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that --ocaptions by vitac -- www.vitac.com just a day away from the biggest football game of the year. while fans and players get pumped for the game, thousands are focused on keeping it safe. from super bowl boulevard in times square,ing a alexandra, a complex security flan goes way beyond officials on the ground. explain what's happening. >> reporter: yeah. absolutely, fredricka. air land and sea they keep telling me as far at security. we got see the role of the customs and protection agencies will play once the game starts tomorrow and actually a few hours before that. their job, to patrol the skies above metlife stadium. they have a fleet of aircraft ready to go including black hawk helicopters, which will circle a
ten-mile perimeter around the stadium. their goal, guard a special no-fly zone. they say if somebody tries to breach that perimeter, get into that zone, they will approach the pilot and try to escort the pilot to the ground where federal agents will be waiting to question the pilot. they tell us from time to time, these perimeters are breached. usually it's pilotary or error or a mistake made. on the ground, a vast command center. it's in a secret location, but it's the place where officials from a number of different law enforcement agencies will be working together to monitor all aspects of super bowl security in realtime. the super bowl's instinct commander, new jersey state police's ed setnar said his team is prepared. >> we've been planning over ar year and looking at vulnerability sites and making sure when the 80,000 folks come in to celebrate the super bowl, every con ting saetingency is c
>> reporter: that command center has been up and running the last few days 24/7 and will continue through the game tomorrow. the colonel says he won't be in the command center, actually in the stadium so he can nasinitiaa response is-of-if needed. >> what about the ticketholder at metlife stadium. what are they not allowed to bring in, or what is permitted given it is cold and people like to bundle up. >> reporter: if you're one of the people that have a ticket, one of 80,000, you have to deal with mass security. tight security.the trains and buses that are headed for the stadium. once people abe live at the stadiem they'll be subject to search and screening much like going to an airport and per the new nfl guidelines, they can only carry very small bags into the stadium. otherwise, they have to use the clear bags issued at nfl stadiums really all season long. that policy was changed in the
aftermath of the boston marathon bokkings, fred. >> alexandra field thanks very much from times square. now to the new accusations against new jersey governor chris christie. a former top appointee claims he has evidence disproving christie's comments about the notorious lane clovers at the george washington bridge. erin mcpike joins us live from washington. erin, these new allegations are all about what christie new about the lane clovers and when he knew it. >> reporter: yes, fred. it's important to point out that that former official, david wildstein, who's making the claims, wants his former employer, the new jersey port authority, to pay his legal bills. something they already rejected once, and he wants immunity. but if his claims turn out to be true, some new jersey papers are saying christie should resign. >> governor -- autograph? autograph? governor -- >> reporter: chris christie wasn't answering questions on his way to howard stern's 60th birthday party, where instead he
posed with a new jersey icon. >> ladies and gentlemen, jon bon jovi. >> reporter: not talking about the latest shoe to drop in the scandal threatening his political future. this one, from former christie appointee david wildstein. he's the port authority official who replied, got it. to the christie staffer who e-mailed him time for some traffic problems in ft. lee and then shut down two lanes to the george washington bridge, snarling commuters for four days last september. >> i think, you know, he's looking for some sort of immunity. >> reporter: in this letter, wildstein's attorney warns, evidence exists tying chris toi having knowledge of the lane closures while they were closed. >> i think we don't really know that wildstein saying he has evidence thoor he's going to indicate that the governor knew the motive or actually gave the order to close the lanes. >> reporter: as for that purported evidence -- >> it should be subpoenaed. he has no fifth amendment right
not disclose physical evidence that exists. they can get that without giving him broad immunity. >> reporter: but christie's team is doubling down. mr. wildstein's lawyer confirms with the governor has said all along. he had absolutely no prior knowledge of the lane closures before they happened and what mr. wildstein's motivations were for closing them to begin with. the christie statements cites him from december 13th. >> the first i ever heard about the issue was when it was reported in the press. >> reporter: and this january 9th news conference where christie asserts he didn't learn the back story that the lane closures may have been political retribution against the mayor of ft. lee until the morning before. >> but even then, i was told this was a traffic study. >> reporter: all this comes just as christie, who was expected to get positive national attention, hosting the super bowl. but there are likely to be more tough days ahead. the subpoena koumts in the investigation the "new jersey
legislature" are conducting are due in court monday, fred. >> erin pike, keep us posted. thank you. two ex-boy scout leaders now charged with third-degree felonies after pushing over this ancient rock in utah's goblin state park in utah. charged with intentionally destroying this property. the ex-leaders say they did a good thing. they say the rock would have fallen on people walking by. if convicted, they could get five years in jail. on to florida. hundreds of criminal drug cases now under a cloud of suspicion. police say evidence in the cases may have been compromised. the investigation centers around a chemist who worked in a police crime lab. he is suspected of tampering with prescription drugs being held as evidence. >> so far we've identified several dozen evidence submissions where prescription drugs were substituted with over-the-counter medications.
