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‘Stopped by the taping of ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” at the ESPN Zone in Times Square on Sunday. Mike Lupica (“New York Daily News”), Bob Ryan (“Boston Globe”) and Mitch Albom (“Detroit Free Press”) engaged in a free-wheeling conversation about this week’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. “The Sports Reporters” is smart, compelling TV, still going strong in its 15th year. Everyone has tried to duplicate its successful formula but they’re all pretenders. Too much ego, too much shouting, too many “experts” who don’t know what they’re talking about. There will hours of Super Bowl pregame shows on Sunday. “The Sports Reporters” (10 a.m., ESPN) is the one to watch.