Sunday, after the Broncos touched down in New Jersey, they met the media on a yacht, Cornucopia Majesty, docked at the team's Jersey City hotel. Manning was asked if he feels confident playing in the cold.
"Well, I do," he said. "In my two years [with the Broncos], I think we have seen a lot as far as on-the-field situations -- weather, crowd noise, you name it. So, I do feel comfortable."
So did Kelly, who led the Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls in the early '90s. He'll be in attendance Sunday with all of his snow-loving brothers.
"They should have done it 20 years ago," he said of the cold-weather venue. "We might have won one of them Super Bowls.
"The best part about this Super Bowl being outdoors? I'm sitting in a box. That's where I want to be."
Starr remains impervious to the cold.
When the television crew, all wearing winter jackets, pulled out of his office parking lot, Starr stood outside in a thin, green sweater. One hand tucked behind his back, he waved vigorously with the other. It was a day of record-breaking cold across the South, and the temperature was in the teens -- the kind of day when your breath hangs in the air. You could see the vapors coming out of his mouth.
He was smiling.