Pre-Super Bowl 48 Street Report – Drew Brees, Papa John and Gilbert Gottfried

By         Posted in   Football, NFL

Papa John LEAD

Busted Coverage is on the streets of New York City this afternoon catching up with the famous — and the not-so-famous — personalities in town for Super Bowl 48.

We ran into a horde of autograph hunters braving the cold temps to get the signatures of  NFL players past and present outside the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Seen thus far: Emmit Smith, Roger Craig, Jerome Bettis, Dan Hampton, Maurice Jones-Drew, Jamal Lewis and Brandon Boykin.

Oh, and Saints QB Drew Brees, who stepped away from the guys trying to get his signature like they were a defensive lineman on a bull rush.


The autograph hounds were not to be denied on John “Papa John” Schnatter, who was in town as the company he founded announced its newest spokesperson: Joe Montana. Montana will be featured in a Super Bowl commercial with Papa John’s franchisee Peyton Manning.

Of course Schnatter signs as Papa John. The real question:

We also saw this awesome Broncos fan. This is what the Super Bowl is about:


Our friends at COED caught comedian Gilbert Gottfried wearing a jersey, pads and no pants in an elevator at the Waldorf.

Finally, we noticed this table tent at the Irish Pub on 7th Ave. (bet. 53rd and 54th). Richard Sherman commands a vodka as fine as Tito, doesn’t he?