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Why Super Bowl Teams Switch Hotels

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RUSH:  Moscow Mills, Missouri.  This is Rich.  Great to have you with us, sir.  Hello.

CALLER:  Hey, Rush.  Twenty-five years listening to you.

RUSH:  Thank you sir, very much.  I appreciate that.  Really do.

CALLER:  Goes back to '89 in California.  What I love about it is that you taught me how to view politics.

RUSH:  Well, cool.  I appreciate that, too.

CALLER:  I don't waste my time on the talk shows any longer, especially with our current president.

RUSH:  Yeah, it's a waste.

CALLER:  And it seems to me the only time -- since Obama tells everybody how Republicans are -- the only time you ever see him next to one or even an O'Reilly is if he's like a Christie, is if he's got a way of using 'em.

RUSH:  Well, yeah, I see your point there.  Yeah, I see that.  Yeah.

CALLER:  But, anyway, I want to thank you a lot because it sure made politics understandable when I understand the motive.

RUSH:  Well, does that make it more fun, though?

CALLER:  Well --

RUSH:  Sometimes when you understand it, it can frustrate you even more.

CALLER:  Well, I'm like you.  I've been listening, and it seems like you kind of tuned out the talk shows.

RUSH:  I have, but that's because they're formulaic, and when you know what's coming on any --

CALLER:  Yeah.

RUSH:  -- show.  I don't like reruns. 

CALLER:  Right.

RUSH:  I don't watch movies a second, third time. I know what's coming, the suspense is gone.

CALLER:  You told us long ago, "Enjoy your weekend and tune in to me on Monday, and I'll let you know what you missed."

RUSH:  Right.  But now you're on your own on that because I don't --

CALLER:  (laughing) You know, the reason I called was the football.

RUSH:  Yeah, okay.

CALLER:  I'm so glad you started off with it, because there's something that's been bugging me, and I can't even hardly find anything on it.  I Googled it.  You know, I've got you 24/7.  I've been watching you and trying to Google.  But the thing is, when I was watching it and there was a little pregame where the night before, the Broncos changed hotels.  And it was stated that it was because of chaos, family members, and there was like three or four, you know, little reasons why that somebody decided it would be a great idea to change hotels.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  So I'm sitting here and I'm thinking, is this done often?  It sounds a little strange.  You know, I'm picturing the situation and I'm thinking I'm in a hotel with my wife, maybe some kids, some friends, whatever the situation, I'm with people I know and then all of a sudden somebody gets the idea Saturday night, from the best I can understand and find out, and that's how it was stated, the night before they moved to a different --

RUSH:  Let me jump in here because the time constraints are such that I don't have a whole lot left.  That actually is standard operating procedure for Super Bowls and has been for years.  It is news when a team doesn't change hotels the night before a game.  The reason it is done is because the coaching staff wants no distractions.  The night before the game during the regular season on the road the players are all one unit. They have the team meetings the night before the game and they have snack, dinner, whatever, and then bed check and so forth.  There's no carousing. The Super Bowl, the families are all there.  The wives and the children arrive on I think Wednesday or Thursday, and they stay with the players. 

But on the Saturday night, the teams get the players out of there to protect 'em from a kid that's sick, maybe, catching illness. If there's some kind of a squabble going on with the family, get 'em out of it. They want totally no distractions, totally, totally focusing on football.  Now, it might be last year, two seasons ago, one team didn't switch, and it made news 'cause it was highly unusual.  But if you're looking for something that would explain the Broncos collapse, it wouldn't be that, it wouldn't be switching hotels.  It's something else.  'Cause it was team-wide.  It was not just a couple players that were off.  It was... yeah, I'm glad I've run out of time here, folks.  It's safer this way.

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