20 January 2013

Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers

I hope you like storylines, because Super Bowl XLVII has its fair share of them that will be pummeled into your ears like nothing else. As the San Francisco 49ers, champions of the National Football Conference, and the Baltimore Ravens, champions of the American Football Conference, battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans in two weeks, we will have a coaching matchup of brothers with Jim Harbaugh on the San Francisco sideline and his older brother John on the Baltimore sideline. If that is not enough for you, we have the storyline of the Super Bowl being the final game in the storied career of future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis, who will inevitably cry regardless of the outcome. Other storylines include Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers quarterback who took the spot of Alex Smith and never looked back, New Orleans itself, hosting its first Super Bowl since 2002 and the first since Hurricane Katrina, and Phil Simms, how America wonders why he is still calling football games. If that is not enough to get your mother to watch the game, I do not know what will.