Goodnight Football Season

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Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis, head coach John Harbaugh (L), and owner Steve Bisciotti (R) celebrate after their team defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 3, 2013.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes (UNITED STATES  - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Well another football season has come and gone. Now begins a somewhat slow sports news cycle until March Madness begins. To follow the lead of St. Louis Post Dispatch writer Bernie Miklasz  who does his random “Bernie Bytes”, I am going to go the same thing that I will give my initial thoughts, and revisit these ideas throughout the week.

Shannon Sharpe picked the 49ers to beat the Ravens during the pre-game show. I just couldn’t believe that he would pick against them.

The McDonald’s commercial with the player being presented with his All-American jersey that aired before the game had a neat message behind it. The kid finding out in the way he did that he was a “McDonald’s All-American” the way he did was a really cool and touching message. That part was really cool. Channeling my best Billy Madison I will just say the part I didn’t like is when the coach had his players eat McDonald’s. If you are a high school basketball coach the last thing that you want is for your players to be eating that garbage. I love that McDonald’s honors these players, but please, don’t ever take try to credit the “food” you serve as any type of benefit to them making it to where they are.

Good old “prop bets”  what better way for a guy to enhance his “entertainment value” with a few “milkshake” wagers on the big game. When some are feeling generous, they wager 50 milkshakes. You and your friends can wager all day long on these things. I kept a keen eyes on 6 things. The coin toss, what the first play would be, the over-under, the most popular commercial, how many interceptions, and the overall winner. Will report back on the milkshakes I will be collecting. Update… 3:42 Monday
I put 25 on the Ravens. Since they were the underdog, the odds weren’t in my favor, but it also paid more. I won 63 on that game alone. I correctly picked the coin flip (heads), the first play of the game (pass), and the over 47 1/2 points. I missed out on the over 1 1/2 interceptions in the game. I still have one pending waiting on USA Today’s final ratings meter on the best Super Bow Commercial. Being a homer I predicted the best commercial would come from AB.

The first 49er Quarterback to ever throw an interception in the Super Bowl was Colin Kapernick. How crazy of  a stat is that!

Wizard of Oz The commercial for the new version of the Wizard of Oz has me fired up. I loved the original movie, it aired once a year on CBS and we watched it every year. I cannot wait to see the modern version.

The Fake was the ultimate WTF moment of the Super Bowl. There has to be some sort of back story to why John tried that there. It could have cost him severely.

I missed “The Return”, as I was cleaning things up and getting the game back on. I personally hate when the returner return any kick in the end zone but this was what a real kick returner can do. Lightning flash.

Power outage during the Super Bowl? Congrats New Orleans for shanking the basics. No excuse for this happening during the Super Bowl.

John Harbaugh was hot following the delay. I cannot wait to hear what he was so upset about. The discussion was very animated. That was the only time in the game that he lost his cool.

With the lights going out in New Orleans, can the NFL top itself next year and have a blizzard in New York?

NFL=WWE… it is amazing sometimes how you can just read how a football game is going to go the same way we used to be able to pick up on how the WWE matches would go. It’s beginning to get eerie.

The handshake between the Harbaugh’s was great. All in all, it had to have been a great night for John grabbing bragging rights over his little brother.

Ray Lewis had all of his post game talks planned. He knew exactly what he was going to say and how he would say it.

Twitter was wildly entertaining to follow during the Super Bowl.

I cannot wait to see the epic QB Facebook smackoff that is upcoming. Update…3:54 Monday
Credit goes to these guys do fantastic work. This stuff is hilarious!           


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