• Patriots linebacker Trevor Reilly, who has strong family ties to the Twin Cities, wins the good guy award for answering my question at media night Monday about the closing of the Uptown Arby's. "They've got the meats, don't they?" he asked. "So who has them now in town? We have to answer the question, 'Who has the meats?' That's too bad for whoever liked Arby's, I guess."
• Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs was making the rounds on radio row Tuesday. I asked him how life is after the Minneapolis Miracle. "It's cool," he said. "I'm just working and meeting a lot of people."
This should come as no surprise, but the NFL Network's programming this week is focused on the Super Bowl. There's a solid seven hours straight of Super Bowl Live from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those who aren't getting enough Super Bowl hype just walking around.
"The NFL can rejigger schedules, shorten games, and do other things to stimulate interest. But with significantly fewer kids now playing football, there's little the NFL can do to compensate. That problem is not going away."
"Ralph6767" commenting on startribune.com.
"Those fans who wanted to wait closer to the game to get their tickets are sweating it out. Super Bowl get-in price on StubHub is $1,000 more now than it was on Friday!"