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Everything You Need to Know About the Super Bowl

Posted on the 01 February 2013 by Azharnadeem

super bowl: Game day informartionSuper Bowl XLVII takes place this year on February 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. CBS broadcasts the big game and fans will see the kickoff at 6:30 P.M. ET. This game also marks the first Super Bowl for the city since enduing the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Many believe the 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick have the edge for the win. After all, the team participated in five previous bowls and has a 5-0 record. If San Francisco scores another victory, they tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the number of bowl wins. However, the 49ers may have their work cut out for them. Quarterback Joe Flacco and the Ravens remain worthy competition.


The 49ers’ history aside, this year’s event offers an unusual rivalry. For the first time in Super Bowl history, the momentous occasion pits coach against coach, or more specifically brother against brother, both vying for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Ravens coach John Harbaugh is the older brother to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. The post game show may prove interesting.

Raven vs. 49ers

While many side with the 49ers for the win, the team may taste defeat at the hands of the Ravens.
Though allowing an average of 7.0 yards per attempt during the regular season, the Ravens came alive during the postseason reducing this number to 5.9 yards per attempt. What remains more impressive is the fact that the feat occurred while playing against Denver, Indianapolis and New England. However, the team’s average yardage for allowed runs to the outside went from 4.4 to 11.3 in the postseason. With San Francisco averaging 12.4 yards per attempt, time will tell if the Ravens have the ability to stop them. Both Gore and Kaepernick proved unstoppable running the ball during postseason, San Francisco also increased their rushing yards by 80 after the regular season ended to 236.0.

Halftime Performance

With recent reports that Beyonce resorted to lip syncing on a live performance many ponder if the show will be live or will it be Memorex? Given that Christina Aguilera provided a less than stellar rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner, M.I.A. flipped the audience and uttered an expletive while Janet Jackson bore almost all, Beyonce may yet go down in history for providing the Super Bowl with more controversy. The event bills Brian McKnight as this year’s “Star Spangled Banner” performer. Undoubtedly, football fans may pay more attention to the performance offered by Raven’s linebacker Ray Lewis who retires after the big game.

Super Bowl TV Commercials

Every year, companies like NYC video marketing compete for viewer attention. Costing a whopping $3.8 million for a mere 30 second spot, Budweiser once again garnered the first commercial after the opening kickoff. The King of Beers acquired two spots during the game to introduce their amber beer Budweiser Black Crown. Kia Sorento concocted an elaborate space parody that answers a youngster’s question of where do babies come from? Coke provides a harrowing chase scene and allowed viewer voting to decide the outcome. Mercedes-Benz provides their version of the “Devil and Daniel Webster” starring Willem Dafoe, Kate Upton and Usher.

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