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NEW YORK — Contrary to much of last year’s commentary on how Sept. 11 would affect advertising, Super Bowl spots once again aimed for belly-laugh humor-even in the form of exaggerated, tongue-in-cheek violence-and blockbuster entertainment.

For Fox, however, it was not a blockbuster Bowl, and sources said prices may have dipped as much as 20 percent below the estimated $1.9

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