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GDG rundown from the heart of Super Bowl LII mania (Feb. 2nd-4th)

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OK.  If you thought last week’s show was heavy on Super Bowl coverage, you ain’t seen anything yet.  Eric Nelson and Larry Fitzgerald, Sr. covered every corner of the Twin Cities, grabbing interviews with many of the movers and shakers that are making Super Bowl Week a memorable one around the region.  They talk with the men that will take the field on Sunday (PHI’s Shelton Gibson & NE’s Cameron Fleming).  They get in front of the camera (NBC’s Tony Dungy & NFL Network’s Steve Wyche).  They chat with past legends (Orlando Pace, Ron Jaworski, and Alan Page).  They get a little star-shocked in the presence of music royalty (Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis).  It’s all here in a jam-packed edition of the program.

To the Field: We Speak with Those Who May Decide the Game’s Outcome

Segment 1: It’s all Super Bowl, all the time this week.  First, the teams had to descend on Minneapolis.  Eric looks at both sides to this week’s title game, as we hear from Philadelphia WR Shelton Gibson and New England OL Cameron Fleming.  What will it take for each team to lift the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday night?


On the Air: We Talk to Those That Will Bring the Action Into Your Home

Segment 2: For those unfortunate enough to be outside of U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, the television broadcast teams will be the ones bringing us all of the action.  Former Gopher star Tony Dungy will get us up to game time.  The NBC studio analyst previews the matchup.  Speaking of native sons, NFL Network’s Steve Wyche is covering a Super Bowl in his hometown.  The man that grew up in North Minneapolis breaks down the matchups we’ll see on the field.


Entertainment Galore: Former Players and Music Makers Give Us Some Time

Segment 3: The Super Bowl is a game that can help jump start, validate, or define a career.  Orlando Pace didn’t need to a be Super Bowl champ to authenticate his noteworthy career, but it’s a nice bonus.  The Hall of Fame O-Lineman talks about this year’s game.  And the stars come out to play during this week-long event.  This year, Twin Cities natives Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis had a big hand in bringing the stars of music to the general public.  They tell us about the glamour and glitz of Super Bowl week.


Eagles Set to Fly: Ron Jaworski Explains the Underdog’s Role

Segment 4: The Eagles were the first team to arrive in the area.  They’re hungry to win the franchise’s first Super Bowl (their first NFL title since 1960).  Ron Jaworski has been close, leading the organization to Super Bowl XV.  The legendary Philly quarterback was greeted by our hosts at the airport.  He tells us what winning this game would mean to the city and its rabid fan base.


Minnesota-Known: Justice Alan Page Discusses the Game and His Current Endeavor

Segment 5: Alan Page is not your typical former MN Supreme Court Justice.  The Hall of Fame defensive end was a mainstay of the “Purple People Eater” defense that helped guide the Vikings to four Super Bowl appearances.  He discusses the big game making its return to Minneapolis.  Plus, hear more about a curative exhibit of historic proportions that he helped put together.


Setting the Stage: GDG’s Tom Tuttle Looks Ahead to Super Bowl Sunday

Segment 6: So, what does Tom Tuttle expect once Sunday night rolls around.  The GDG CFO joins Eric to preview Super Bowl LII.  Which team does he have coming out on top?  And what advantages do both teams possess on the field of play?


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