Birth of child, weather were highlights, but there were also lowlights

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Christina Aguilera (right) flubbed a line as she belted out the national anthem prior to the Super Bowl.  Associated Press
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Christina Aguilera (right) flubbed a line as she belted out the national anthem prior to the Super Bowl.

Even before kickoff, Super Bowl Sunday was a big day for Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Jarius Wynn, a former Lincoln County and Georgia standout who was present for the birth of his son at a Dallas-area hospital.

Wynn, a sixth-round draft pick in 2009, was released Sept. 4 before the start of this season. But he was re-signed Sept. 14 after a season-ending knee injury to defensive lineman Justin Harrell.

Wynn played sporadically in a reserve role. He played in the Packers' first two playoff games, but was inactive for the NFC Championship game.

READY OR NOT

Cowboys Stadium wasn't ready for the Super Bowl.

About 1,250 fans were displaced because their seats were deemed unsafe.

Four hundred ticketed fans who wound up not having seats were at least inside the stadium.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy issued a statement shortly after kickoff saying the fans were allowed into the field-level club behind the Pittsburgh Steelers bench, where they could watch the game on monitors. Or, they could view the game in person on standing-room platforms in each corner of Cowboys Stadium.

The fans would also get a refund equal to triple the face value of the $800 tickets.

Another 850 fans were relocated to unused seats.

WHAT'S MY LINE?

Christina Aguilera flubbed a line as she belted out the national anthem.

When she was supposed to sing the line "O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming," she instead repeated an earlier line, with a slight variation.

She sang "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming," which is the same line from earlier in the song but with the word 'watched' instead of the word 'hailed.'

The mistake immediately set social networks abuzz with people commenting on the error.

SUNNY D

Finally, a decent day in Big D on Super Bowl Sunday.

Sunny, blue skies and temperatures in the mid-50s greeted Packers and Steelers fans as they streamed into gigantic Cowboys Stadium for the Super Bowl.

Most of the snow from the storm earlier in the week was cleared from around the stadium, but four of the 10 gates were not open a few hours before kickoff.

Stadium officials established safe corridors around potential fall zones.

Six workers were injured on Friday when sheets of ice fell from the stadium following a Thursday night snowstorm.


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