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Richard Sherman, Erin Andrews kick off Super Bowl XLVIII hype

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman holds up the George

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The hype for Super Bowl XLVIII unofficially began moments after the Seahawks' victory over the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, when what merely had been an entertaining football game turned into a classic bit of sports TV theater.

Naturally, I am referring to Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman's angry diatribe aimed at 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, with Fox interviewer Erin Andrews...

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Fox will prepare you for Super Bowl 48

Erin Andrews attends the 2013 Fox Sports Media

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Fox this week unveiled its plans for the Super Bowl Sunday pregame show, on the off chance there is anything left to say about the big game by that point.

The show will run from 2 to 6 p.m., from Fox’s sets in Times Square and MetLife Stadium, armed with New York-themed feature subjects including Vince Lombardi, Pat Summerall and past NFL title games in the metropolitan area.

Fox Sports...

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No one home at Super Bowl

Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino attired in tee-shirt

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Never before have the odds been better for a team to play a Super Bowl in its stadium, what with two options this season, and yet . . . nope. The two top playoff seeds aren’t even from the same half of the continent as MetLife. Sad.

Twice, teams have played the big game in their home markets, though: the Los Angeles Rams in the Rose Bowl in 1980 and the San Francisco 49ers in Stanford Stadium...

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