Originally posted on CBS Los Angeles:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Quick, Wes Welker, spell Bill Belichick. Hey, Osi Umenyiora, know any other Elis besides that Manning guy? Rob Gronkowski, what’s your favorite song by Madonna?

Not exactly challenging questions about Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New York Giants and New England Patriots. But that’s media day, the NFL’s annual version of the circus, minus the ringmaster.

With players and coaches penned into cubicles, mainstream reporters were joined Tuesday by a guy in a superhero costume, another in an old-time football uniform, kids with microphones and some women who wore dresses that left little to the imagination. They asked the Patriots and Giants anything that crossed their minds.

And we do mean anything.

“This is crazy, man. It’s crazy,” said Patriots safety Patrick Chung. “I’ve never seen anything like this ever.”

Actually, none of the players had. For the first time, the NFL let fans in on the…

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