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“From the culture I came from, there has not been a game like this that I’ve seen,” Wing said. “There was the Grand Final (in Australian Rules football). It is the equivalent to the Super Bowl with 95,000 people. But the hype for that game doesn’t match the hype for this game.

“This is the biggest game I’ve been around. I knew the hype was coming. When the teams are No. 1 and No. 2, the hype keeps getting bigger and bigger.”