NEWARK, NJ — If Super Bowl Media Day really is a circus, we found the ringmaster.
In the crowd of Super Bowl reporters gathered at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ Tuesday, Philip Hajszan stands out.
The Austrian reporter wore lederhosen last year. This time, he went a different way. A Mozart costume.
Costumes are as big a part of this event as players like Peyton Manning and Demaryius Thomas. Media Day is now the day attention seekers from around the world come to compete for eyeballs and camera lenses.
If you’re wondering where Waldo is – we found him – he’s a reporter from Denmark.
“This in just my regular outfit, it’s how we dress in Denmark,” Tommy Kjaersgard from Denmark’s TV3 told FOX31 Denver.
“It’s hard to get the good quotes from players. This is the day when the media has fun and the players have fun,” he said.
The goal is to get noticed. And it’s hard to do when you’re surrounded by athletes and celebrities like Regis Philbin, Hank Azaria and Joe Piscopo.
There are scantily clad women, who know they’ll be on TV, if they come dressed like that.
Sure it’s the big game for our Broncos. But for ringmasters like Philip the Mozart-dressed reporter, this is their Super Bowl too.