as you know, this has the potential of impacting hundreds of drug cases across our state. >> the chemist has been suspended from his job. the investigation covers cases in 35 of florida's 67 counties. she spent four years in an italian prison. now amanda knox could be headed back there after an italian court convicted her again for the 2007 murder of her british roommate. knox says she'll never return to italy. more on what could be an epic extradition battle for knox. >> reporter: fred, this time amanda knox is fighting her conviction from home instead of an italian prison cell and says she's determined to palestine here in the u.s. once again a convicted killer under italian law for the murder of her roommate in italy meredith kemper. amanda knox was distraught yet defiant friday when she spoke with abc news. >> i will never go willingly
back to the place -- where i -- i'm going to fight this until the very end. >> reporter: after four years in an italian prison, knox wabs freed in 2011 when an apallet court threw out her conviction and that of her former boyfriend raffaele sollecito. a new trial, and knox was found guilty and sentenced to more than 28 years in prison. >> this really has hit me like a train. i did not expect this to happen. i -- i really expected so much better from the italian justice system. they found me innocent before. how can they say that it's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt? >> reporter: knox vowed to appeal the verdict before the supreme court, but if she loses, she could face extradition back to italy. the state department wasn't ready to go there. >> well, the case is still, it's my understanding, still working its way through the italian legal system.
we don't want to get ahead of that process. >> reporter: under the extradition treaty, an offense must be punishable under the laws of both countries. knox could claim double jeopardy having already been acquitted and hinting at irreg larts by prosecutors making the case for extradition. >> i really hope that people -- try to understand that, like when you have over zealous prosecutors and a biased investigation and coercive investigations like these things happen, and i'm not crazy. >> she could also argue that she's already spent a lot of time in detention in italy. and that justice would not be served byextraditing her, and ultimately the secretary of state will have to make a decision. >> reporter: extradition law expert bruce says the u.s. to simply ignore the extradition
request but it would be highly unusual in the case way close ally like italy. now, the u.s. risks damaging relations with italy if it refuses to extradite amanda knox. italians point to a number of high-profile cases in which u.s. suspectses have been convicted of wrongdoing but got off, including the 22 cia agents who were convicted in absentia for the rendition of an egyptian cleric and have served no time. now to the deadly volcano eruption in indonesia. some of the images might be difficult to watch. it erupted in east sumatra kills at least 14 victims. they were hit by hot ash clouds. this volcano erupted hundreds of times in the past months's in january it forced 22,000 people to clear the area. just days from now, the olympics winter games, and they
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we are less than one week way from the start of the olympic games in sochi. u.s. athletes are already there, and while they are trying to focus on the games, the major security concerns are in the back of their minds. some athletes even told their families to stay home. ivan watson has more on what's happening in sochi right now to keep everyone safe. >> reporter: russia is tightening its ring of steel around the upcoming olympic games. security barriers include warships, patrolling sochi's black sea coast. tens of thousands of russian security forces have been deployed here to stop terrorists who have threatened to target the more than two weeks of pageantry and sports when many of the world's eyes will be on russia. it's clear there are extra security measures in place here, but most of the russians we've been speaking to here in the sleepy port of sochi, they tell
us they're not really worried about terrorism. they're simply excited about the eminent launch of the winter games. vladislav and this man, both 21 came here from a russian city two weeks ago to work at a hotel. [ speaking in foreign language ]. >> translator: we're not afraid of any threats, the young man tells me. security is at a much higher level, and there are many police at places like the train station. >> reporter: this woman said, when i asked her if she's afraid of terrorist attacks, no. the olympic park is the safest place in sochi. look how many police office are on the street. she's right. you can spot them wearing tall hats outside many olympic venue,
walking alongside uniformed police. one week before the games, anticipation is clearly building. though we also find some residents of sochi who just can't wait for the olympics to be over. [ speaking in foreign languag ] language ]. >> reporter: fred that last man i talked to said he's completely fed up with the olympic games. fed up with all construction, with the increasing security measures. the fact that he, a local laborer has to carry three different travel permits just to get from home to the office. and when i asked whether he was afraid of being targeted, he said, frankly, outside of the olympic venues, it would be very easy to bomb leave -- a bag full of explosive in any given shop. quite a range of opinions here from the ordinary russians who are hosts to these olympic
games. fred? >> ivan wants, thanks so much. a man with a gun marches into a school, and it could have turned into another awful scene, but it didn't, thanks to a heroic woman, who talked the gunman down. we'll talk to her, next, about how that day changed everything. when you order the works you want everything. an expert ford technician knows your car's health depends on a full, complete checkup.
