But no matter how black or gold my allegiance, no matter how nostalgic I feel about them. and no matter how deep the Rooney roots run in NFL history, there’s no excuse for their head coach’s conduct on Thanksgiving.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.
Neither David Wilson nor Ray Rice got off to the flying start they wanted last week. The Broncos absolutely flattened the defending Super Bowl champs by a score of 49-27, while the Cowboys edged passed the Giants 36-31 in the opening week of the season.
The Ravens will have to get used to not having Ray Lewis in the locker room. Though his leadership will never be fully replaced, the Ravens hope rookie Arthur Brown can pick up some of the slack left by Lewis’ departure.
The Ravens defense has made quite the reputation for themselves. Not just for being a dominant defense for over a decade. There is a reputation in the notion that defensive players don’t play well once they leave Baltimore. With Paul Kruger now playing for the Cleveland Browns, the pass rush specialist hopes he can buck the trend.
he two sports bars along Belt Line Road in Addison are less than a half mile apart, but on Super Bowl Sunday, they were on opposite sides of the sports world.
For a Super Bowl with so many story lines, this game came up with quite a twist. Try a blackout that turned a blowout into a shootout — capped by a brilliant defensive stand.
I’m calling B.S. on CBS’ Phil Simms. And, for that matter, the 49ers. With two weeks to prepare for the Super Bowl, San Francisco lined up in an illegal formation on the game’s first play.
The Baltimore Ravens’ victory over the San Francisco 49ers has set a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history.
So, Ray Lewis, now that you’ve won a Super Bowl, what’s next? The Baltimore Ravens linebacker is heading into retirement — and he can’t wait.
Capping a perfect postseason, the unassuming and unheralded Flacco completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three first-half touchdowns Sunday, earning Super Bowl MVP honors.
The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the Super Bowl.