It has become a cliché to point out that pointing out that Super Bowl hype has gotten out of control has become a cliché. That much is crystal clear.
The ancillary events that surround the Super Bowl offer something for everyone: haters, watchers, hate-watchers, hate-watcher haters and hate-watcher hater-watchers. There are even some events that appeal to football fans. Here are the 10 most absurd, wackiest and most self-consciously hype-propelled events and phenomena of Super Bowl week. We love them, we loathe them, and we can ignore them as easily as a jumbo jet parked in our driveway.