The Baltimore Orioles and the rest of MLB are still hammering out a solution to the current lockout. Commissioner Rob Manfred still thinks there’s a shot that the season starts on time. We wait, with baited breath.
But today is Super Bowl Sunday. One of my favorite days of the year! Baseball is my favorite sport (obviously, as I cover it), but football’s a close 1A. And today is the NFL’s day to shine.
Baltimore has a rich history on Super Sunday. Obviously the Colts fell to the NY Jets in one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history in Super Bowl III. They would go on to defeat the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V, two years later. Jim O’Brien, a rookie kicker, kicked the winning field goal as time expired.
However the Colts left in the middle of the night in 1984. But Baltimore returned to Super Sunday lore in Super Bowl XXXV, boat racing the New York Giants. And that in and of itself was kind of noteworthy, as it once again pitted Baltimore against the New York Football Giants, similar to the greatest game ever played – the 1958 NFL Title Game. But this Super Bowl wasn’t close; Jonny U drawing plays in the dirt like on a sandlot wasn’t necessary!
Which brings us to Super Bowl XLVII, when the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers. Obviously the storyline in that game was that Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh was coaching against his brother Jim – the coach of the 49ers. It had to be a very unique experience. But the better side won, and that was Baltimore.
My hope for everyone reading this is that you enjoy tonight’s game with family, friends, and good food and drinks. Getting to attend a Super Bowl game is on my bucket list for sure – but it won’t be this year. If you’re asking, I’m pulling for the Rams. But I think the Bengals have momentum going right now. I’ll take the Bengals and give four. Enjoy the game!