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Nor­man Chad, syn­di­cated colum­nist: “They don’t plan for over­time, so where do they find more new T-Mo­bile com­mer­cials?”... Steve Rosen­bloom of the

Chicago Tri­bune: “Pre­vi­ously, com­par­isons of the Fal­cons’ epic choke to ex­tend decades of cham­pi­onship fu­til­ity would re­quire use of the Cubs. But they ended that talk last year. So, yeah. I guess, the Bears are ac­tu­ally good for some­thing.”...

Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Ex­am­iner: “Who spent more time primp­ing pre-game? Lada Gaga or Joe Buck?”...

Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: “The Fal­cons have never won a Su­per Bowl in their 51-year his­tory, en­tered this game with a rep­u­ta­tion of fold­ing un­der pres­sure, and will leave with that rep­u­ta­tion in­tact.”...

Mike Bianchi of the Or­lando Sen­tinel: “OK, the end of Terry Brad­shaw’s in­ter­view with Tom Brady was over-thetop bro­mance. Blech!”...

Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Her­ald, on the Puppy Bowl: “My, how the mighty have fallen. Rex Ryan was coach­ing the North team.”...

Ex-Giants line­man Brad Ben­son when asked if foot­ball was the cause of all his post­play­ing ail­ments: “I was on the bad­minton team at Penn State for a while. You can blame it on that if you’d like.”

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