>> Super Bowl LII is this Sunday, but home city Minneapolis is already rocking. Kicking off this week with Opening Night, a Super Bowl tradition, part press conference, part fan frenzy, part costume party, as players from the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles fielded questions, sometimes from German Shepherds, ranging from game day strategy to their favorite character on Game of Thrones.
Reuters reporter Steve Keating says that while the wackiness may be familiar to the Patriots, they've been to the Superbowl three out of the last four years, not so much for the Eagles.>> They haven't been back to the NFL championship game since 2005. And when they get interviewed by someone in a shark costume, it's about as shocking as going across the street and jumping into the Mississippi, which is very cold right now.
>> The main attraction at the Xcel Energy Center, 40-year-old phenom, Tom Brady, who's rehabing an injured right thumb and therefore declined one reporter's thumb war challenge.>> How's that?>> That's the left?>> That's my left.>> That's the left.>> It's not ready yet.>> It's not ready yet?
>> It's not ready yet.>> Brady tipping his proverbial hat to opponent Nick Folls. The relative newbie taking it all in stride having just taken over the starting quarterback role last month. But while the party carried on inside, outside told a different story as dozens of protesters rallied in support of Black Lives Matter, a sobering reminder that bigger issues, like kneeling during the National Anthem, are hovering over Sunday's big game.