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27 Days: Frozen FieldTurf > frozen tundra

Now that the San Francisco 49ers have survived the frozen tundra, playing in a frozen swamp should be no problem, right? All they have to do is get here.

While we wait for this weekend's matchups on the Road to MetLife, here's a quick look at some interesting stories about Super Bowl 48 from the past week:

• USA Today has a piece on advertising and other trends that are already apparent for Super Bowl 48.

Here’s more on the golden Super Bowl tickets form the Asbury Park Press. It includes this gem: "You couldn’t pay me to go to this Super Bowl," said Brian Ansell of Ocean Township.

• Need a budget hotel room in New Jersey? It'll cost you $1,000 a night.

• The New Jersey Attorney General's office is set to crack down on the world's oldest profession during Super Bowl week, according to the Daily News.

• Here's the Star-Ledger's guide to Super Bowl parties in Jersey.