Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 10:38 am
Great blackout last night, right?
It's been clear for some time that substantially more people watch the Super Bowl than have the slightest interest in watching the actual football game. That's why there's such hubbub over the halftime show and the commercials — it gives non-football types something to pay attention to instead of football.
For the second time in their 17 seasons, the Baltimore Ravens are world champions.
The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers Sunday 34-31 in an epic clash at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in Super Bowl XLVII.
Among many firsts, Super Bowl XLVII was the first time in major professional sports that two brothers — Baltimore’s John Harbaugh and San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh — coached against each other in a championship.
This time, it was older brother John who came out on top in the “Harbaugh Bowl.”
John was quick to show his brother some love after the game.
Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 5:42 am
The Baltimore Ravens won this year's Super Bowl, fending off the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 34-31 after a power outage left the Superdome in the dark and delayed the game in the second half. The outage lasted more than 30 minutes. The Associated Press has more:
"The majority of the lights failed shortly after Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown.
"Play finally resumed with 13:22 left in the third quarter."
Fifteen minutes of football. A lifetime of memories.
That sums up the Baltimore Ravens' final on-field appearance Saturday in preparation for Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Although footballs were involved, the 15-minute work session inside the Superdome hardly constituted a practice. It more resembled a pep rally and backyard social than a serious walk-through the day before a game.