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Media Day at the Super Bowl is where a week’s worth of sausage gets made for the NFL’s awe-inspiring hype machine, which goes into overdrive by the time Sunday’s big game kicks off. Seeing that could make the finished product look a whole lot less appetizing. .

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Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org. Follow him at http://twitter.com/JimLitke.