Super Bowl XLVII: Ravens square root the 49ers

Another season of NFL football is coming to a close.  The Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers rang a round the New Orleans rosy tonight for the honor of declaring themselves champions.  Phil Simms and Jim Nantz provided commentary for the game, televised on CBS.


Observations & Miscellania:

1. I watched sporadically during the first and second quarters.  Beyonce performed during halftime.  Methinks she sang live.  There was a really cool performance section with a screen, backup dancers, and the following part where former Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowand and Michelle Williams sprang up from below the stage.

2.  Hmmm, if the Falcons were playing instead of the 49ers, what would the score be at the top of the third quarter?  Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones made a 109 yd kick-off return for a touchdown, so at the top of the second half, Baltimore had 28 to San Francisco’s 6.  If it were Atlanta in the Super Bowl, I wouldn’t be surprised if Baltimore were in the lead, but perhaps not by 22 points.  It would be Ravens 14 and Falcons 10 or Raven 17 and Falcons 14.

3.  The power went out in half of the Superdome!  Hahah!  Did Beyonce’s performance use too much juice?  The outage lasted for about thirty-five minutes.

4.  Being in semi-darkness for half an hour proved beneficial for the 49ers.  They were able to shrink the score deficit to one possession by the bottom of the third quarter.  The top of the fourth quarter was stunning–49ers QB propelled his body into the end zone.  A two-point conversion was attempted but failed.

5.  The bottom of the fourth quarter was quite thrilling as each time scored until the two-minute warning when the 49ers were poised to claim victory pending a TD, which did not happen.  They did get a safety, though, when the Ravens punter couldn’t get out of the end zone.

6.  Going back to what if the Atlanta Falcons were in this game.  Who would be in the lead with fewer than eighty seconds to play?  I’d like to think the Falcons.

7.  Did Ravens QB Joe Flacco say, “That was fucking awesome!” to one of his teammates just minutes after his team won?  The media was swarmed around him.

Baltimore 34 and San Francisco 31.  Final score.  The Baltimore Ravens have won the Super Bowl!!

Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

6 thoughts on “Super Bowl XLVII: Ravens square root the 49ers

  1. kevmoore

    Hey SP, long time no see 🙂
    The ‘bowl being played in Nola brings back so many memories of being in the French Quarter when the Saints won in 2010….perhaps the best party I’ve ever been to!

      1. kevmoore

        Ongoing! We’re in Seville right now, about to fly to Tenerife tonight. We’ve travelled a lot last year including Cyprus and Crete and France. This year will be busy as I have a new album out and we’ll be touring it in Germany Scandinavia and Italy…so, no rest! Hope you’re well.

  2. illumeateight

    1. Beyonce definitely sang live, and that’s what you get from a performer who has to dance and sing live — it’s very hard! I’m convinced now more than ever that Madonna sang pre-recorded for at least half the half time show last year.
    2. Falcons defense seemed weaker than Ravens defense to me. Sadly, Falcons have got that pressure choke factor thing going too. I think the score would have been something along the lines of Ravens 22, Falcons 14.
    3. My dad is convinced all the flashy visuals blew out the fuse.

  3. Christopher

    Je regrette d’avoir raté le match, parce que les 49ers etant coiffé sur le poteau est moins importante que le fait que le Superbowl est vraiment un spectacle impressionnant, et une partie intégrante de la vie culturelle de l’Amérique.

    Eh bien, il y a toujours l’anneé prochain……….


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