Sam Adams' Super Bowl Blog: 'Live From New York...' - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Sam Adams' Super Bowl Blog: 'Live From New York...'

NEW YORK, New York -

SWX Sports Anchor Sam Adams and KHQ Photojournalist Josh Godfrey are in the New York/New Jersey area for the big game this Sunday. The two landed on Monday and Sam will be blogging his journey all week long right here on swxrightnow.com and on khq.com. Be sure to follow along with Sam on Twitter, just search @SWXSamAdams and on KHQ's Facebook page and SWX's Facebook page. 

Monday, January 27th, 2014

After the longest 4.5 hour flight in the history of mankind (thanks screaming baby, lady with tuna sandwich, and poor little airsick boy) we have touched down in New York City.  We were greeted with a hearty "Welcome to New York" from yellow jacketed volunteers at baggage claim at JFK, and then sent on our merry way to a waiting cab.

Bill Zheng is our driver to Times Square.  Though English is his second language,  Bill knows just how big the Super Bowl is. I  Asked how many Seahawks and Broncos fans he's cabbed so far, he says none.  "But," he adds, "they will come.  Many, many of them.

The pace here is quick... it's like I-90 at rush hour 24 hours a day here.  But with more honks and middle fingers.  I'm enjoying the ride. New York, here we come!

Bill tells us there are 13,000 cabs in New York City.  He is full of other useful information.  Like telling me politely not to take pictures while going through Midtown Tunnel.

"Terrorists took picture at World Trade Center," Bill reminds us.  We haven't even arrived in Times Square, and 9/11 is already on our mind.  The City That Never Sleeps also never forgets.
When Bill is asked how long he's lived here, he tells us "Too long."  He's not wild about Manhattan either. "Everyone think they are boss."

We're nearing our destination.  Bill may be sour on New York, but we are wide eyed.  The city is new to us.
  • Pro

    • Throwback Thursday: Bill Murray and the Salt Lake City Trappers

      From June 1984, as the Salt Lake City Trappers came to Cobb Field in Billings to take on the Mustangs with Trappers part owner Bill Murray in attendance!
    • Spokane Chiefs' Kailer Yamamoto selected 22nd overall by the Edmonton Oilers

      Spokane Chiefs star Kailer Yamamoto has been selected 22nd overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2017 NHL Draft. Yamamoto becomes the first Spokane Chiefs player to be selected in the first round of the NHL draft since Jared Cowen was taken by the Ottawa Senators in 2009.

    • Mariners win 5th straight, beating Tigers 9-6

      SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and a two-run homer, Andrew Moore pitched seven effective innings to win in his big league debut, and the Seattle Mariners held off the Detroit Tigers 9-6 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.    

    • Former MSUB Pitching Great, Billings Scarlet Muller Gets Hometown Start

      After a stellar career as a member as the Billings Scarlets, Brady Muller kept his excellence in town, going on to be one of the greatest pitchers in Montana State University Billings history. But that didn't earn him a spot in professional baseball. Brady had to continue his career in the independent Frontier League as a part of the Windy City Thunderbolts. That paid off, however, with his first MLB contract, which led to his first career start, on the same field he played on in high...
    • Billings Offense Thrives in Mustangs' 15-4 Win Over Osprey

      The Billings Mustangs (3-1) secured the series victory over the Missoula Osprey (1-3) with a resounding 15-4 win on Thursday night in front of 4,397 at Dehler Park..

    • Former Chiefs HC Don Nachbaur named LA Kings Assistant Coach

      The LA Kings have agreed to terms with Don Nachbaur to serve as Assistant Coach, it was announced today by LA Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake and Kings Head Coach John Stevens. Nachbaur joins Assistant Coach Dave Lowry (hired on May 30) and Goaltending Coach Bill Ranford.

    • Spokane natives Yamamoto, Johnson breaking the mold on the ice

      The scouting reports on Kailer Yamamoto are pretty much all the same: speedy, skilled, a pure scorer -- and undersized. "It gives me that drive to want to push past everybody and be the best player I can be," Yamamoto says of constantly hearing about his 5-9, 160-lb. frame. "Ultimately my goal is to be the best player every time I step on the ice. It gets a little frustrating but it gives me that drive and helps me out in the end."   There's a small group of ...

