LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2014) -- Sports-talk radio host Dan Hardy takes an early look at Super Bowl XLVIII in New York/New Jersey during his thought-provoking, one-hour show Thursday.
Conversations will center on challenges to African-Americans being named the Super Bowl's most valuable player, an honor whose prize last year included a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray worth $60,000, a trip to Disney World and six major endorsement deals.
The first African American to win Super Bowl MVP honors was Franco Harris, who was a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl IX.
This week's show will also turn attention to African Americans who have been chosen to referee the Super Bowl. The discussion comes at a time when the NFL is grappling with allegations that it selects who will referee the Super Bowl based on favoritism, not solely on merit.
In 2008, Mike Carey, who runs a skiing accessories company in his private life, became the first African American to referee a Super Bowl.
Among the guests for this week's show will be NFL tight-end Brandon Manumaleuna, a free agent who played this past season with the Chicago Bears. He will help breakdown the Super Bowl matchup between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. The game is supposed to feature the best offense in the league in the Broncos and the best defense in the league in the Seahawks.
Tune in and be part of the conversation Thursday on the "Dan Hardy Show."
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