3 February 2010
The build-up to Super Bowl continues and the New York Times does its typically excellent job in covering all bases. We like the snappy style of their Saints media day presentation, and at the heart of the story this weekend will be memories of a hurricane, and the faith of those who sought to rebuild a city and its morale, quarterback Drew Bees included. The Colts media day, including Peyton Manning, is here.
Also in the NYT there’s a feature about the Indianapolis Colts’ Pierre Garcon, of Haitian heritage, with the effects of a more recent natural disaster on his mind. Plus an audio feature about what Garcon means to the Little Haiti community in Miami. This kind of package is indicative of the NYT‘s class on the web, and how it should be utilised: good old-fashioned journalism on today’s platforms. There’s also a feature about the history of Super Bowl half-time show.
Back in New Orleans, nola.com focuses on Anthony Hargrove’s comeback from drug addiction and legal problems to reach the Super Bowl with the Saints. Over at the Indianapolis Star, there’s a debate raging about the protocol of allowing the school day to start two hours late on Monday (or not) because of Sunday’s Super Bowl.