BOSTON (CBS) - The Patriots are on to Seattle, and are currently in Arizona in preparation for Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale.
Super Bowl media day is later this morning, and it's known to be a whacky atmosphere, to say the least.
Thousands of credentialed media members will descend upon the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, and interview players from each team at their own separate booths in a one-hour window.
To spare you the zaniness, we've (accurately) predicted the top five questions Patriots players will face the most.
1. "So, which one of you guys deflated the footballs in the AFC Championship?"
The first week before the Super Bowl usually is full of chatter on upcoming matchups and x's and o's, but last week the Patriots and media were clearly dwelling on the past. Reports came shortly after the end of the Pats' 45-7 romp of the Indianapolis Colts that 11 of the 12 footballs used by the Patriots were under-inflated, which spurred a national controversy and investigation into whether the Patriots were up to something fishy. As the DeflateGate debate painfully rages on, maybe a brave Patriot will step up and take the blame for a scandal apparently so large that needed to use the suffix "-gate."
2. "You guys escaped New England just in time . . . am I right?!"
As the Patriots take questions in sunny Arizona, back home in Massachusetts an epic storm is raging. Winter Storm Juno has been described by the National Weather Service as a "crippling and potentially historic blizzard" that could bring up to three feet of snow and has already closed Boston-area schools for Tuesday. You guys better enjoy that 70 degree weather.
3. "Besides 'My Cousin Vinny,' what else do you think is on Bill Belichick's DVR?"
In Bill Belichick's tell-all press conference on Saturday, the Patriots coach referenced the 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny when talking about his expertise on football inflation. "I would not say I'm the Mona Lisa Vito of the football world as she was in the car expertise area," said Belichick. And to think The Hoodie locks himself in a dark room watching film for days on end when he's not on the field. The man clearly watches other things besides his team, but what else? Goodfellas? The Godfather? Spring Breakers?
Give us some inside information, players.
4. "So Gronk, where's the party after the Super Bowl?"
We would be foolish to think tight end Rob Gronkowski isn't going out on the town after the big game -- win or lose. After all, when the Patriots lost to the New York Giants in 2012, Gronk was videotaped at a post-Super Bowl party dancing with his shirt off. Wasn't that the year Gronk was limited due to his ankle injury? Yes. Healthy Gronk means an almost definite appearance at a post-game party, the only question is where.
5. "Is second time a charm for you guys in Glendale?"
This isn't the first time the Patriots have attended Super Bowl media day in Glendale, Arizona. University of Phoenix Stadium was the site of Super Bowl XLII in 2007 when the New York Giants took down the then-undefeated Patriots in dramatic fashion, 17-14. Quarterback Tom Brady, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and kicker Stephen Gostkowski are the only Patriots that remain from that 2007 team. Does no David Tyree miracle in Glendale this year translate to a redemption ring for New England?
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