Monday, February 04, 2013


A lot of people watched yesterday's Super Bowl. Shank was apparently one of them.
NEW ORLEANS — Where do we start?

Where do we finish?

Super Bowl XLVII was one for the ages.

It started with Baltimore coach John Harbaugh putting his arm around his daughter, Alison, while kids from Sandy Hook Elementary School sang “America The Beautiful.”

It ended with Ray Lewis, looking like an ancient Joe Hardy turning into a 70-year-old man, crying, praising the Lord, and holding the Lombardi Trophy.

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, Sunday night in the Superdome. Baltimore’s much-maligned quarterback, Joe Flacco, was named MVP for his 22-for-33, three-touchdown performance. In the 2013 playoffs, Flacco had 11 touchdown passes and zero interceptions. He outplayed Peyton Manning and Tom Brady and was Super Bowl MVP.
The column is your standard game recap; anyone who watched the game, some pre-game programs and the box score doesn't need to read this column.


mike_b1 said...

Did he compare Flacco to Larry Bird?

Roger Bournival said...

For the record, no...

mike_b1 said...

Copy desk probably edited it out.