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gunman walked in on august 20th. she didn't run. she didn't hide. instead she spoke calmly, relaying the man's demands to police until he eventually decided to give up. and what she said to him was extraordinary. >> we're not going to hate you, baby. don't worry about it. i'll sit right here and see that you're not trying to harm me. it's going to be okay. i just want you to know that i love you, though, and i'm proud of you. it's a good thing you've gave up and -- i tried to commit suicide after my husband left me. look at me now. he needs to go to the hospital. >> hmm. so calmly. and matter of fact. antoinette tuft joining me live from dallas. good to see you, antoinette. >> good to see you, too.
>> so much has happened to you, and others, since that day in august. people know what you did. you're recognizable. you've shaken hands with the president. you've received phone calls from him and just released a new book, "prepared for a purpose," and to top it all off, this week you were a guest of the first lady at the state of the union address. so give me an idea. what's most memorable about being in the capitol as a guest of michelle obama? >> well, you know, they late idt the red carpet for us. the most memorable thing for me was when the whole washington, d.c. shut down and you got to ride in the car and all the police officers were around and allowed you to be escorted. just to be able to see how it is not just on tv but to actually be live in color with it was awesome, awesome. >> that motorcade? i grew up in the washington, d.c. area and know what it's like to witness the motorcade.
everyone stops, whether you've seen it 1 million times or not. incredible sight. but another thing, you'll be able to testify what it's like to actually be in the motorcade. that's a totally different story. >> yes. oh, yes, totally different story. usually, like you said, you're behind the cars, three, four kaurs say, come on, come on, come on. when you're actually in it, you're like, take your time. take your clitime! >> your actions were extraordinary and i know as it happened that day in august, the last thing were you thinking about is, all the praise you would be receiving afterwards, and being invited, and having the opportunity to have the kind of experiences that you've had. so let us talk a little bit about that day of purpose. that real calling for you. you write in your new book, "prepared for a purpose" that everyone has a purpose, and that day, your purpose really rose to the surface. you intervened that day. how has that moment, that discovery of purpose, altered
your path? >> it has done it in several different ways. i wrote my book, which is "prepared for a purpose," and also i'm actually now going out doing professional speaking. all over the world. nationally and internationally, and also it allowed me to actually start my new nonprofit organization where people have given all over the world to kids on the move for success on my account, gofund me, and we able to give a scholarship award out for someone to go college. it's tremendously changed my life and i'm grateful to god to be able to do that. >> incredible and congratulations on your book. your book reveals a lot about that day and how faith is very big in your life. before, during and after those frightening moments, but what if you're not a spiritual person? how do you think your book or your story can reach them to, perhaps, do something as courageous as you did?
>> well, you know, it doesn't make a difference if you are saved or not saved. all of us have a purpose in life. and so that's why i'm actually going to be traveling all over to help people to be able to show them how to be prepared for their purpose. you don't just look at it spiritually but you also look at it as far as how do you actually look at your life and know when you wake up in the morning, there is a purpose for your waking up? and actually, how do you go out and change other people's lives? and that's what i'm going to be actually talking about in my seminars, in my actual workshops. >> how do you tleech person who says, i wake up in the morning and don't know what my purse is? how do i reach within, search and find what my purpose is? what do you say to that person? >> i tell them, first of all, go out and look inside of your heart. look inside to see exactly what it is you like to do. all of us have hobbies and all of us have jobs. you have to actually look inside to be able to see yourself.
a lot of times we look at others, but you have to actually start within. all of it actually starts within yourself. >> hmm. and now what? what's next for you, what's next for your children? your mission? >> well, my mission now is to go out and actually show people how to be prepared for their purpose as i travel nationally and internationally. go forth and do my actual kids on the move for sushgsz and continue to give children educational opportunities that otherwise don't have it, and as i continue to do my book tour and be able to allow people to read my purpose and i'm while doing this. it's a great opportunity and i just thank god for it today. >> and i guess you know it's going to be -- even more gratifying than what it was like when you got that first phone call from president obama and then another phone call that coming from michelle obama's office. how do you top that? >> you can't. you know, my thing is, it's
just, you know, i look at lives that i'm changing today, and when you see the light in someone else's eyes to know that words that proceeded out of your mouth is actually life for them, it takes the place of anything you're feeling that makes you feel like you're no one. it's great opportunity. >> antoinette tuft, thank you so much. pleasure talking with you. wish it was in person but i can totally feel your energy from afar. you joining us from dallas. appreciate it, and congratulations on your book. >> thank you so much. >> all the best to you. thank you. all right. many flyers. they don't trust the tsa screening process. now find out why one former tsa officer's comments are fueling their suspicions. this is the face of hope. faith was born hiv negative even though her mother was virus.
