January 28, 2015
In a world where freedom and security continually jockey for position, events like Super Bowl XLIX offer a glimpse into both the bright and dark side of staging major events today. On the bright side, Jim Gray(left), Westwood One Sports‘ Monday Night Football pre-game and halftime host, and a veteran of more than a dozen Super Bowl games with the network, chats with New England Patriots QB Tom Brady at Super Bowl ‘Media Day’ this week in Phoenix. Meanwhile, as athletes, the media and football fans from across the country descend on Arizona for this weekend’s contest between the Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, few are probably thinking much about the massive security efforts that are taking place all around them at the many pre-game parties and events being held leading up to Sunday’s big game. To get an insider’s perspective on that darker side of all the Super Bowl festivities, ABC News Radio reporter Alex Stone stopped for a chat with two ATF officers as they and their bomb-sniffing dogs patrolled the streets outside the NFL Experience in downtown Phoenix.