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NEW ORLEANS – From blowout to blackout to shootout, Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens had just enough power to survive one of the most electric Super Bowls ever. The outage flipped the momentum to the San Francisco 49ers, but the Ravens used a last-gasp defensive stand to hold on Sunday night, 34-31.
Joe Flacco Awarded MVP trophy after completing 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns.
Finally, Big Brother fought back. Serena Williams had trumped Venus and Eli Manning had out-clutched Peyton – and, of course, Albert Brooks always has been a bit funnier than Super Dave Osborne – but on Super Bowl Sunday John Harbaugh outlasted bratty little sibling Jim for the family’s first Lombardi Trophy. (Spectacular game, but, hey, New Orleans – no lights, no more Super Bowls. That delay caused dip issues for me.)
NEW ORLEANS – Colin Kaepernick got tripped up and tossed down, then still nearly led the greatest Super Bowl comeback in just his 10th career NFL start. Rarely rattled on an impressive path to the Super Bowl, San Francisco’s second-year quarterback finally showed some inexperience on football’s big stage. Not to mention some guts.
NEW ORLEANS – What happened Sunday on the world’s stage has been going on between John and Jim Harbaugh for many moons. Jim, 50, is a little more than a year younger than John. So much of his childhood was devoted to trying to measure up to his big brother.
Lewis savors final moments of game Ray Lewis said his favorite moments were some of the last of his career.
One result of trying to attend a bunch of different Super Bowl parties is that you miss a lot of the game. But that puts you in good company, because a fair percentage of the partygoers were not watching anyway. Well, not during the early going at least.
If any questions lingered about Beyonce’s ability to sing live – or her ability to make even the most crazed football fans momentarily forget about a game – then she answered them with force and grace during her Super Bowl halftime performance Sunday night. After controversy over her lip-syncing at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, she opened a news conference last week with an a cappella version of the national anthem – and told reporters that there’d be no lip-syncing for the Super Bowl. Her opening song, “Love on Top,” quickly confirmed it. It was rumored for weeks that Destiny’s Child, the group that first made Beyonce a star only to disband in 2006, would reunite in New Orleans. The rumor turned out to be true. – Baltimore Sun
NEW ORLEANS – Midway through the third quarter of Sunday night’s Super Bowl XLVII, a Superdome spokesman issued a statement to explain what happened during the surreal 34-minute delay when the lights went out. “Power has been restored,” Eric Eagan said. “We sincerely apologize for the incident.”
Joe Flacco threw three first-half touchdown passes to cap an 11-TD, zero-interception postseason, Jacoby Jones returned the second-half kickoff 108 yards and the Baltimore Ravens held off the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 to win Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS – A knowing grin spread across Sean Tuohy’s face as he considered the uncanny connections between the hit film that changed his family’s life and the fact that Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher will play in his first Super Bowl in the Big Easy. New Orleans is where Tuohy grew up and went to high school with author Michael Lewis, who wrote “The Blind Side.”
NEW ORLEANS – Much of the talk leading up to Super Bowl XLVII was about the coaching Harbaugh brothers, San Francisco’s Jim and Baltimore’s John, and the historic spin they put on the NFL’s splashiest showcase. But the outcome Sunday hinges on the unrelated brothers-in-arms, Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers and Joe Flacco of the Ravens, quarterbacks of contrasting styles, and how they handle the biggest game of their lives.
Happy Super Bowl XIXMILBJ. Today’s the big day when the very latest in brand new cutting edge television commercials will keep being interrupted by periodic outbursts of football.
NEW ORLEANS – The key to winning Super Bowl XLVII? At an event that churns out more cliches than any other, we refer to one of the oldest:
NEW ORLEANS – Working separately, John and Jim Harbaugh each guided their team to the Super Bowl. They will be on opposite sidelines Sunday, John as head coach of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim with the San Francisco 49ers. Imagine how effective they could be if working together.
NEW ORLEANS – Hall of Famer Jerry Rice has no interest in a back-and-forth debate with Randy Moss during Super Bowl week about who’s the greatest NFL wide receiver of all time. “This is not about Randy and Jerry,” Rice said Thursday. “It’s OK. I don’t need to talk about being the best receiver. I don’t need to do that. I don’t need to pat myself on the back.”
Paul Wulff is in New Orleans. He is in meetings, he is in hotel rooms, he is nose-to-the-gameplan as the San Francisco 49ers prepare for their Super Bowl XLVII matchup against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Paul Wulff is in New Orleans. He is in meetings, he is in hotel rooms, he is nose-to-the-gameplan as the San Francisco 49ers prepare for their Super Bowl XLVII matchup against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Not only is the former Washington State head coach still in the game, he’s in the biggest game.
About to watch my 47th consecutive Super Bowl, tying the all-time record, I brace for being swamped by Super Bowl week interviews with CNN, NFL Network, TMZ, Al Jazeera and the like, but nooooooo: Instead, all the hype is for Brother v. Brother. Harbowl. Superbaugh. Cain and Abel II.