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Outside the lines: Fitzgerald on Fitzgerald

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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 8:52 am | Updated: 2:48 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

At least one reporter will have a hard time maintaining his objectivity at Super Bowl XLIII.

Larry Fitzgerald Sr. has been to every one of his son's games this season, and he'll be in the pressbox Sunday when the Cardinals take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

To his credit, Larry Sr. doesn't cross the line when he cover his son's games for the weekly Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. He doesn't cheer or clap, and he stands aside when other journalists interview his son.

Still, it will be impossible or him to be completely impartial on Sunday. He's the first father to cover his son in a Super Bowl.

"I never dreamed about this," Larry Sr. said.

Larry Sr. also provided some insight as to why his son bolts out of the locker room after games in order to avoid the media.

"My wife and I just never believed in celebrating or showboating," he said. "Part of that is we tried to teach him that when you win, say little, when you lose, say less. Larry never sees himself as a star. He just sees himself as part of the deal."

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