EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (CBSNewYork/AP) — This Super Bowl has just about everything a fan, a player, a coach — and certainly a league — could ask for.
Denver’s record-setting offense versus Seattle’s relentlessly stingy defense. Coaches who actually smile and think football should be fun. A wintry setting, and the best two teams in the NFL.
“It’s very special to be here,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said of Sunday’s big game. “Look at this event that our players are having to take part of. The game, the matchup, the culmination of the season, all of this is just extraordinary.”
This Super Bowl could also have a profound effect on the immediate future of pro football.
It may be a referendum on whether the NFL’s showpiece event should ever again be held outdoors in a cold-weather city. But more likely is it being a strong indicator about the future of…
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