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Super Bowl XLVIII: commercials, football, and a Times Square spectacle

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Super Bowl XLVIII pits Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks against Peyton Manning's Denvor Broncos. But this year the hosting venue may be just as important as the teams on the field. Football's biggest extravaganza is taking place at MetLife Stadium, and the NFL has invaded New York City in celebration. Manhattan's Times Square has been converted into Super Bowl Boulevard, a corporate spectacle that offers fans free games, food, and even a glance at the Vince Lombardi trophy. You can track all the latest Super Bowl XLVIII news, learn how to stream the game live on your smartphone, and see the best commercials right here at The Verge.