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TOWELS OR CHEESE: Brothers Charles and Steven Friedman had a bit of a social experiment going on outside Cowboys Stadium before kickoff. The souvenir sellers were hawking Terrible Towels at one side of the table, foam cheeseheads on the other.

Which are the hotter items?

“Terrible Towels, by far,” Charles said. “I stopped counting the cases a while ago.”

But maybe this wasn’t a fair fight.

The towels _ easy to carry, fold into a suitcase and wave in the stands _ were going for $15 a piece. The cheeseheads _ bulky foam that must be worn on the head for best effect _ were double that price.

The brothers were donating part of the proceeds to charity.


NO HARD FEELINGS: Former Patriots and Jets running back Curtis Martin was among the nominees who were not elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He praised those who were selected Saturday night.

“If I were a part of the (voting) committee, I can’t say that I would have voted any differently. I’m not being modest at all, but I truly don’t feel that there’s anyone in this year’s class that I should have bested in the voting process,” Martin said. “Of course I would have loved to get in this year but, number one the inductees truly deserved it, number two there’s always next year!”

Martin retired in 2005 as the NFL’s fourth leading rusher with 14,101 yards.

The class of 2011 is Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk, Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Ed Sabol, Les Richter and Chris Hanburger.


RECORD NUMBERS: A record crowd was expected at Cowboys Stadium for the Packers-Steelers Super Bowl.

The current record is 103,985 fans who watched the Steelers beat the Los Angeles Rams 31-19 in the Rose Bowl on Jan., 20, 1980. Next is the 103,667 fans who watched the Redskins beat the Dolphins 27-17 on Jan. 30, 1983, also at the Rose Bowl. The two other 100,000-plus crowds were at the Rose Bowl, too, at the 1977 and 1987 Super Bowls.


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