Music Monday Super Bowl After Party — “We Are The Champions” (Live) by Queen
Posted by KingShamus on February 4, 2013
Congratulations to the world champion Baltimore Ravens.
And so ends the 2012-2013 National Football League season.
If you’re a Ravens fan, this couldn’t be a more epic victory. Ray Lewis got to ride off into retirement as a two time Super Bowl winner. Ed Reed snagged an interception to tie him for most post-season picks by a defensive player. Joe Flacco capped his insane playoff run with a well-deserved MVP trophy. John Harbaugh beat his brother to take home the Lombardi trophy. The team had to fight off both a momentum-killing 34 minute power outage and a second half comeback attempt by the San Francisco 49ers, yet still managed to score a victory.
For a Super Bowl that didn’t seem like it had the big time vibe of past games, the contest itself had many tense moments. There were stand-out defensive plays, ridiculous athleticism from both offenses and an amazing kickoff return for a touchdown. Even though the Ravens never trailed, the 49ers taking advantage of the power outage to slowly reel Baltimore back within striking distance was dramatic.
This is a reminder of something we take for granted. It really doesn’t matter who’s playing in the Super Bowl. You could have the Kansas City Chiefs playing the Carolina Panthers. As long as the teams are roughly equal in skill, the games are going to be pretty fun to watch.
Speaking of that power outage, here’s something schadenfreude-y.
Show of hands if you had ‘Green Energy Fail’ on your Super Bowl Bingo card.
Think about this: The Super Bowl is a multi-billion dollar game. Fortunes are spent on 30 seconds of ad time. Businesses fight and claw each other just to be kinda-sorta attached to this event. Cities lobby to host the game because they know it’s an economic boon. There’s some serious crony capitalistic shizzle going on with the American professional sport’s premier night.
And yet, even with all that money and prestige on the line, the efficiency experts couldn’t figure out how to get power to a football stadium.
If you think that’s great, just think how rad it’s going to be when the Obamatons mandate smart meters for your house.