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all right. just past the bottom of the hour. welcome back. i'm fredricka whitfield. crossing the newsdesk right now -- [ gunfire ] >> gunfire erupts on the streets of bangkok today ahead of elections. a hospital says at least six were wounded when gunmen opened fire on police and pro-activist demonstrators. and maximilian schell has
died. he was in an hbo miniseries that won him a golden globe. schell fled the nazis. and the keystone pipeline. the verdict, the project won't significantly impact the climate. environmentalists worried about green house gas emissions and climate change, and they were condemning the report. the proposed pipeline would stretch between the u.s. and canada. and have you ever wondered, what tsa officers are really looking at and thinking about when you walk through the body scanners at airports? well, you're not going to like what you're about to hear. in fact, a former officer is confirming our worst fears. here's cnn's rene marsh. >> reporter: a former tsa officer calling out the agency he once worked for, stirring up fears and suspicions many fliers
already had. jason harrington says the agency uses ineffective anti-terrorism security measures at the expense of the public's health, privacy and dignity and is just getting started. officers would pull a bag or give a pat-down because a flier was rude. those body scanners that gave fliers a virtual strip search and produced graphic images, harrington describes as entertainment. officers gawking at images of overweight people and gentles. their every fold and dimple on full awful display. piercings of every kind visible adding the body scanners couldn't distinguish plastic explosives from body fat and gun was practically invisible if turned sideways. tsa says many of their procedures and policies referenced in this article are no longer in place or characterized inaccurately. for example, scanners that show graphic images are no longer in
airports. >> for them to be saying today it's not a big deal, because they've been now removed, after all the years when they resisted removing those airports, i think is a little hard to take at this point. wlrt it came to profiling, harrington says until 2010, officers had a list of 12 names whose passengers reserved enhanced screening. to that the tsa said, no comment. in a statement, the tsa tells us dhoent tolerate unethical or unlawful behavior and take action when discovered. we did reach out to the former tsa employee who wrote this article, but got no response. rene marsh, cnn, washington. all right. coming up, he sold millions of albums and made lots of money. what's the reason for bruno mars' success? and our next story is about two boy whose grew up in middle-class new york, but find
a whole new world when their parents put them in private school. the boys and the subject matter of part of a documentary 13 gleers the ma years in the making called "american promise." cnn's anderson cooper introduces us to them and their jurn journey on the road to excellence. >> reporter: it's 1999 when we meet these best friends. both just 5 years old. both excited to start kindergarten. they've been selected to attend the dalton school, a private school located on manhattan's upper east side pap school i went to as a child. his parents, michelle and joe, decided to document the boys' academic journey. >> define black spiders was -- >> reporter: as a result we get to know these boys and they're families in an intimate way over the next 12 years of their lives. >> dalton, will open doors for
him for the rest of his life. >> reporter: the hope for both families but in time the boys find themselves struggling. not only with the typical growing pains but also with issues of race, class and gender. >> they've decided that our son is a problem. he's not a problem at home. he's not a problem in the community. he's a problem at dalton. ability the question is what is it about idris that makes his disruptive? >> there is a thing where people have to dance with the girls, this one part. people have to dance with girls, and i don't like that part, because i'm not -- i don't get to dance with the girls. they usually say, no. i don't know -- why. they just say, no, which makes me feel bad. >> reporter: a quality education is a priority for both family, but at what cost? >> there's a cultural disconnect between independent schools and african-american boys, and we see a high rate of kids not being successful. the boys not being successful,
and the question is, why? >> reporter: the boys part ways in high school. leaving dalton for a predominantly african-american school. but their journey doesn't end there. this film offers an inside look into two families of color, and the everyday challenges and choices they face. all questions raised, aren't answered but the doors for critical discussions for all of us is left wide open. anderson cooper, cnn. the national debut monday on pbs. we'll be right back. i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts,
just about performing. it will impact his bottom line. call it the business of bruno mars. chief business correspondent christine romans tells us more. >> reporter: fredricka, bruno mars is taking music's bibbe bi stage and coming off a grammy's win. not bad for 28 years old. ♪ bruno mars is going from superstar to the super bowl. born peter hernandez to a musical family in hawaii he started out as the world's youngest elvis impersonator. ♪ take my hand >> reporter: he struggled as a performer. he was dropped from motown records, then changed his business plan and began writing and producing songs for other artists. ♪ got nothing on you >> reporter: his big break came in 2010 doing vocals or two songs he repped write. "nothing on you," and
"billionaire." his debut album, a success. ♪ you're amazing just the way you are ♪ >> reporter: and landed mars two number one hits. ♪ catch a grenade for you >> reporter: album number two reached number one. ♪ oh, yeah, yeah, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah snow♪ >> reporter: and the accompanying tour brought in $46 million so far. ♪ i should have brought you flowers and held your hand ♪ >> reporter: altogether mars solds 115 million singles worldwide and landed singles faster than any male singer since elvis. >> thank you. you've been a wonderful audience. >> reporter: he was artist of the year last year. >> expect to have fun with us. >> reporter: and landed his second grammy this one for best pop vocal album of the year,
"unorthodox jukebox." outside the studio, invested in chromatic, making digital sheet music and njoy, he uses to kick the habit. up next, mars will play the halftime super bowl and joins legendary pierce, first under 30 to headline in a decade. the business of being bruno mars isn't even over. >> i feel like i haven't even started yet. >> reporter: he sold millions of albums thanks in start to strategic business plans. not a bad start. fredricka? okay. so if you do watch the super bowl this weekend, you're going to want to keep an yeah on one of the running backs for the seattle seahawks. he is unlike any of his teammates and making history in the game tomorrow. before it even starts. here's dr. sanjay gupta.
