Unusual Photos Of The Super Bowl Like You've Never Seen It Before

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Anyone with even a passing interest in football can close their eyes and envision a handful of traditional Super Bowl images.A winning quarterback holding the Lombardi Trophy aloft while confetti rains down. A hail of storm of flashes going off at once during the opening kickoff.

These images are seared into the popular imagination.

So we went through the archives to try and find something different — artful, odd photos that shed a different light on the Super Bowl. These unfamiliar images of players, fans, and even babies stand in stark contrast to the iconic photos we think of when we hear “Super Bowl.”

These photos are all of the Super Bowl, but they don’t feel like it at first glance.

A baby Packers fan with the Super Bowl in the background

The scene outside Cowboys Stadium during the ceremonial flyover

The cheerleaders for the Saints and Colts prepare to take the field

Tom Brady goofs around during a team photo in 2007

Giants wide receiver Devin Thomas kisses the trophy

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews whips his hair

Performers for the Black Eyed Peas dance at the Super Bowl halftime show

Raiders fullback Jon Ritchie after losing to the Bucs

Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes hugs his coach

Steelers linebacker James Farrior hugs the Lombardi Trophy

Silhouetted fans watch Super Bowl XLV

Tom Brady runs off the field past a Giants logo, with a cameraman in his face

A Steelers fan attends the big game in Detroit

A Super Bowl XLVII along the Mississippi River

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