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Your Super Bowl moment(s) for today

You may lay your bets down now, Mr. and Mrs. Football Junkie. The winner of Super Bowl XLVIII has now been revealed.

That's because this happened yesterday in a Salt Lake City, Utah, zoo. A papier-mache Seahawks helmet got torn to shreds, which meant Eli the ape had made his pick for the Great Big Football Game.

It's the Seahawks, folks. And if you're uneasy putting your money down on the say-so of an ape, let it be known that Eli has correctly predicted the winner of the last six Supes.

So you've got that going for you.

The mayor of East Rutherford, N.J., on the other hand, has Jim Irsay going for him.

In a week-long continuation of the NFL pretending its big show is happening in New York and not New Jersey, the mayor of the actual host city, James Cassella, was not offered a ticket to the game. An incredible snub and an embarrassment for the NFL.

Well, not all the NFL.

Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts and possessor of a good soul, found out about it and decided it simply wasn't right. So he offered Cassella two tickets to his suite in MetLife Stadium.

Good for you, Mr. Irsay. You might say some crazy stuff on Twitter, but this time, you made every Hoosier proud.

Ben Smith's blog.