>> reporter: derrick coleman, living a boy's dream, playing in the nfl for the seattle seahawks. he didn't start playing football until seventh grade, because his mom really didn't want him to. >> just a normal kid. i was just going out trying to play football. >> reporter: the dream of making it to the pros began in high school. there he was ranked the number two fullback in the nation by espn. >> i wasn't really thinking about it so much until maybe my senior year. going out and playing hard. i just wanted to play. >> reporter: next stop, ucla where he was a running back for four years. his college career ended with a degree in political science. and now the 23-year-old is showing his versatility as a fullback for the seahawks. scoring his first touchdown in the pros earlier this season. he's gotten this far with lots of hard work, and by overcoming something only two other players in the entire nfl have. he is legally deaf. the result of a rare genetic
disorder. >> basically i lost my hearing when i was 3. i've had hearing aids ever since. >> reporter: how does he do this? first, makes no excuses. >> no matter your issue, you should always find a way. >> reporter: his skullcap keeps his hearing nads place, and -- i can read lips, and read lips very well. so what i do is, you know when i can't hear something, i always go and make sure i'm looking at the person. the person who i know, the quarterback, whoever, they look at me. i was basically just like all of you guys. >> reporter: off the field he tries to make time to speak to deaf and hard-of-hearing children to offer words of encouragement especially for those struggling. >> don't let your hearing be an excuse for not wanting to go for your dream. whatever your dream is. successful people, in my opinion, always find a way. if you want to be successful you have to find a way. >> reporter: dr. sanjay gupta,
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time now for the science behind when we look at the why behind the what. today e we look into the science behind those ads we love to watch. here's nischelle turner. >> do you remember laughing at this? feeling really uncomfortable during this. or rooting for this adorable little kid? you know you liked watching them, but do you even remember what those commercials were for? believe it or not despite all the buzz, a recent study shows 80% of those ads don't make people buy the stuff they are selling. so why are companies spending big bucks on ads year after year. >> they do it because if it is successful, the game is tremendous. >> reporter: some experts say the super bowl ad craze started 30 years ago when steve jobs took a chance by airing a controversial ad for the debut
of the macintosh computer drawing parallels between ibm computers and the come formist society in the novel "1984." >> apple saw a huge spike in macintosh sales. it was incredibly effective. it was emotional. that was the benchmark and is still the benchmark today that people use to decide whether or not a super bowl. ad is effective. >> reporter: that ad cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to produce. since then the cost has skyrocketed. in the past decade forbes magazine says money spent on advertising has doubled from $150 million to more than $300 million because it's one of the few tv events of the year that's evidently dvr proof. >> you and i don't want to show up to work the next day and say i want to watch the super bowl on tape. we want to watch it live. that's the main reason why the super bowl, which is going to have over 100 million people
watching it live, commands the price for advertising that it does. >>. since companies are spending all that money on just a few hours of tv broadcasting, some now release teasers week ahead of the big game to garner buzz online. h&m ad may score points with audience participation. >> you can go and vote for the end of his commercial. everybody loves david beckham. >> reporter: while others may fall short of the goal line. >> two professional football teams will be playing a game in honor of my first wonderful pistachios wonderful. >> i don't think it will see a bounce in sales because of that commercial. >> we will be watching. she wowed the world with an amazing trick shot. that one right there from half-court. how and can this college basketball cheerleader do it again? i'm asking her, next. nbc universal's coverage of the 2012 london games
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unbelievable. making it look so easy. she's a senior and a cheerleader at william carrie university in mississippi. look at it again. we can't believe it. this was her fourth time sinking the front hand spring shot from half-court. crazy. she's with us now on the phone. we had to get her on to line to find out how you did this and how long did it take you to be able to nail that shot? >> it's actually taken me a long time. i guess i started doing the flip since december of last year.
