Super Bowl XLV: A Final Look Back, SB Nation Style

(L-R) apl.de.ap Fergie will.i.am and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas perform during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show at Cowboys Stadium on February 6 2011 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

If you are not yet tired of reading Super Bowl stories here is an evening Super Bowl notebook for you with some of the wonderful Super Bowl coverage you can find around the network. It is hardly all-inclusive of every terrific post written around the network, but is an enjoyable way to cap your Super Bowl reading experience. And your evening. So, here goes.

America Agrees: The Black Eyed Peas Halftime Show Was Even Worse Than Expected - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
America has spoken, and the Black Eyed Peas performance at halftime of Super Bowl XLV was an unconditional failure.

Mind you, this is a country that can't agree on anything. And yet... There you have it. The Black Eyed Peas were an unconditional failure according to the majority of every state in the union.

Best Super Bowl XLV Commercials - SB Nation New York
The Super Bowl delivered another batch of great commercials this season. Was your favorite the Doritos pug, Volkswagen Vader or something else? Here is another take on Super Bowl commercials.

Christina Aguilera: 'I Lost My Place' During National Anthem - Around the Empire - SB Nation New York
Christina Aguilera: 'I Lost My Place' During National Anthem.

Were you angry? Baffled? Just glad you weren't looking at Roseanne? How did you react to Aguilera's goof during the national anthem?

Five Things Super Bowl XLV Taught Us About Next Season, Including Why The Packers Should Rule Again - SBNation.com
The Green Bay Packers are winners of Super Bowl XLV, which has taught us five things about the upcoming 2011 NFL season.

Packers Super Bowl Not-Parade and Celebration - Acme Packing Company
The Green Bay Packers have a celebration at Lambeau Field ready for the return on Monday.

No parade for the Packers. A celebration at Lambeau instead. Somehow, that seems right.

Don't Put the Blame Entirely on Ben Roethlisberger's Shoulders for the Steelers Loss to Green Bay in Super Bowl XLV - Behind the Steel Curtain
There were a myriad reasons why the Steelers were unable to add to their already league-best collection of Lombardi Trophies. The miscues of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger were certainly an integral factor. However, Big Ben does not deserve to be thrown under the bus as the lone man responsible for the loss. Period. Not surprisinglly, Big Ben accepted responsibility for the loss, going so far as to say the defeat was entirely on him. Not true at all!

Despite Loss in Super Bowl XLV, Steelers Gave Their Nation a Wonderful Ride This Season - Behind the Steel Curtain
There are those out there who believe that winning the Super Bowl is the only thing, and that anything short of Lombardi is a failure. I am not one of those. I refuse to believe that 97 percent of the NFL, the greatest sports entity in the world, is a failure. To the contrary, I feel sorry for those people who believe that joy can only end with a parade. They should really take up another passion, one that doesn't threaten frustration for the rest of their lives. I wrote in my book, and I'll say it again here, successful destination is the pinnacle, make no mistake, but the fun is in the journey.

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