FROM Lynn Zinser
Players Sound Off ahead of Super Bowl In the week before Super Bowl Sunday, tradition calls for endless interviews with nobody saying anything that's worth listening to. By this point in Super Bowl week, some sports reporters are wearing funny hats "just to keep everyone from dozing off." That's according to Lynn Zinser of the New York Times . But this year, she reports, everyone other than San Francisco's quarterback Colin Kaepernick was "chasing controversial topics like kids chase butterflies."
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