made it in february for the first time. i haven't practiced it since. i hurt my ankle in june so i have been out of commission. so i just started it up again and it's taken me a couple times. >> so where did this idea come from? were you just messing around doing a little gymnastics and basketball and put it together and poof? >> basically. it started when i was 12. i would flip around at soccer practice. can you flip over the ball, so i did it at soccer practice and it carried over when i was cheerleading. >> oh, my gosh. so i understand the globe trotters gave you a ring. is that true? what did they want to know? >> yes, i got a phone call the next day in february. they wanted me to come teach
them. and we were in the gym and i was trying to show them and they were like, it's impossible for us to learn it. we want you to perform with us. so they let me perform with them. >> oh, my gosh. that's fantastic. ashlee, you're amazing. thank you for your time. the click is ticking. time is up for us. here's your host rachel nichols. >> forget the cold. nothing stops america's ul mat party. two words, peyton manning. loud and proud, super bowl show
stoppers today. time to get game ready with exclusive interviews by rachel nichols and expert analysis from nfl's larry fitzgerald. breaking down veteran versus youth. and style against heart. learn x's and o's of earning a championship ring. live on super bowl boulevard next on cnn. >> welcome to new york. just over 24 hours to the biggest football game of the season in the shadow of the big apple in new jersey. all for the right to win this trophy, we are here in times square which has been transformed into super bowl boulevard 37 we have football fans from everywhere. broncos fans, seahawks fans and all are here to celebrate what they hope is a championship.
i'm rachel nichols. we are excited to be here. and i'm very excited to be joined by my co-host harry fitzgerald. thank you for joining me. >> i couldn't be more excited to be here. this is a big game. two wonderful teams who are murm one seeds. they are going to clash on sunday. >> i'm happy to have an expert beside me to break it all down. eight-time pro bowler, leader in receiving yards, leader in touchdown cashes, i could go on and on. he's the youngest receiver in nfl history to total 11,000 yards. by the way, you have nearly a super bowl champion. let's go back to super bowl xliii in tampa. you took kurt warner's pass to the end zone. the steelers went on to win, 27-23. that tiptoe catch at the end.
what was it like for you? after your touchdown, you got o think, we got this. then on your sidelines watching them march down the field. >> you go pr scoring a touchdown you think is going to put your team at the super bowl championship and to have your heartbroken on a clutch play, it really just took the wind out of the sail. >> it is tough. it could go that way for these teams. they are so evenly matched. i want to talk to you about the nerves. you have night before the game. you have been training for that moment your whole life. when we get to tonight for these players trying to go to bed, what's it like for you? >> i slept like a baby. i was prepared to play the best of my ability. i studied and practiced hard and did everything that occurred.
i had no worries. i needed to do my best. >> guys at this point so professionally trained or did you talk to teammates who said they couldn't sleep a wink. guys had trouble sleeping. you're playing in front of millions of people. this is the dream of a lifetime to play in the bilge biggest game of your life. a lot of guys were nervous. >> let's talk about the matchup tomorrow. we have the denver broncos. they are the league's number one scoring team. they set on nfl record 606 points this season. that's the first team ever to score more than 600 points. they are going against the top defensive team in the seattle seahawks. this is going. to be a rumble. it was that defense that got us to this matchup. that outstanding play made by richard sherman. so i guess we're going to find out what wins, great offense, great defense, we hear defense wins championships. is that going to be true? >> if you look back at the games
and the number one ranked defense against the number one offense, the defense usually comes out on top. you need to control the line of scrimmage. the seahawks does a great job. i'm looking p ining forward to matchup. >> do you watch the receivers in the corners? >> i watch the receivers in the corners. i want to see the matchups. i want to see sherman lined up playing press coverage against demaryius thomas. those are the matchups as a receiver you look forward to. >> no one is better sthan peyton manning. it's going to be interesting. the weather has been a huge story. i have gloves, a scarf, my minnesota native friend will be in just a suit jacket when we do this for real. the fact you play in arizona, don't let that fool you. >> i'm from minnesota. today is like a summer day back there. >> what's it going to be like for these teams? it's going to be kind of warm for winter in new york, but it's
going to be a little windy. will anything affect the game? >> when you're playing, the thing that affects you is the wind. you look back earlier in the season, the one thing that they struggled with was the wind. when you're playing in the meadowlands, it can be a lot of wind in there. >> they both have that swirling wind. let's check out what is going on with the weather across the hudson river. over to new jersey, more on the forecast. bob is standing by outside of metlife stadium. you're a new jersey native. give us the scoop. >> i got to tell you. i'm making a full circle. it's felt like winter for the last couple weeks. we have had temperatures in the teens and single digits here in new jersey over the last couple days. by game time a little warmer. that wasn't so just a couple weeks ago. we got bomb boarded with snow. that was just cleared away. we still have remnants of that.
all the salt and all the snow. we're probably not going to see that. before i get to the forecast for tomorrow, let me show you the top four coldest super bowls ever played. number one, super bowl vi played in new orleans. 39 degrees, did you believe that? super bowl ix was 46 degrees. then houston, super bowl viii in houston. what about our forecast? we have some scattered showers out there on saturday evening and around new jersey. might carry over until sunday morning. upper 30s by sunday morning. afternoon talk about lunchtime, 42 to 45 degrees. the daytime high around 47. clouds and maybe some scattered showers until early afternoon. by kickoff, 44. halftime, temperatures falling into the upper 30s or low 40s. end of game, 36 to 38. this might be the coldest super bowl ever played. >> it might be.
