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A Super Super Bowl!

February 4th, 2013

Super Bowl Championship ring. Photo credit: Flickr user Au Kirk via CC

Super Bowl XLVII Highlights: A Lights Out Performance, Literally!

by Sean de Ganon

Though the San Francisco 49ers were the favorite to win last night’s Super Bowl, the Baltimore Ravens took an early lead, and hung on to it until the end to win it 34-31!

This Super Bowl was memorable beyond who won.

The teams pulled off miracles to get there, two brothers faced off for the first time ever, the best Ravens player ever is retiring, and the commercials again were extremely good.  The matchup was the best in years, as each team was well stocked and evenly matched.

Or so we thought…

The Ravens absolutely dominated the first half.  The crowd was raving for the Ravens and the 49ers were completely out of this thing, as they stunk; only mustering two field goals by kicker David Akers, who rebounded from his failed regular season in kicks. The Ravens went on long bombs, short passes, runs, and Joe Flacco’s perfect arm. Flacco was ultimately named Super Bowl XLVII’s Most Valuable Player.

At the end of the half, the score was 26-6, Baltimore.

After Beyoncé’s spectacular performance at the halftime (which included a Destiny’s Child reunion for a night), Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff 108 yards (running almost the entire length of the field to score), tying the all-time record for a kickoff return touchdown in a Super Bowl.

And that’s when the game went lights out, literally! Incredibly, half the stadium lost power and delayed the game. After the lights finally came back on about forty minutes later, the momentum shifted and the San Francisco 49ers mounted a big comeback. The blackout might’ve changed history forever.  San Francisco had a chance to pull ahead in the final minutes, but Baltimore’s defense held them and hung on for the exciting win.

In the end, brother John won and Ray Lewis goes off into the sunset as a champion.

Sean de Ganon is a 12-year old budding sports journalist who loves football … and writing about it! Thanks, Sean!

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