It didn't get the attention of Kelly Clarkson's national anthem or Madonna's halftime show (both great), but Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton performed a beautiful rendition of "America the Beautiful" at Super Bowl XLVI last night.

The married country stars did justice to the classic, often overshadowed by "The Star Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America," but a wonderful tribute to our nation.

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The New York Giants needed a big play late in the Super Bowl and Eli Manning delivered, lofting a pass to Mario Manningham that sent them on their way to a winning drive.

Somehow managing to keep two feet in bounds while making a fingertip catch in double coverage, Manningham defied comprehension - and stunned the Patriots.

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It's official, isn't it, America? The day of the funny, original Super Bowl commercial is over.

While tonight's Giants versus Patriots game featured serious fourth quarter drama, the breaks in between the action produced... more lame naked girl teases from GoDaddy? More Polar Bears from Coca Cola? More of that E TRADE baby?

With all due respect to Eli Manning, might Madonna have put on the best performance of Super Bowl XLVI?

The legendary singer mashed up a number of songs over the course of 12-plus minutes, possibly lip-synching a great deal, but also pulling out a number of fun numbers, including one that involved some incredibly limber, acrobat-like dancers over a set of makeshift bleachers.

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She didn't forget any lyrics, don any especially tight clothing or hold the final note for 45 seconds.

Instead, Kelly Clarkson simply did what she did best prior to Super Bowl XLVI tonight: she showed off an incredible voice, clocking in the national anthem at just under one minute and 34 seconds (for those of us who may or may not have wagered on its length).

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