Super Bowl Opening Night: All the silliness of Media Day, now in prime time. (VIDEO)

What Happens When Super Bowl Media Day Goes Prime Time

What Happens When Super Bowl Media Day Goes Prime Time

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Feb. 3 2016 9:51 AM

When Media Day Goes Prime Time

More glitz, more splash, all the same silliness.

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SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers addresses the media at Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade at SAP Center on February 1, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Media Day has been a highlight of Super Bowl week for decades and has become a showcase for celebrity interviews, publicity stunts, and even marriage proposals. This year, in celebration of Super Bowl 50, the NFL decided to capitalize on its popularity, moving it into prime time and giving it three hours of live coverage on the NFL Network. Deion Sanders played the role of roaming reporter, there was a whole crew of analysts, and there was even a halftime show.

Here’s how it turned out:

Rachael Larimore is the online managing editor of the Weekly Standard and a former Slate senior editor.

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