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Untold Super Bowl Stories

Untold Super Bowl Stories: From commercials to parties, we'll cover it all here.

As part of our countdown to Super Bowl 50, is rolling out a series focusing on the overlooked, forgotten or just plain strange history of football's biggest game. From commercials to blackouts, we'll cover it all here, with new stories published every Wednesday.

(Roll over a story and hit "Open" to launch an installment.)

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  • Behind the scenes of Bud Bowlby Chris NashawatyOpen

  • Scabs defined SBXXIIby Rich CohenOpen

  • Raiders' hidden heroby Grant CohnOpen

  • "I'm going to Disneyland!"by Emily KaplanOpen

  • Super Bowl carsby Andrew LawrenceOpen

  • SB that tore a family apartby Michael RosenbergOpen

  • The SI story that wasn'tby Chris BallardOpen

  • College All-Star Classicby Andrew LawrenceOpen

  • The Raider who disappearedby Phil TaylorOpen

  • The Super Bowl blackoutby Greg BishopOpen

  • Man behind the legendby Tim LaydenOpen

  • Janet Jackson aftermathby Austin MurphyOpen

  • Hurt in the Super Bowlby Jenny VrentasOpen

  • Jackie Smith opens upby Ben BaskinOpen

  • John Parry's perfect gameby Jacob FeldmanOpen

  • Making multiple teams Superby Don BanksOpen

  • Vegas on Super Bowl Sundayby Kostya KennedyOpen

  • Super Bowl XLIX’s final driveby Greg A. BedardOpen