The Players’ Tribune at Super Bowl Week


We’re live from Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, and we’ll be bringing you fun stuff all week long from radio row. This post will be updated in real-time throughout the day. Party time. 

3:10 p.m. We finally did it. We put Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree to the First Thing That Pops test, and we’re pretty sure we broke him. Crab, you OK?




6:27 p.m. Here are some of the sights from another busy day live from Radio Row. Photographs by Jed Jacobsohn/The Players’ Tribune.

5:45 p.m. Kirk Cousins’ self-portrait, everyone.

Click here to read Kirk’s What the (Blank)? entry.


5:00 p.m. We asked Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap about the toughest offensive tackles he’s ever faced.



2:30 p.m. Guess who’s wearing these shoes. Answer below.



2:15 p.m. When you photobomb the G.O.A.T., that’s confidence. Well done, Greg Jennings.


2:00 p.m. We asked Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree to name the three toughest cornerbacks in the NFL.



1:45 p.m. Hines Ward stopped by with some serious hardware.


1:30 p.m. We’re back. And we have something special for you. Emmitt Smith + Ric Flair impression. That is all.



8:00 p.m. Wow. What a day. The Players’ Tribune crew is wrapping up for today. Come back tomorrow for more fun with Jerome Bettis, Kirk Cousins, Allen Hurns, Victor Cruz, Dashon Goldson and more. Now we’re going to the Puppy Bowl Party. What a time to be alive.


6:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry is next up in the hot seat on First Thing That Pops, and we’re not messing around any more: Taylor Swift or Katy Perry? Hey, it’s better than answering “How do you stop Peyton?” for the 75th time.


5:16 p.m. San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams stopped by with his biggest fan: His 18-month-old daughter Iiyana.



4:20 p.m. New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung is ready to let it fly. First Thing That Pops. Bill Belichick. Let’s go.


3:15 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin stopped by the Real Fan Life Podcast and had a very specific vision for what he would be doing in 15 years.


2:50 p.m. Worst trash talker in the NFL? Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has a very specific guy in mind. We put him through the ringer on First Thing That Pops. And yes, we asked about Chip Kelly.


1:50 p.m. Get ready for Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns’ What the (Blank)? because his self-portrait is super on-point. And the handwriting? Phenomenal. Coming soon.


1:00 p.m. Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles stopped by the Real Fan Life Podcast and was given an impossible choice. If he only had $50 left in the world, what would he spend it on?



12:40 p.m. Former NFL linebacker and all-around good guy Dhani Jones really, really has a love/hate relationship with The Bachelor. Find out why in the second episode of First Thing That Pops!


12:10 p.m. We put Matt Ryan to the ‘First Thing That Pops’ test, and found out he really loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


12:00 p.m. Who’s the most underrated player in the NFL? Check out What the (Blank)?: Super Bowl Edition by Matt Ryan. Click the image below for more.


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