Intro: Coby Fleener’s trip to Super Bowl XLVIII as a correspondent for Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback wrapped up late on Sunday evening. What did Fleener think of a first-hand look at the game’s pinnacle?
INDIANAPOLIS— Coby Fleener put his Stanford education to work last week in covering one of the most action-packed weeks in sports.
As a correspondent for Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback, Fleener attended various media availabilities before taking in Super Bowl XLVIII.
His content for Sports Illustrated varied from a video look at Media Day to his thoughts on the chaos such a day brings to Super Bowl week.
Fleener’s final piece of the week focused on Sunday’s game and how seeing the Super Bowl in person impacts his thoughts on trying to reach that level from a playing standpoint.
Here are few excerpts from Fleener’s piece:
Riding to the stadium on a bus full of like-minded people is something I do for every away game in the NFL. Super Bowl Sunday was the same, with reporters packed into every seat on the bus, all hoping the police escort would minimize the commute. As a guest correspondent for The MMQB and Sports Illustrated during Super Bowl week, I was watching an event that I hope to be a part of soon.
Attending my first Super Bowl as a journalist was a great experience, and I actually believe it will help me as a football player. It was motivating to see what happens when all your hard work pays off. Every NFL team starts a new season saying they want to win the Lombardi Trophy. To see the atmosphere in person makes me want that even more.
But for now, it’s time to hang up my keyboard and put my cleats back on, so I can tell you how it really feels next year.
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