The 5 most inspiring Super Bowl moments and the best front pages

The media Super Bowl may get as much attention as the play on the field, even with a game-stopping blackout and an upset win by the Baltimore Ravens over the San Francisco 49ers.

There were 24.1 million tweets about the game, including 5.5 million about Beyonce’s halftime show, Twitter reports. That figure does not include the ads. Twitter appeared in half the Super Bowl commercials, according to Matt McGee at Marketing Land, who also counted four Facebook mentions, one YouTube appearance and one Instagram.

The commercials are anticipated, previewed and reviewed. Following Clint Eastwood’s “Halftime in America” commercial for Chrysler at last year’s Super Bowl, the car company used patriotism as a theme this year for a commercial about the military featuring Oprah Winfrey, and a spot about farmers, a version of which was produced by Farms.com and shared on YouTube in 2011.

Perhaps the most moving moment was when students from Sandy Hook Elementary school, where 20 children were killed, sang “American the Beautiful” with Jennifer Hudson.

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Sandy Hook Elementary school students since “America the Beautiful” with Jennifer Hudson

Security cameras ‘capture’ happiness, too

Oprah Winfrey tells America it will be ‘whole again’

A Clydesdale is born

“God made a farmer”

The best Super Bowl front pages

Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.
Front page appears courtesy of the Newseum.

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