Super Bowl throng almost ready to concentrate on the game

For wall-to-wall coverage of every news conference and official Super Bowl event in Indianapolis, stay tuned to NFL Network all day Friday, beginning with "Super Bowl Live" at 8:30 a.m. ET. And don't miss "Playbook" at 6 p.m. and "The Coaches Show" at 6:30 p.m. for an inside look at the tactics the Giants and Patriots will employ on Sunday.

Here's what else is on tap for Friday:

» Check out the photos from a star-studded day on Radio Row, including Madonna, Cam Newton, Tim Tebow and Miss America.

» Tired of the hype and ready for the game? Michael Lombardi gives you 10 things to consider before Super Bowl XLVI kicks off, and Bucky Brooks looks at how both the Patriots and the Giantssolved some glaring defensive issues this season.

» Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that if the NFL puts a team in Los Angeles, the league would probably expand to 34 franchises.

» From Lynn Swann's acrobatic catch in X to Tracy Porter's pick-six in XLIV, "NFL Total Access" counts down the top 10 plays in Super Bowl history.

» The Patriots and Giants are the two teams Jets fans loathe the most. So how is Gang Green Nation coping during Super Bowl week? Jason Smith, who bleeds green and white, shares his plight.

» The night before the Super Bowl, the NFL will salute its best players and plays from the 2011 season with a football and entertainment event that will air on NBC from 9-11 p.m.

» The February issue of NFL Magazine features an exclusive interview with Ndamukong Suh, a profile of Aaron Rodgers, pivotal playoff moments and more.

» Happy birthday to Hall of Fame quarterbacks Fran Tarkenton, who turns 72 Friday, and Bob Griese, who turns 67.

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