DALLAS -- In North Texans' quest to learn everything about Super Bowl XLV, they run a risk of being led astray. Misinformation and overhype abound. Hey, for starters, when was the last time you referred to yourself as a North Texan? Anyway, events as gargantuan as the big game come with commonly digested urban legends.
They take root like other cultural myths -- such as if a college student's roommate dies, he immediately gets a 4.0 for the semester. Or that the New York sewer system is infested with alligators. Some regurgitated Super Bowl ideas range from 1 billion people watching the game to the Super Bowl pushing the nation's sewer systems to the brink. We break down some of the most common Super Bowl assumptions.