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Today is the day. It's Super Bowl LI. And that's no l-i-e.

Blast these confounding Roman numerals! Why can't they just say 51?! Is it because this is the 50th anniversary of the first Super Bowl in 1967 and the NFL thinks people would be confused? I mean, they're right, but still.

The bigger issue is that the Patriots keep showing up to this thing. They're like the Yankees in the World Series anymore. Only the Yankees were never involved in a scandal involving deflating baseballs. Our understanding of baseball technology is that doing so would be very difficult. Don't the Yankees have enough resources to at least try?

Playing the Patriots are the Falcons, a team that's never won a Super Bowl. This makes them the underdog, and there is a philosophy in sports culture that every dog deserves a bowl.

No matter your pick to win this year's SB, there's one thing we can all agree on: comics about the Super Bowl are reliable and the quality of the game and its Lady Gaga-driven halftime show is in question (What was with her country album? Seriously!). Your safest bet today will be enjoying the selected comics below.

 

 Ink Pen by Phil Dunlap Sep 12, 2007

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Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds Feb 7, 2016

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In the Bleachers by Steve Moore Feb 4, 2012

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The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom Feb 3, 2014

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Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich Feb 1, 2015

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Jeff Stahler Feb 5, 2016

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Frank and Ernest by Thaves Feb 7, 2016

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Drabble by Kevin Fagan Feb 7, 2016 

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Grand Avenue by Mike Thompson Feb 7, 2011

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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis Feb 5, 2011

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FoxTrot by Bill Amend Feb 6, 2011

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Lola by Todd Clark Feb 4, 2007 

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