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Re: NFL Thread: RAVENS SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS
I am not a fan of either team and I am not a hater of either team. So I am speaking solely as a football fan here.
That was one of the worst Super Bowls I've seen in a while. So many awful things happened. The officiating was very iffy at times. The play calling by the Ravens was beyond stupid at points in the second half. And what the hell was up with that blackout? Jeez and they complain about MetLife getting a Super Bowl? (BTW, I totally agree with MEtlife getting one for the sole purpose of a potential bad weather Super Bowl. That would be awesome!).
And Flacco getting MVP? Look I defended the guy and I am glad to see him succeed, but game MVP? That really has become the Quarterback award then. Sure he had a good first half, but there were chances in the 2nd to extend drives, make key plays, drain the clock, and even just flat out win the game, and he couldn't make it happen. Just an an example, if he had led the Ravens to getting a 1st down at the end, they wouldn't have even had to do that flukey stuff with the Punter. And some of the plays he did make were largely made by unbelievable individual efforts by receivers like Boldin. To me, MVP was Jacoby Jones. His touchdown juke and kickoff return for a TD at the start of the half were the two most dynamic plays of the game, were amazing individual displays of ability, and in the end, helped to secure the win.
Honestly, except for a few plays and some drama in the last Niners drive, this game didn't have a whole lot going for it and wasn't as fun to watch as some of the other recent Super Bowls.
All of that said, congrats to the Ravens on winning the Super Bowl! I live in MD, so I have a lot of friends that are happy about this win, so it is really cool to see that kind of happiness around the area. And hey, Ray Lewis gets to retire as champ. That is pretty fucking awesome.