By TIM DAHLBERG
AP Sports Columnist
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The dustup over deer-antler spray didn’t last long, which is probably just as well. No reason to ruin Ray Lewis’ retirement, or the week-long spectacle of everything that is the National Football League in this party town.
On Sunday perhaps the biggest audience ever to see a Super Bowl will gather in front of televisions for parties of their own. The game has become America’s unofficial national holiday, its tradition of chip eating, beer drinking and commercial watching as deeply ingrained in the country’s fabric as turkey and stuffing.
We celebrate the game even as it takes a brutal toll on those who play it. Football is a hurt business, and the biggest cheers on Sunday will be for those who deliver the biggest hits.
If it was killed maybe people would pay attention to more important things..just sayin
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