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... how much Fox deals with the latest Spygate allegations during its pre-game and game coverage of the Super Bowl. The allegations -- the Patriots taped the Rams' final walk-through before the Super Bowl -- are explosive. But thus far, the reports seem far from conclusive.

On ESPN Saturday, Steve Young started to sound quite upset about the information, the emotion quavering in his voice. Sean Salisbury focused more on how much of this remained in the "if" camp, sounding ready to dismiss -- or at least not entertain -- the notion that the NFL's latest dynasty was built on cheating.

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So how does Fox make the call? Ignore it and come off like a shill for the NFL? Or dig into the story and possibly give credence to a false report?

That's why the network suits make the big bucks.

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On the front page of ESPN.com tonight, the featured comment posted by a fan sounded like someone who has been listening to bad announcers for too long. On the Super Bowl, he wrote: "The deciding factor is who wants it most. Both teams are going to leave it on the field."

My first reaction: I hope someone goes back out there and picks up whatever it is they leave on the field before someone else steps in it.

My second reaction: If this guy is right, who needs a four-hour pre-game show? Let's go with 10 minutes on "who wants it most" and then spend 20 minutes on the red carpet with Ryan Seacrest and singing along with Paula Abdul.

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