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The U.S. Navy spent $450,000 to send four F-18 fighter jets from Virginia for a spectacular flyover before Sunday's Super Bowl.

Or we'll just have to assume it was spectacular. It wasn't televised. And the stadium roof was closed.

But I bet it sounded cool.

CORRECTION: My mistake. The flyover was televised. So the Navy spent $450,000 to send the jets for a televised flyover across a closed stadium. Calibrate your outrage accordingly.