Great Super Bowl or Greatest Super Bowl?

The superlatives that NFL officials showered upon their efforts for Super Bowl XLV were in stark contrast with the actual issues faced during the week. From injuries to six people due to ice from the stadium roof, hundreds of auto accidents because of record snow and ice, and the inconvenience faced by fans whose seats weren't honored for the game, the powers that be didn't let the facts get in the way of a good storyline.

Updated: February 7, 2011, 3:00 AM ET
By Jane McManus

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's been a very Orwellian Super Bowl. From Jerry Jones' pregame declarations that this Super Bowl was his crowning moment to Roger Goodell's contention that the Dallas-Fort Worth area had been prepared for a storm and dealt with it well, there was only one question to ask.

Dallas: Great Super Bowl or Greatest Super Bowl?

Except that, for those actually here, there was some evidence to contradict all the happy talk.

Before you dismiss ...

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