    • Dyson's bunt sparks Mariners to 7-5 win over Tigers

      SEATTLE (AP) - Jarrod Dyson's bunt single broke up Justin Verlander's bid for a perfect game in the sixth inning Wednesday night and sparked the Seattle Mariners to a 7-5 comeback win over the Detroit Tigers.

    • Indians drop second straight game to Dust Devils, 5-1

      PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- Aldemar Burgos homered and had three hits, driving in three, and Emmanuel Ramirez allowed just one hit over six innings as the Tri-City Dust Devils defeated the Spokane Indians 5-1 on Wednesday. Ramirez (1-0) allowed one run while striking out seven and walking two to pick up the win.

    • Sounders give up last-second goal, tie Orlando City 1-1

      SEATTLE (AP) - Scott Sutter headed in a free kick on the last play of second-half stoppage time to lift Orlando City to a 1-1 tie with the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night. The Lions (7-5-5) were awarded a free kick 12 yards up from the goal line outside the penalty area on the left side.

    More
  • Sam's Sports Blog

    • Reviewing OOTP '15, Mariners Still Break Hearts in Baseball Video Game

      This lengthy build-up leads me to one sincere question: Did the 2001 season doom the Seattle Mariners franchise? If the M's had won the World Series that year, would we be talking about a dynasty? Out of the Park Baseball 15 allows baseball fans to answer that question.
    • Sam Adams Live in San Diego Pt. 2

      Some have said Gonzaga has under performed in recent NCAA Tournaments. But consider this as the Bulldogs prepare for their opening round matchup against Oklahoma State: The Zags haven’t gone one-and-done recently, at least since 2008...
    • Slipper Still Fits Gonzaga in NCAA Tournament

      Last year, everyone was throwing rose pedals on Gonzaga going into the NCAA Tournament. This year, they're all throwing dirt.The bracket prognosticators on ESPN, CBS, and the rest are proclaiming Oklahoma State (Gonzaga's opening round opponent) as the Cinderella of the West Region...
    • Sam Adams Live From MetLife Stadium

      So here I sit in SEC 101, ROW 47, SEAT 10. The last row of the lowest level of the stadium. On top of that, the seat has a perfect view of the Seahawks end zone. The Super Bowl gods are smiling upon us today...
    • Catching Up With Comic Icons Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane

      While working his daily grind in New York, N.Y. for the Seattle Seahawks trip to Super Bowl XLVIII, Sam Adams stumbled upon comic book icons Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane at Toys R Us! Get the low down on Lee's cameo in the second "Avengers" film and the progress McFarlane is making on the "Spawn" reboot by watching the above video...
    • The Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane With Sam Adams

      I knew ahead of time that Todd McFarlane would be there signing autographs, so that was a lucky break. For those of you not in the know, he played baseball at Spokane Falls and Eastern Washington in college. His "Spawn" comic series was wildly successful in the 1990's, giving him enough money for him to buy millions of dollars in sports memorabilia...
    • Sam Adams Blogging From Times Square

      I've lost my voice... and maybe my sanity along with it. It's been a crazy last 48 hours for me and Josh Godfrey. We're getting no sleep in the city that never sleeps... and I'm not complaining one bit...
    • Super Bowl: Interviewing Seahawks Great Dave Krieg

      SWX's Sam Adams interviewed former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg about Super Bowl XLVIII live from the Hudson River on Thursday, Jan. 30. Krieg played for the Seahawks from 1980-'91 and led the franchise to its first ever NFL playoffs appearance...
    • Super Bowl: Interviewing Former Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis

      Former Super Bowl MVP and 2,000 yard rusher for the Denver Broncos Terrell Davis speaks about Super Bowl XLVIII with SWX's Sam Adams before participating in the Super Bowl XLVIII Skills Challenge in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
    • SUPER BOWL COUNTDOWN: Sam's Blogging Away

      SAM ADAMS: After a day crammed with football on Tuesday's Media Day, I'm taking Wednesday as a football-free day.
    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • SWX Blog RollMore>>

