INDIANAPOLIS -- You'll get more from me on Super Bowl Media Day in the dinosaur editions tomorrow, but for now, just a few thoughts on the usual craziness:
* I don't know if the New York media just doesn't want to spend any more time in Indianapolis than it has to, but the media crowd for the Giants was markedly smaller than the one for the Patriots. I mean, I know you can only write so many stories about Eli Manning, but the same can be said for Tom Brady 'n' them. And you could barely move when the Patriots were out there.
* So I'm standing there listening to Bill Belichick and I turn around and there stands Inez Sainz, the Azteca TV reporter who was the subject of quite a stir last summer when members of the New York Jets allegedly behaved like boys will around a stunning woman.
I don't remember what Sainz was wearing that day, not that that's the point. But let's just say that on a day given over to look-at-me exhibitionism, she certainly acted the part, showing up in something that can only be described as a cross between a miniskirt and a black beaded curtain.
* Speaking of exhibitionists, the best of the best (and more on this guy tomorrow) was some Nick Toons guy who called himself Pick Boy. He showed up in orange-and-lime-green tights and a mask and trumpeted his superpowers, which apparently included the ability to pick out the best produce at the supermarket.
"What's in your utility belt?" someone asked.
"This is a top-notch utility belt," he replied. "I have a guard dog, Sean, in there, and over here ...."
I didn't get the rest. He lost me at the guard dog.
* Tragically, the market for egregiously stupid or painfully forced questions seemed smaller than usual this time around, although one guy made a run at the latter by asking Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez how it felt to have he and Giants wideout Victor Cruz represent Puerto Rico in the Super Bowl.
There were, however, some storylines that didn't go anywhere, particularly about this being some sort of "revenge" game for the Pats because it's a rematch of Super Bowl XLII.
"No, I don't think so," Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch said. "This is a different year and a different team. It's really all about the game on Sunday."
* Best Obvious Answer To A Sort Of Obvious Question: Patriots' guard Logan Mankins' reply to what the best thing about being an offensive lineman was.
"Blocking," he said.
* Best Inadvertent Slam On His Own City: Giants cornerback Antrel Rolle, who, when asked if he thought it was weird to have his confidence in himself and his team criticized, responded this way: "Nothing's weird to me at this point, especially being in the state of New York."