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McFARLANE'S SPORTS PICKS SCORES A TOUCHDOWN ON MTV
NFL Figure Giveaway Part of Saturday's TRL: Super Bowl XXXVII Edition
Friday, January 24, 2003

With all the insanity surrounding this weekend's Super Bowl, you knew McFarlane Toys and spawn.com would be involved. Of course, the spawn.com crew is at the NFL Experience in San Diego (click here for that story). On top of that, we've joined with MTV's Total Request Live to be a part of the TRL: Super Bowl XXXVII Edition, broadcasting this Saturday from both New York and San Diego.

Here's just a quick overview of what will happen when the show airs from 1 to 2 p.m., in all time zones:

Get ready to rumble, MTV style. First, TRL brings you B2K performing in Times Square, with many more surprises, including an audience giveaway of McFarlane's Sports Picks NFL action figures. Tune in for a celebrity "Countdown," featuring some amazing superstars befitting this football-frenzied weekend.

At 2 p.m., MTV kicks it out to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the Super Bowl XXXVII Tailgate Spectacular, with Jolene Blalock, Adam Carolla, Carson Daly, Jimmy Kimmel, and Cousin Sal co-hosting this blowout tailgate barbeque. Sum 41 will perform, and look for Wee Man (from Jackass) and band members from Blink 182 to drop by and say hi.

For more information and an updated list of stars joining in on this event, go to http://www.mtv.com/onair/trl/super_bowl/.

In related news, ESPN and CBS have a bunch of Sports Picks action figures to include in their weekend football coverage, on or before game day. So, keep your eyes glued to the TV this weekend, as if that's going to be a problem! And, check out NFL.com for this first person interview (http://uth.superbowl.com/reebok/mcfarlane.html) written by none other than Todd himself.

PHOTO, ABOVE: McFarlane Design's Steve "The Victim" Hamady readies toys for Todd to sign as a fan looks on at the Toys "R" Us Times Square signing Jan. 20. Check back next Friday for an event wrap-up story.