"Around the League" is at Super Bowl headquarters in Indianapolis, wandering Radio Row, the media center and mingling with players and celebrities in town for the big game. And, of course, we've got you covered with the latest notes on the Patriots and Giants. This is what came out of Friday's experiences:
» The Sandman might be a regular, but the appearance of Vanilla Ice was random. Well, not totally random, just kinda random (he was there helping promote Sandler's movie "I Hate You Dad"). Ice spent some quality time with NFL.com, and was a sloganeering orb of positive light.
» "Madden NFL 2012" predicted the winner of Super Bowl XLVI. You'll still want to check out the real game and tune into NBC on Sunday to see if the pixelated prediction was correct.
» Matthew Stafford made his fourth trip to the Super Bowl, but the watch-from-the-stands act is growing old for the Lions' breakout QB. Did you know that Stafford and Lions legend Bobby Layne both played at the same high school in Texas (Highland Park H.S., and not at the same time, silly). Did you also know that Layne was a part of a Lions team that won three NFL championships in the 1950s? That was the last time the Lions were that good, and Stafford hopes to change that.