Super Bowl XLVII was definitely a game of firsts; the first Super Bowl to have brothers coaching against one another; the first team to attempt a fake field goal; though unsuccessful, Justin Tucker gets an A for effort. Then there's special-teamer Jacoby Jones' 108 yard record setting touchdown from a return at the opening kickoff of the second-half. And perhaps one of the more notable firsts, the 34 minute power outage in the Superdome, that had twitter flooded with funny tweets from Beyonce's half-time show using up all of the power to 49'er fans cutting the wires.
Once the game resumed, it seemed to have given the Niner's life, but the Ravens re-grouped to hold onto the win with a final defensive stand that denied the 49ers on three plays from the five; that will go down in Super Bowl history.
Yet with all of the firsts in this game, on everyone's mind or at least on Raven's fans' minds is that the Super Bowl was also going to be Ray Lewis' last game. Winning his second Super Bowl Championship, Lewis, the only remaining person from the 2000-2001 Championship team, ended his illustrious 17 year career on what many would say in a story book fashion. Quite appropriate for the former Super Bowl MVP.
The victory parade hosted by the City of Baltimore and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be held for the Super Bowl XLVII Champions, tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 5, beginning with an introduction from Mayor Rawlings-Blake at City Hall, the Ravens’ parade will kick off at 10:45 a.m. from City Hall.
Following the game, the mayor released the following statement:
“The Baltimore Ravens once again demonstrated strength, poise, and perseverance as they prevailed in Super Bowl XLVII. On behalf of the people of Baltimore, I want to congratulate Steve Bisciotti, Ozzie Newsome, Coach John Harbaugh and the players for bringing another Lombardi Trophy to our great city.”
The parade will proceed south on Commerce Street, continue to Pratt and Howard Streets, and end at M&T Bank Stadium. Following the parade will be a free celebration, rain or shine, with the team and live entertainment at M&T Bank Stadium.
Make sure to see the pre and post Super Bowl week slideshow of the Ravens, their family and fans in New Orleans.
Congratulations to the Super Bowl Champions Baltimore Ravens!