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Super Bowl overshadows game

Updated: February 6, 2013, 3:40 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

The lights half-out in the Superdome, the Super Bowl resembled the long-burst American housing bubble, the one, like football, that was supposed to last forever, the one with the limitless future. There stood the great American sporting spectacle, with its too-big soft-core halftime show, on the phone with Entergy, reporting an outage. The football bubble had burst, ironically, in a dome, the sum no longer worth its value in size, oversaturated and bloated, even (or especially) with Beyonce and ...

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