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NFL makes other changes to Super Bowl media schedule

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The biggest change to the events of Super Bowl week comes from the shifting of the circus of frivolity known as Media Day to Super Bowl Opening Night. Other changes also have been made to the activities to be held in the days prior to the game.

PFT has obtained a copy of the email to teams outlining the adjustments to the events at which players and coaches will have to show up so they don’t get fined.

First, the joint press conference involving the head coaches on the Friday before the game has been scrapped. However, coaches will be “required to fulfill broadcast partner commitments as necessary.”

Second, the league has ditched the standard media availability upon the teams’ arrival to the site of the Super Bowl.

Third, in place of the Tuesday media day, the head coach, starting quarterback, and 10 other players will be available at the team hotels.

Other activities are unchanged, including the Wednesday and Thursday media sessions at the team hotels with all coaches and players, and the Monday-after press conference with the winning head coach and the game’s MVP.