Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

A Few Things We Learned From Super Bowl XLVII


The 2012 NFL season that brought us laughs (NY Jets), joy, drama, and tears, came to a conclusion last night as the Baltimore Ravens held off a San Francisco 49ers team that almost came back from a 22-point deficit, beating them 34-31. What a game it was.

So, with that being said, and we here at EWB are sure all of you watched it–please don’t be that person that didn’t–but just in case you didn’t, let’s take a look at a few things learned from last night’s “Harbowl.”

* First, media sure knows how to overhype things and constantly drill a theme into our heads. Yes, finally, we are done with this “Harbowl” nonsense. We get it, the two head coaches that were facing off are brothers.

* A simple gameplan gets the job done. The Ravens got off to a fast start by doing the things they’re good at: feisty defense, Joe Flacco bombs, good special teams, Ray Rice being Ray Rice, and praying to Ray Lewis while holding on to dear life once the 49ers realized they had a football game to play and started a comeback.

* Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will go out on top. Now we can put to rest that silly “RAYvens” thing that started.

* Joe Flacco proved that he is an elite quarterback, playing almost perfect throughout the whole postseason and capping it off being named the Super Bowl MVP that will have Joey screaming at the Ravens owner to show him the money. Flacco finished the game with 287 passing yards and three touchdowns.

* It was disappointing that Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg didn’t come out with Destiny’s Child to perform “Single Ladies,” am I right? Other than that, Beyonce did a good job. Her show was a malfunction-free, highly choreographed, entertaining performance. Basically, she rocked our faces off. So much that their was a power outage at the Superdome for a good 35 minutes.

* Oh yeah, the power outage. Everything just went black. Not sure exactly what happened, but I was convinced that Bane would come walking out of a tunnel telling the citizens of Gotham to take control.

* Is it just me or have the Super Bowl commercials lost its luster? They no longer “wow” me.

* CBS must feel embarrassed. Well, at least they should. we all witnessed what was probably the worst broadcasting ever. CBS would’ve been better off just having a blank screen the entire time. The NFL commentators sounded like desperate, confused dummies. Yes, they couldn’t have prepared for that, but it’s their job to talk on live television. They provided no type of information as to what was going on. These guys were mumbling, stuttering, and repetitive. And what was with the joke, Nantz?

Jeez, I can’t believe the NFL season is already over. Well, at least we got Jets news to entertain us.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens NFL San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl Super Bowl XLVII

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