the lesson might be if you want cold weather, go to new orleans. we'll have to see. before we let you go, do you have a prediction for us on the game? >> yeah, i do. i'm a giants fan. the starting quarterback seems to be out of his mind. i'm thinking peyton is going to take it. >> i love it. we have super bowl boulevard covered now. we have to bring in our correspondents from bleacher report. reese, what do you have for me? >>. thank you so much. i'm here with the thousands of fans of both teams. i've even seen a few confused jets fans that think their team is playing on sunday. the coolest thing i have seen since i left my mirror this morning has been the to bag began run. >> we'll definitely be looking forward to that. >> nischelle, what's going on
there? >> the funny thing is i thought i heard you guys talking about the fact there's a game being played on sunday. i just thought this was an excuse for people to party. we're going to take you to some of the celebrity spots around town this week. we'll also tell you what goes into making new york super bowl week a huge party. much more work than you probably think. >> thanks. we have plenty more to come here from bleacher report on super bowl boulevard. up next, we have hall of famer quash joe montana. he's going to join us to talk about the two signal callers in tomorrow's big game. you're saying i can get at&t's network with a data plan and unlimited talk and text for as low as $45 a month? $45 a month. wow...no annual contract. no annual contract. no long-term agreement. no long-term agreement. really? really.
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in the big game. however, elway finished his career on the highest of notes winning back to back titles in '97 and '98. the seahawks have one prior super bowl appearance. now we would like to welcome you to our set. the man who is responsible for one of john elway's super bowl losses, hall of famer joe montana. welcome in. we love having you. >> thank you. always good to see this guy too. >> his eyes just got very wide there. the numbers, they were okay even without larry fitzgerald. >> guys like this are hard to find. >> he may kidnap larry after the show. drafted 8 2nd oversaul.
four-time super bowl champion, 11 touchdowns, no interceptions in his four super bowls. and three-time super bowl mvp. joe, when you think back on those games, four times can you distill one moment that's your go-to moment, the most special? >> as a quarterback and probably even as a receiver, we beat the bengals on a last-second touchdown pass to win the super bowl. they got. the ball back with 20 seconds, but as a way to end your season, you can't think of any better than catching one or throwing one. get it a thousand times in my backyard with my neighbor. i used to make him dive for it. >> you made it. everybody says that in their driveway. >> i'm curious to find out. what did you do to calm the young players down? you you were never flustered. what did you do to calm the young guys? >> i always tried to be myself. i was always a little bit of a
prankster. i was joking around with somebody in the locker room. i tried to be myself as much as i could. when people see you acting like an idiot in the locker room, what is he doing? that's the way i was all the time. and i don't know. sometimes maybe it helps, but bill walsh was pretty good at it. he put things into perspective. our first super bowl, we show up and a guy is trying to take my bag as i get off the bus. i'm good, i'm good. bill is dressed as a doorman trying to take my bag. so he knew how to do those little things. >> everybody heard about the john candy story. how true was that? >> i didn't do it for the team as much as i did for harris. he was our starting tackle. he was a people person.
dinner time, you're free all the time. next morning he couldn't wait to tell you who he saw. we were on a tv time-out, which is long. i happen to see john candy. and he tried to get me to go to toronto a few years prior to that. and i said i remember harris saying that. i walked over and said, it's john candy. he looked at me like what's wrong with you? we're about to try to win a super bowl. he appreciates it today more than he did back then. >> in the moment maybe not quite so much. that's a good story. on media day, peyton manning was asked about how he thinks will remember it alongside the greats. >> i was asked about my legacy. i'm not sure you can have a legacy at 25 years old or even 37. i thought you had to be 70 to have a legacy. i'm not 100% sure what the word even means.
i'm still in the middle of my career. let me rephrase that. i'm in the home stretch of my career, but i'm still in it. it's not over yet. so it's still playing out. this has been the second chapter of my career and it's an exciting chapter. i'm certainty excited to be back in the super bowl on behalf of the denver broncos. >> it is safe to say, peyton manning's legacy pretty secure as one of the best quarterbacks to play in the nfl. tomorrow is going to be his third super bowl appearance. e he took home mvp honors when he was with the colts in super bowl xxxi. he was the first to pass for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in the same season. joe, the question has been, does he need this to cement his legacy or can we sit back and enjoy that he's a great
quarterback? he's won a super bowl already. >> i think you're right. obviously, he's a very competitive guy and he wants to win, but if it doesn't go that way for some reason, he doesn't need this for his legacy. he's already proven himself. coming back from injury, the type of injury he's had, taken this team to the super bowl, just getting here is half the battle. it's not easy to get there. >> it's not easy. >> just that fact alone, and the numbers he's thrown up. they say, okay, the rules has changed and make s it easier. we say it's easier. you're talking about guys playing at a ridiculous level. that makes it it easy for those guys. it's not in general. >> if it was easy, everybody would be doing it. >> you're known as the best quarterback to ever play the game. where do you see peyton manning in that hierarchy? >> i think you have to throw a group of guys in the category. it's hard to compare people from
different times. the games has made changes. we were just talking earlier. how do you compare them to when i played or today? i say enjoy them all. watch the great ones until they are gone and let everybody else talk about it and give somebody something to argue about. >> i know your secret. omaha, omaha, omaha. we know his audible call. did you have one? >> our omaha was a quick out. his omaha, i think i know what it means. i won't guess. but funny things happen to you when people start hearing it all the time. we used to play the raiders ever year in the preseason. matt millen was the middle linebacker. this was just a little quick blitz audible for us.
