Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl 2013: Random Post-Game Thoughts

I gotta say, I’m not sure I’ve ever been so happy over the result of a football game the Seahawks didn’t play in. There was no way I wanted the 49ers to win another Lombardi Trophy.

Here are my random thoughts from the game:

  • The game was much closer than I wanted. I was quite happy when it was 28-6. The 49ers comeback was not good for my stress level.
  • Joe Flacco was a deserving MVP. He played a great game. He showed elusiveness that I didn’t expect to see along with his very strong arm.
  • Jacoby Jones had to be a very close 2nd. If he had made a couple plays in the 4th quarter, I bet he would have won.
  • Both of these team demonstrated the importance of having a great offensive line.
  • Frank Gore went for 110 yards and the 49ers still lost.
  • Ray Lewis made the right choice in retiring. He wasn’t a factor.
  • Speaking of non-factors, Aldon Smith had 2 tackles and no sacks.
  • Jim Harbaugh is simply not respectable. He’s a great coach. That’s an indisputable fact. But that doesn’t mean anything. Watching him throw tantrums on the sideline, tantrums that are worse than the ones my two-year old throw, is just embarrassing. I’m sorry, but I just can’t respect an adult who acts like that, no matter how talented.
  • The 34 minute power outage is an embarrassment as well. The entire world is watching. This is the NFL’s biggest showcase. A 34 minute power outage is ultimately bad for business.
  • I don’t by that the power outage was the reason for the 49er comeback. I simply don’t. That is a good football team, they weren’t going to stay down that long. Eventually they were going to make some plays. That it happened a few minutes after the break is simply a coincidence.
  • The Seahawks will be hoisting the trophy a year from now. Mark my words. They are ready.

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  • Hanley H. Bonynge

    I think the power outage definitely had an effect on the game that helped the Niners. The Ravens had a foot on SF’s throat after Jones return and the energy was sapped following that. I think Boldin was very deserving of the MVP as well.

    The power outage just demonstrates that just because a third-world city that is known for partying has a dome doesn’t qualify it to host a Super Bowl. All the players who were bitching about the Super Bowl being outdoors in New York next season should now shut up. The Super Bowl should rotate cities that have stadiums meeting certain criteria. Indoors/outdoors not being one of them. We saw the Super Dome and Jerry-World both screw up in large ways. Football can played outdoors through the conference championship games. There is no reason it shouldn’t be that way for the Super Bowl. You want to play indoors, join the arena league.

    • 12thMan_Rising

      it definitely helped. Football is a game of emotion and the TD return had the Ravens “up” at a level that wasn’t going to make it easy for SF. I just think that the 49ers were going to make some plays anyways. The outage might have made it closer in the end, but I just believe the 49ers would have made a game of it anyways.

  • Jarod R. Martin

    You are so right about Jim. I liked him at Stanford (probably the underrespected underdog does well) but he has turned into a total a**. I think we are going to see the Niners get fewer calls as he yells more and more and loses the respect of the refs. Wouldn’t that be a shame?