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With Super Bowl XLVIII set to kick off from New Jersey's MetLife Stadium in less than two days, on Friday evening Piers Morgan huddled up with one of the game's all-time greats, as Dan Marino joined the host inside his New York City studio.
A 2005 Hall of Fame inductee, Marino dominated from the quarterback position, passing for more than 61-thousand yards and tallying more that 400 touchdown passes in his 17 yearlong career. However, the former Pittsburgh Panther is still haunted by having never captured the sport's ultimate prize:
"I'll tell you when it does affect me though, is when I watch the Super Bowl," Marino told Morgan, referencing the fact that he failed to win an NFL Championship, despite reaching the big game in his second season. "I look at it, and after the game's over, and someone's holding up the trophy, and I say, 'you know, I never had that feeling.' I experienced everything else you could have on a football field and in a career as football player, but not that feeling to walk off the field and, you know, have that championship."
Despite having missed out on a shot to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, Marino's multiple personal achievements remain the thing of legend, including the 52-year-old once holding the mark for most career touchdown passes, a record he still visibly recalls setting:
"It was a flat pattern to Keith Byars, and it was in Indianapolis," Marino told Morgan, of the day he tallied his 343rd TD toss. "It was on the road, and we we're losing at that time. And that was the play. I think it was called the '62 Tex-O.'"
Marino would finish with 420 career passing scores, a mark that would stand until Brett Favre broke it until 2007. In 2012 meanwhile, Peyton Manning also passed Marino, and with 491 scoring strikes remains the active leader, and second all-time to Favre's current mark of 508.
On the heels of Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union address, on Friday evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed Chris Tucker, asking the actor and comedian to offer his assessment of the nation's current Commander in Chief:
"He's doing such a good job to me because I think he's – because he does more – he does what he could do as president but not only that, he just have some morals in some certain things he stand for," he said. "You know, that's what I like about him. You know, he's a good person, I think."
Switching from presidential to personal, the man well-known for his work in such films as "Friday" and the "Rush Hour" franchise spoke of the opportunities he's enjoyed to pursue his professional goals as a United States citizen:
"America's about that freedom. You could be born one way and then you could dream, you could dream, and become, you know, whatever you want to become," Tucker told Morgan. "That's what makes us great. That's why everybody want[s] to come to America."