With preparations for Super Bowl XLVI well underway in Indianapolis, the New York Giants took many print, broadcast and online reporters' questions on Tuesday as part of a much-anticipated media day.
The Giants arrived Monday in Indianapolis and will start their practices on Wednesday afternoon, in preparation of Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.
This team has 15 players, including quarterback Eli Manning, who helped the Giants win their last Super Bowl win in 2008, but over 30 Giants teammates are taking part in their first Super Bowl.
"You ask them what it's going to be like, but it the end it's an experience to be enjoyed," said Giants defense lineman Chris Canty, who will play in his first Super Bowl. "But our football team needs to stay focused at the task at hand."
"You take a little advice from guys who have been here before. We've got a couple of guys who have been to the Super Bowl before and guys who haven't," said Giants linebacker Michael Boley, who will also take part in his first Super Bowl. "They kind of pass the message not only to the younger guys but to the team as a whole."
"I'm more experienced. I've been here before, a lot of guys have, and we'll try to keep the guys focused," said Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who was among the 2008 Super Bowl victors.
The Patriots held a full-pads practice on Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Bloomberg, Boston Mayor Produce Anti-Gun Super Bowl Ad
Meanwhile, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino put aside their football rivalry to produce a Super Bowl ad against gun violence.
"Mayors Against Illegal Guns" shelled out hundreds of thousands of dollars for the regional ad, which focuses on cracking down on the flow of illegal guns without sacrificing people's Second Amendment rights.
In the ad, Bloomberg and Menino deliver the serious message while playing on the two cities' fight for the Super Bowl.
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