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Open Thread: Super Bowl XLVI

This is it. Today the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, representing New York City and the Boston area, take the field in Indianapolis for the last football game of the 2011-2012 season. At the end of the game, one of the two will be crowned world champions. The Super Bowl is, year in and year out, the biggest television even of the year and has the pageantry of every Hollywood red-carpet event wrapped up into one to the point that sometimes the last thing people think when the words Super Bowl are mentioned is football.

We'll see commercials that are more like 90 second blockbuster movies and probably cost almost as much. We'll see a pre-game ceremony, a ridiculous halftime show and, if we're lucky, we'll see a good game too. If the Giants and Patriots can give us a repeat of Super Bowl XLII or their Week 9 game (both of which the Giants barely won), I don't think any of us would complain.

So, consider this your one-stop shop for everything Super Bowl. Talk about the game, talk about halftime, talk about the commercials, talk about the pre-game show. After this day, the offseason officially begins so soak it up.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday.