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Of course, a few celebrities also took part in the spectacle. Actor Nick Cannon wore a Peyton Manning jersey. Michelle Williams, former Destiny’s Child singer, asked players to sing.

But the most popular person was Lil Terrio, who became famous for posting his “Ohhh, kill ‘em” dance online. Players stopped to pose for pictures with him, interrupted their interviews to call him over and everyone who recognized him asked him to dance.

As for players, Manning and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman were surrounded by the biggest throng of reporters. Manning deftly evaded questions about his “legacy” and Sherman was so eager to talk that he showed up early for his 60-minute session.

Several players captured the craziness on video. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many players who may never get another chance to play in a Super Bowl.

“I wanted to share the experience with my family,” said Seahawks receiver Golden Tate, who wore Google Glass and a Go Pro camera on his hat. “I wanted them to get some of the behind-the-scenes footage and see what it’s like. It’s my way of giving back and sharing with them.”

Speaking of sharing, it was a no-brainer for the Devils to share their building with the NFL on the biggest day ahead of the Big Game.

“This is a 24-7 operation,” said Scott O’Neil, chief executive officer of the Devils, Philadelphia 76ers and Prudential Center. “We have 200 events here a year and this is one of them. It’s just with a huge media spotlight on it.”