black 324 omaha, he went, ohno, not 324 omaha. there's nothing you can do but laugh. everybody has their own things. >> we'll find out that your omaha was different, but. maybe you had your secret. everybody has something. on the other side of the field, a very different quarterback. second year player russell wilson is only 5'10". he wasn't tagged to be a starter in the nfl. he's had to be creative to succeed. recently i sat down with russell wilson to talk about how that makes him such a perfect fit with the seahawks, one of the league's most innovative organizations. >> we're pretty innovative here. it measures my sleep, awareness, how focused i am. we have been doing it all year. >> it measures how focused you are? >> i'm at a 90.9 right now. come game time, i'm usually
right at 100. >> in a 24-hour day during the season, how much time are you devoting to football? >> that's a tough one. probably a good 14 hours. maybe 16 sometimes. . i want to focus on football and hopefully win a super bowl and multiple super bowls. hopefully change this franchise in some way. >> quite a resume for just a second-year nfl quarterback. 2012 rookie of the year, two-time pro bowl selection, 52 fc touchdown passes, that's tied with peyton manning for the second most in nfl history. wilson was drafted twice by major league baseball teams. once just recently. so if he wants to give up football, he could always play baseball. last year we had colin kaepernick in the super bowl. is the peyton manning-style passer going to be a thing of the pass?
>> every time we turn this game on, there's always one in it. some of the differences is with russell, he's not that typical read option guy that is going to get out and beat you. he wants to throw the ball. the other guys when you look at rg3 and colin, they came from that type of offense. they fit in. i have a lot of noise saying he needed to play in the pocket. only they said he's a great quarterback. where does he lack, we doesn't play from the pocket. not just for him, but for guys who have run that read option is different. you have to make decisions on the way back. and that's what i see. i think russell is not one of those. he's a mobile quarterback with great legs, but also he's going to play in the pocket. he came from wisconsin.
they are going to pound it at you like they are doing. so he fits in there. but he keeps plays alive by calling it from a different aspect. >> do you remember how many rushing yards you had? >> not very many. i might have been negative. >> we can count those up for you later. >> it won't take long. >> we have to get you to give us your prediction for tomorrow. you have a winner for us? >> well, i'm going to go -- being an offensive guy, i'm going to go with the offense. although they say defense wins championships and the numbers prove it, i think peyton is at that point right now. he's just on fire and he's going to be too much for them down the stretch. i'm going to say 27-24, denver. but i'm going to preface that by saying both picks i made last week, i lost. >> so you should pick denver, but really you should pick the seahawks. i have to go. from one legend to another here
because we had roger stallback throwing passes. two legends here. what did you think of his form? >> oh, yeah. go roger. i love that. >> thanks, joe. i appreciate that. >> i have seen you in those charity ball games before. >> we'll be back with more for the bleacher report special. stay tuned. you can separate runway ridiculousness... from fashion that flies off the shelves. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. and only national is ranked highest in car rental customer satisfaction by j.d. power. (natalie) ooooh, i like your style. (vo) so do we, business pro. so do we. go national. go like a pro.
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>> i'm feel iing good. i'm feeling good. the sooner i get up there, the sooner i'm indoors with my trophy. i'm rees waters from bleacher report. >> i'm the best in the league. when you put me next to a sorry guy like andy shultz. their parents should have told them what was going to happen. i know i like cold, but i'm nervous just to make sure i get my victory speech correct. it's good we're walking up here now because it will level the playing field and take some of the energy off. had looks like glory. ♪
>> that's all right. they sabotage my equipment. we're going to take this up with the commission. you can compare my times to the greatest in history. you can't compare because they didn't have all that they got on. i really don't think it's a fair fight. i do it the right way. i'm the guy you can put on the cereal box. >> i was touched. there's been a lot of talk about winning, who is going to win the super bowl. it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game. back to you. i'm breaking down. >> we'll let you gather yourself there, reese. coming up, the most talked about man in new york over the past two weeks. we're talking about richard sherman. we have larry's thoughts, coming up next. you're saying i can get at&t's network with a data plan
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