What’s it really like to cover the Super Bowl?
Stephen Cohen go first hand experience in 2015 as a sports writer for the Seattle Post Intelligencer. At the time, he was the paper’s Seahawks beat writer and he covered the team’s loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 49.
With this year’s Super Bowl between the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles just a few days a way, Cohen — now a general assignment reporter for the paper — joins Brian this week to talk about his Super Bowl experience. Stephen talks about what it was like to be at media day and on the Marshawn Lynch “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” beat, how the Super Bowl is really all about formal logistics, and what makes the event so overwhelming. He also talks about the actual game, how the reporters in the normally staid press box lost their minds at the end of that game, and how the Seahawks locker room provided some real human moments at the end of a surreal week.
Brian and Stephen also trade craft beer recommendations.