason Garrett notably icing his own kicker against the Cardinals before losing in overtime. But Murray said that the scapegoating of Garrett is blown out proportion by "us guys."

"Man, you guys are going to write us off no matter what," Murray said. "One week he's the greatest coach on the planet, the next week he's the worst coach on the planet. So we don't listen to that stuff you know? He's a great coach and I'm glad he's my coach."

Murray had similar feelings for quarterback Tony Romo, who's been judged once or twice in his career.

"Same thing, man!" Murray said. "One week he's a hero, the next week he's not. That's just the way it is with the Dallas Cowboys. We're used to it, we love it and we wouldn't want any one else leading our team."

Murray's correct on that count. Romo gets unfairly ripped/loved on a week-to-week basis depending on the outcome of the game.

It's presumed that Murray will be the guy taking most of the carries from Romo in 2012. However, Murray said he didn't know if he was the starter yet, and that he and Felix Jones had a "great" relationship. Additionally, Murray championed his fellow rookies, calling the 2011 NFL Draft class the greatest class of all time.

"I think it is," Murray said. "Look at all the guys in our class who made the Pro Bowl and did it without OTAs and minicamps."

If Murray can have the same impact he had in 2011 next year, it'll go even further to proving that point.

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