Top 10 Overplayed Storylines
With two weeks of buildup to America’s biggest sporting event, there is plenty of time for intriguing storylines to be highlighted, examined, showcased, and beaten to death. Two weeks without real football have left writers struggling to dig up materials that are remotely interesting. Of course, there are only so many stories to go around, so by kickoff every plot has been rammed down our throats, whether we want to hear it or not.
You may remember in 2006 Jerome Bettis was playing in a Super Bowl in Detroit and he was from Detroit. That storyline was the quintessential example of something that started out interesting, but was so overplayed that it was a joke by the time the game came around.
This year's Super Bowl features a great matchup between the Steelers and Packers, but no matter how fantastic the backdrop there is only so much that can be written, thus there is no shortage of storyline overkill yet again. From storied franchises, to personal redemption, to a billion-dollar stadium, everything you could possibly want to know about Super Bowl XLV has been covered, and recovered. These are the Top 10 Most Overplayed Super Bowl XLV Storylines.