Originally written January 31, 2013 on Football Nation:
There are many things to talk about before the Super Bowl on Sunday. There's speculation on where Alex Smith will go now that Colin Kaepernick is the new starter. There's curiosity over whether Roger Goodell will be treated with open arms after mishandling the Bountygate issue. There's the talk about the Harbaugh brothers and how their emotions will be facing each other. There's differing opinions from players, former players, and experts as to whether President Obama said the right thing about having second thoughts about letting his son play football if he had one. There's some controversy over Ray Lewis after his response to a Sports Illustrated cover story alleging that he took performance enhancing drugs and comments from a 49er cornerback saying that gays weren't welcome in the locker room in a time when there's more tolerance of gays in America today. But there's a topic around the Super Bowl that's not being discussed: The party atmosphere...
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