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Media Day
Members of the Cardinals field questions on Media Day.
Gene J. Puskar/AP

By Don Banks, SI.com

Five quick impressions from the Cardinals' hour at Super Bowl Media Day:

1. It's the normal media day circus, perhaps a bit thinned out by the economy. But the lay of the land made it feel as crowded as always. Everyone was funneled into one area and I got hit by cameras three times in an hour.

2. I asked Edgerrin James if he had regrets about missing the Colts' Super Bowl win, and Edge corrected me. He said that he was part of that 2006 Indianapolis team, even though he wasn't on the roster. He kept in touch with the players via phone and text messaging and James thinks he helped. A bit of denial, Edge?

3. Punter Ben Graham, who's been a Cardinal for a few months, had a podium. Right next to him on the ground was Matt Leinart. How does the punter get a podium and the former Heisman Trophy winner doesn't?

4. Larry Fitzgerald's father, a longtime journalist, spent the whole hour at the Cardinals receiver's side. I didn't see him ask any questions. As a journalist, you like to know a lot about your subject. I think Larry Fitzgerald Sr. had an edge in this department.

5. There's always one standout non-sports journalist. Some guy in a red dress and a boa asked all the players what they thought of his outfit. Luckily, not too many of the players got involved.

Check SI.com's Super Blog regularly for more dispatches from Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa.

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