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XLVIII could be the greatest one of all

Super Bowl storylines, Manhattan skyline make Denver-Seattle a potential classic

Updated: February 2, 2014, 1:12 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

People kept asking you to measure the failures and successes of Super Bowl week, of the gamble on a market split by tunnels and bridges that don't need a bogus traffic study to create an apocalyptic jam.

Did it make sense to go this way in a cold-weather region? Did your average New Yorker really want this? Will the NFL come back? Will the league ever put this wintertime event in harm's way again?

Only here are two truths often lost in the conversation: (1) The game itself ...

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