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The Biggest, Crassest, and Most Lucrative Spectacle in American Professional Sports Has Arrived in San Francisco. Now what?

Wednesday, Jan 27 2016
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Try as you may, there is no escape from Super Bowl 50, which has officially taken over San Francisco. Streets are closed, surveillance cameras are up, and the red carpet has been rolled out for the National Football League.

But the Super Bowl is more than a party for billionaires where (some of) the performers are millionaires. This is nothing short of a "civic celebration," an opportunity for San Francisco to show the world what it's made of. Which, to wit, is: protests, public subsidies, secrecy, and an awful lot of showmanship.

Still, love it or hate it, and win or lose, the Super Bowl is a party. And we like to party. So as your Muni bus is rerouted or as your Uber to the big game is blocked for hours by angry protesters, remember: this is fun.


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