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A Blue-Collar Super Bowl with Hollywood Glitz

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A Blue-Collar Super Bowl with Hollywood Glitz

A Blue-Collar Super Bowl with Hollywood Glitz

A Blue-Collar Super Bowl with Hollywood Glitz

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The Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots meet Sunday in Houston in Super Bowl XXXVIII. The Super Bowl features celebrities, glitzy parties and corporate events — but neither team has a superstar player, and cynics have dubbed the game "the blue-collar Super Bowl". NPR's Tom Goldman reports from Houston on the contrast between the low-key teams and the high octane event atmosphere.