The Latest: Broncos get big intro at Super Bowl media night

BY foxsports • February 1, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos meeting reporters at media day, now known as Super Bowl Opening Night (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

Introductions at what's now billed as ''Super Bowl Opening Night'' are almost as involved as what goes down before an actual game.

Broncos players were introduced Monday night over 6 minutes, with a montage introduction on a large screen behind them. Players stepped from behind a curtain onto a platform made to look like the Golden Gate Bridge.

Several players are taking cellphone video and selfies.

They were introduced to moderate cheers until quarterback Peyton Manning came out. He got a huge ovation as he drank from a cup and held a towel.

- Barry Wilner


4:30 p.m.

The Super Bowl circus known as Media Day is hitting prime time.

Now known as ''Super Bowl Opening Night,'' the free-for-all with the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will last one hour with each team on Monday night.

Players and the head coach from each team will face hundreds of international journalists at SAP Center, along with the usual contingent of oddballs looking for a quick moment of fame.

The NFL moved the supersized press conference to Monday night from its usual Tuesday daytime slot to give more fans a chance to watch live on cable. The NFL Network and ESPN2 are expected to air live coverage.

The other big TV news event Monday night: the Iowa caucuses, where Democrats and Republicans running for presidents face voters for the first time after more than a year of campaigning.


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