- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The goal for Super Bowl Media Day is simple: Survive.

The Bears and Colts were available for an hour apiece in the morning at Dolphin Stadium.

Some snapshots from the cattle call:

10:24 a.m.: “American Idol” rejects Kenneth Swale and Jonathan Jayne sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” with Bears offensive lineman Anthony Oakley. Swale and Jayne are working for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

“Those guys are pretty good singers,” Oakley says.

10:48: The exceptionally good-looking Maria Menounos from “Access Hollywood” gets Brian Urlacher’s attention. “I definitely know who you are,” he says. Urlacher said he wants Tom Hanks to play him in his life story, though his teammates think it should be Dolph Lundgren.

10:55: Comedian Mo Rocca, representing “The Tonight Show,” tells Bears linebacker Leon Joe that Chicago has a higher median age amongst its citizens and more lakefront territory than Indianapolis.

12:20 p.m.: Colts rookie safety Antoine Bethea is asked who is the hottest “Golden Girl.” The questioner is obviously unaware that when the show stopped production, Bethea was 8 years old. Bethea’s answer is inaudible.

12:35: Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, working for “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” hustles to another interview. After his divorce settlement, Strahan needs the work.

12:47: For what seems like the 421st time during Media Day, one of the players is asked how much his faith has helped him reach the Super Bowl. Zzzzzzz.

1:15: Media Day is over. Finally.

Ryan O’Halloran

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