Quick Super Bowl XLVII Primer
By Patrick Conn on January 23, 2013
Right now in Mequon, Wisconsin there are two Harbaugh's with big smiles on their faces. No I am not talking about Jim and John but Jack and Jackie. The parents of the opposing Super Bowl coaches have to be excited that their boys are leading the two best teams in the NFL this season. They were almost the two best last season as well.
All season we have been hearing Joe Flacco calling himself elite, and just like many of you I wouldn’t put him in that conversation. However, what Flacco has done this postseason has been exactly that, elite. In the playoffs he has thrown eight touchdowns to no interceptions something the likes of Steve Young, Joe Montana and Troy Aikman did as well. In each of their perfect postseason they won the Super Bowl and Flacco could very well be joining them in just over a week.
I have never been one to think that a player should lose their spot to injury but when Alex Smith went down to a concussion against the St Louis Rams that is just what happened. Jim Harbaugh thought that Colin Kaepernick play could elevate this team and he was right. Kaepernick got them one game further than Smith did last season.
The battle on the biggest stage should be a memorable one for all parties. One thing is for sure that this will be Ray Lewis’ last time to step on the field in Raven’s purple and what a way to go out, with the world watching.
Patrick "Conman" Conn
"If winning isn't everything then why do we keep score?" - Vince Lombardi
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