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Super Bowl 2011: commercials and controversy add to the attraction

6 years ago85 views Super Bowl XLV pits the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Green Bay Packers. Both NFL teams have dealt with controversy this season. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was suspended for earlier this season amid allegations he sexually assaulted a college student. Former Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre has been tarnished by a 'sexting' scandal, while current QB Aaron Rodgers caused a stir when he criticized injured teammates for ditching the team to rehab "at home." Controversies aren't the only things that will distract from the game. Super Bowl commercials are sometimes more exciting than the on-field action. Still, the Super Bowl is America's most popular sporting event, and a spectacle that rarely disappoints viewers. Except, of course, all the players and coaches whose teams didn't make it to the big game. Big Ben, Rex Ryan and Brett Favre star in our animated pregame show. For the latest Super Bowl news, go to