Aside from me being an Anquan Boldin fan since his rookie year, this trade was a steal for the 49ers and who knows? Maybe it will work out. He possesses the same qualities like Michael Crabtree, so maybe that’s a sign of what passing game could look like in San Francisco.
Having covered the San Francisco 49ers as a beat writer for three seasons and having also cheered for them since my childhood, it’s sad for me to see them get this far, but fall short of the Super Bowl win.
It’s harder for me because in those three years, I met a lot of great players, coaches and staff members. I feel for them because I see them work hard every single day to get to their ultimate goal.
Even though I am emotionally invested in this team, it’s been almost half a day since the game ended and I don’t feel all too bad or sad. In fact, I feel OK. I am disappointed, but I’m not moping around.
Here it is, folks. After two weeks of nonsense, the game is finally here. The Ravens and 49ers will face off in the Super Bowl today!
This isn’t going to be a long analysis of every aspect of the game or anything like that. In fact I want to keep this as simple as possible. After all, I am not John or Jim Harbaugh, so it’s not my job to analyze a game to the core. Instead, I am going to point out 10 things that stand out to me in this game.
And who knows? I could be completely wrong, but this is the fun of it, right?
Nike has just unveiled the new cleats and gloves the players have the option of wearing for the Super Bowl this Sunday.
The uniforms remain the same except for the Super Bowl patch. As confirmed last week, the 49ers are the home team and will wear their red jerseys. The Ravens are in the whites.
Let’s get a closer look at what the two teams will be wearing.
Super Bowl Media Day gives us a bunch of great opportunities for nonsensical questions from media to players in hopes of one quote that could be used and spun into 500 different stories.
Randy Moss obliged the media with this comment about being the greatest receiver ever.
“Now that I’m older, I do think I’m the greatest receiver to ever do it. I don’t think numbers stand. Because you can talk about this and this, I think I’ve had … this year has been a down year for me statistically. The year before I retired was a down year, and Oakland was a down year. I don’t really live on numbers — I really live on impact and what you’re able to do on that field.”
A flashback to a time when video games were simple.
Thanks Tecmo Bowl for giving us another great nugget and helping us get an idea of what could happen this Sunday!
Congratulations 49ers on your 31-17 win.