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Superb Owl: Football as America

Updated: February 8, 2011, 12:09 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Declaration of Independence.

"America the Beautiful."

Bad anthem.

Good game.

Bad commercials.

Weird night.

I admit to having watched it wrong. No one is supposed to pay 100 percent attention to the Super Bowl. You're not meant to stare at it. You're not meant to derive meaning from it.

You're supposed to be in and out of the room, Facebooking, Tweeting, basting those honey/jalapeno wings and distracted ...

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