I will come back to the game later but first I wanted to introduce my new segment FanZone. The name comes from the old sky sports alternate commentary to the premier league matches and seems apt for what I would like to achieve. The purpose of FanZone is to allow fans from all 32 teams to share their experiences with everyone and to convince our rookie readers to stick with the NFL.
One of the biggest football memories I have has to do with college football, My college team Boise State University's, Broncos won the 2007 Tositos Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma. BSU scored a two point conversion in overtime to win the game and now some of BSU's best players have been drafted into the NFL.
Honestly when I got into watching football I couldn't get over the fact that there was so much talent on the Patriots. I was always entertained watching Pats games. There's just too much excitement to not love the New England Patriots.
I have yet to attend a game, I'd love to get to one someday. It's not often the Pats play on the west coast, maybe 2013 will be the year!
That's a tough one. I'd have to say it's a toss up between Welker, Gronk and Wilfork. To be honest I just love the whole team.
Dramatic, Controversial and sometimes Poetic.
I love seeing all the talent in the league, granted some great players are under-utilized (ahem Kellen Moore, Detroit Lions, most winningest QB in college history on the sidelines for every game.) I also have a love hate relationship with the fact that any given Sunday can ruin your whole season... haha.
I'd say that Americans are known for always over doing everything. Our players are huge and they hit hard. If the players didn't wear pads and crazy high tech helmets, Wes Welker would be dead by now. We're constantly battling concussions and broken bones regardless of the amount of protective gear we have on. I say the pads keep the players on the field.
Like I said earlier, any given Sunday, things can change tremendously. Keep watching and you'll always see something exciting. Players that move the chains to convert on 3rd down, crazy receptions that result in 100+ yard touchdowns, and ridiculous brain shaking hits, sacks and tackles.
Before the game myself and my good friend Mickey 'Big Dog' Hogg played the Superbowl on Madden 2013 as you do. The last time we did this it was for the 2009 Superbowl which followed suit even down to the Saints picking off Peyton Manning in the fourth quarter to ice the game. This year it was an extremely defensive struggle with the score six all going into the fourth quarter. Finally San Francisco (Mickey) came out on top with a two touchdown victory. If this was a sign of things to come in the real game we were going to be in for a treat!
Thinking of halftime, this year we had Beyonce performing the show. For some reason there was a lot of haters on twitter about her act but personally I thought it was amazing. I will let you decide for yourselves by checking out the show below but please make sure you make the time to watch as it is 14 minutes long.
Check out the poor tackling on Crabtree's touchdown by clicking on the picture of darkness above. Let this be a lesson to any new players out there, always remember to wrap up the ball carrier when tackling.
Now we move into the fourth quarter with the score at 28-20 to Baltimore. On the second play of the quarter the Ravens lost their first turnover of the day as Tarell Brown forced Ray Rice to fumble the ball after a short reception. San Francisco took this opportunity and turned it into a field goal. It's now 28-23 with a lot of time to play in the fourth quarter. The Ravens then went back the other way and scored a field goal to make it 31-23. The scoring continued again as Kaepernick ran in the longest touchdown by a quarterback in Superbowl history from 15 yards out. The 49ers missed the two point conversion and so we were at 31-29. The Ravens scored another field goal to make it 34-29 and put all the pressure onto the rookie Kaepernick. Kaepernick managed to stay calm and drove his side to within 10 yards of the winning score. As if by design it came down to Ray Lewis and his defence to stop the 49ers from spoiling their party.
Unfortunately for the 49ers it was not meant to be their day as the Ravens forced a four and out and will be taking the Vince Lomabardi trophy back to Maryland. The final score was 34-31 to Baltimore. Please check out the game highlights by clicking the picture of Ray Lewis below.
With the way the Superbowl turned out I am reminded of what Ruby said earlier about how the game can be poetic! On that note I bid you adieu for another week, until next time folks take care and stay safe.