Hype of the Superbowl Holds True

Posted on February 27, 2013 by

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On Sunday, 3 February, the National Football League held its 47th annual Super Bowl. The biggest game of the season was played by the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. It took place in New Orleans, home of the Saints.
Baltimore ended up defeating the 49ers by a score of 34-31.

The game started very one-sided, with the Ravens taking an early lead, but after a half hour of technical problems with the lighting in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the 49ers came back and made the game close.

The Raven’s starting quarterback Joe Flacco ended up winning the Super Bowl MVP after going 22 for 33, equaling 287 yards and resulting in 3 touchdowns. This topped off what seemed like a flawless postseason run for Flacco.

The San Francisco 49ers came into this game seeking their sixth Super Bowl, victory which would have tied the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most ever.

Colin Kaepernick, who became the starting quarterback late in the season after Alex Smith went out injured, was the main man for this game.

Kaepernick is a more dynamic running quarterback than Smith. He also can throw a “bullet” of a pass. He also led San Francisco all the way through the playoffs into the Super Bowl, which may be the reason he was still the starter for this big game.

The Super Bowl was respectively nicknamed the “Harbaugh Bowl,” in which Jim and John Harbaugh (brothers) were the head coaches for the Championship teams. Another name the event was given is the “Harbowl”.

As many may know, at the beginning of this postseason, hall-of-famer Ray Lewis announced this would be his “last run” of his career.

It can be said that the astonishing thirteen-time pro bowler went out with a bang. What could be better than winning a Super Bowl in your last NFL season?

Aside from the actual game that was being played, there were more characteristics that made this Super Bowl memorable.  One was Beyoncé’s astounding halftime show.

But hat wasn’t the only thing that could be considered memorable. Just as the third quarter was getting under way, half of the lighting in the Superdome went out for 31 minutes. There is no reason anyone has uncovered yet to why this occurred.

All in all, this was an intense football game with other excellent non-football events that did in fact live up to the hype of the Super Bowl.

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