Last night was the first good Superbowl game in a long time. But it didn’t start out that way. The first half seemed to be all Baltimore. They came to play and they were going to win big. There are enough people talking about the halftime show, so I’ll skip my commentary about that. Then the second half started and the Ravens came out like gang-busters!
Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens set an NFL postseason record with a 108-yard kickoff return to start the second half. As reported by ESPN:
Jones took the opening kickoff of the second half, a line-drive shot from David Akers, deep in the Ravens’ end zone and ran it the other way for the score, stretching Baltimore’s lead to 28-6.
And then…a few minutes later; the lights went out for San Francisco. Ok..so the lights went out for everyone as the stadium experienced a power outage. Stadium officials reported a feed into the stadium was disrupted, though they didn’t say what that disruption was. Rumor throughout the stadium, as reported by Nascar’s 2012 Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski on Twitter was:
Rumor at the Super Bowl is that anonymous is responsible for the power outage at the game. Anyone know if this is true? (@keselowski) February 4, 2013
If you weren’t watching the game with Twitter-land; you missed some great entertainment. Especially during the power outage. Nascar fans would have enjoyed the quips about Montoya causing the outage in various forms. Not to mention CBS received a critique of their “delay coverage” which could have used some serious instruction from Nascar reports. It seems CBS isn’t used to “filling in” when action is halted. And they really could have used some pointers.
During the outage I sent forth my own analysis tweet:
The #PowerOutage at the #Superbowl could be exactly what the #49ers need to turn this around.— SpringWolf (@SpringWolf) February 4, 2013
And that’s exactly what happened when the lights finally did come back up. 34 minutes later the game resumed and San Francisco turned a route into a game! Scoring 17 points before the end of the 3rd quarter. And 8 more in the 4th quarter. But the Ravens were not to be denied. Scoring yet another touchdown in the 3rd and two field goals in the 4th.
I was pleased, as I picked them to win nearly 2 weeks ago. =D
All in all it wasn’t a bad season for me. The final pick left me with a 64% win ratio. It’s better than 50%, so I’ll take it. The Prince with his wild pick strategy ended the season at 46%.
|Spring’s Picks||Results||Prince’s Picks||Results||Game Results|
|Baltimore at San Francisco||Baltimore||W||San Francisco||L||34 – 31|
So that was the end of our 2012 Football Season! See you in the fall.