INDIANAPOLIS -- We've just kicked off Super Bowl XLVI, and here's a couple of brief thoughts:
* According to my completely unscientific calculations, there are more Patriots fans here than Giants fans. Or at least the Patriots fans are louder.
* Kickoff was precisely at 6:29, as advertised. The NFL is nothing if not exact.
* There were no Steven Tyler sightings for the National Anthem. Kelly Clarkson played it straight up, no doubt pleasing that nitwit state senator who wanted to pass a law making it a fine-able offense to sing it in an unapproved manner.