Well the Super Bowl is over. The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in what Slate’s Josh Levine has called “the weirdest Super Bowl ever.” Rick Reilly felt the same way and expressed it with the usual grating cadence and inane analysis for which he has become famous:
There was a half hour long blackout in the Superdome during the third quarter (which prompted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to condescendingly confirm that he wasn’t mad at dumb ol’ New Orleans after the blackout) resulting in the following brilliant and topical tweet:
— RG3’s Right Knee (@RG3sRightKnee) February 4, 2013
There was an insane 108 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. There was an intentional safety to end the game. There were those two weird Beyonce faces (or was it a candlestick?!). And now it’s all over, but for Mel Kiper’s helmet hair’s annual appearance in the lead up to the NFL Draft in late April. And to think, had my San Diego Chargers not allowed the Ravens to convert on a fourth and 29 while down three with less than two minutes to play, christiancharisma™ spokesmodel Ray Lewis might have used all that deer antler blood for naught. Seriously, look at that play again:
That’s a wrap, football. See you next year.