  • SWX Producer Remembers His Earliest Bloomsday's

    SWX Producer Remembers His Earliest Bloomsday's

    As the 38th running of Bloomsday draws nearer, it brought back some memories from my childhood. Growing up in Issaquah, Washington, I didn’t make it to Spokane very often for the event, but every time I did, it was a special experience to share with family.More >>
    As the 38th running of Bloomsday draws nearer, it brought back some memories from my childhood. Growing up in Issaquah, Washington, I didn’t make it to Spokane very often for the event, but every time I did, it was a special experience to share with family.More >>
  • National Signing Day: Area Signing Class

    National Signing Day: Area Signing Class

    Below is a list of the area high school athletes who signed Letters of Intent today, National Signing Day, Feb. 5. The student athlete's will be listed by the high school they attend...More >>
    Below is a list of the area high school athletes who signed Letters of Intent today, National Signing Day, Feb. 5. The student athlete's will be listed by the high school they attend...More >>
  • What Does Russell Wilson's Divorce Mean for the Seahawks in 2014

    What Does Russell Wilson's Divorce Mean for the Seahawks in 2014

    After the Seattle Seahawks announced a statement for their Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson that he was filing for divorce from his wife, only one question popped into my head. What is going to happen to Danger-Russ on the field? More >>
    After the Seattle Seahawks announced a statement for their Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson that he was filing for divorce from his wife, only one question popped into my head. What is going to happen to Danger-Russ on the field? More >>
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spokane natives Yamamoto, Johnson breaking the mold on the ice

    Spokane natives Yamamoto, Johnson breaking the mold on the ice

    The scouting reports on Kailer Yamamoto are pretty much all the same: speedy, skilled, a pure scorer -- and undersized. "It gives me that drive to want to push past everybody and be the best player I can be," Yamamoto says of constantly hearing about his 5-9, 160-lb. frame. "Ultimately my goal is to be the best player every time I step on the ice. It gets a little frustrating but it gives me that drive and helps me out in the end."   There's a small group of ...

    More >>

    The scouting reports on Kailer Yamamoto are pretty much all the same: speedy, skilled, a pure scorer -- and undersized. "It gives me that drive to want to push past everybody and be the best player I can be," Yamamoto says of constantly hearing about his 5-9, 160-lb. frame. "Ultimately my goal is to be the best player every time I step on the ice. It gets a little frustrating but it gives me that drive and helps me out in the end."   There's a small group of ...

    More >>
  • Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss selected 55th overall by the Utah Jazz

    Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss selected 55th overall by the Utah Jazz

    Williams-Goss becomes the second Zag selected in this year's draftWilliams-Goss becomes the second Zag selected in this year's draft

    Former Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss was selected 55th overall by the Utah Jazz in this year's NBA Draft. Williams-Goss becomes the second Gonzaga player taken in the 2017 NBA Draft (Zach Collins, #10 to Portland) and the third Bulldogs' player selected in the past two years.

    More >>

    Former Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss was selected 55th overall by the Utah Jazz in this year's NBA Draft. Williams-Goss becomes the second Gonzaga player taken in the 2017 NBA Draft (Zach Collins, #10 to Portland) and the third Bulldogs' player selected in the past two years.

    More >>
  • WATCH: Gonzaga's Zach Collins' path to the NBA through hard work and sacrifice

    WATCH: Gonzaga's Zach Collins' path to the NBA through hard work and sacrifice

    Gonzaga's Zach Collins was selected 10th overall in this year's NBA Draft.Gonzaga's Zach Collins was selected 10th overall in this year's NBA Draft.

    Our Sam Adams got a chance to talk with Gonzaga's Zach Collins after he was selected 10th overall in this year's NBA Draft. Collins talks about how his work ethic brought him to the position he's in and how he plans to use that to help the Portland Trailblazers.

    More >>

    Our Sam Adams got a chance to talk with Gonzaga's Zach Collins after he was selected 10th overall in this year's NBA Draft. Collins talks about how his work ethic brought him to the position he's in and how he plans to use that to help the Portland Trailblazers.

    More >>