NFL: A Few Thoughts on Super Bowl Weekend

The NFL has really grown a special product over the last 20-30 years. The Super Bowl has become an event like no other. Later on today, the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens. In my mind, there’s no clear favorite. The San Francisco 49ers are a young and versatile team. The Baltimore Ravens are older and possibly wiser.

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I will not go into a detailed discussion about both teams but there are plenty of blogs that can do that with much more detail than I can. I believe this game will come down to Joe Flacco. I believe that he is the key. If he plays well, the Baltimore Ravens will win. If he plays poorly and turns the ball over, the San Francisco 49ers will win. (I would like to wish Ray Lewis good luck. He has had an outstanding, dominating career.)

Today we learned about the new inductees into the Hall of Fame –Bill Parcells, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp, Bill Parcells, Larry Allen, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. Congratulations. This is a very strong class. I’m not gonna pay any attention to those who say that Michael Strahan got slighted. He will get in.

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  1. The day on which the Super Bowl is played, now considered by some ade factoAmericanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holiday,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl#cite_note-1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl#cite_note-2is called “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_Sunday”. It is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, afterhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(United_States).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl#cite_note-USDA-3In addition, the Super Bowl has frequently beenhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_watched_television_broadcasts#United_Statesof the year. Super Bowl XLV, played in 2011, became the most-watched American television program in history, drawing an average audience of 111 million viewers and taking over the spot held by the previous year’s Super Bowl, which itself had taken over the #1 spot held for twenty-eight years by thehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodbye,_Farewell,_and_Amen.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl#cite_note-The_Live_Feed-4The Super Bowl is also among thehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_watched_television_broadcasts#World, almost all being North American audiences, and is second tohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_football’shttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFA_Champions_Leaguefinal as the most watched annual sporting event worldwide.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl#cite_note-5

  2. bikramkumar All of those facts are true. I’m not sure what you’re trying to say. Is your point, that football,  the NFL and the Super Bowl are popular?

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