Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Sorry Habte man, I really need to stop with my schadenfreude when it comes to sports.
Its aight, I was just being a poor sport and letting personal frustrations get the best of me
The reality is both Ravens and 9ers had good seasons, it was a banner year for San Francisco as they got their division, broke out of mediocrity, stormed into the big boys of the NFL and are serious threat. As to the Ravens, well, they had a great season as well, 9-1 against great teams, undefeated at home, put the smack down on our rival the Steelers, and had as fair a loss as someone could get.
Unlike in Ace Ventura, the laces were actually out, but Harbaugh1 should have took that time out, Joe Flacco may have a near record setting 49 career wins in his four short seasons, but that brother hasn't learned the art of clock management. In reality, they were as good of games as anyone could ask for, fair, aggressive, to the wire, and as they say, any given sunday.
I won't be paying attention to the Bowl this year, yesterday was my Superbowl.
The drag, 20 weeks and more invested, that is what makes it sting. But that is sports, and I am into them precisely for their social benefits, not simply to win vicariously through the TV. That being said, its a teachable moment. For San Francisco, we learn to keep our heads up and look to our accomplishments rather then our fewer failures. For Ravens, humility, patience, and consistency, and the lesson that young teams need to learn, it takes time. This was clearly Eli's year, he called, and the one thing I always say, records don't win superbowls, and Giants came in just like Green Bay last year, an unexpected and upsetting wild-card who when they were 7-7 were even a long shot!
Now I got to eat crow from all the students I've been badgering all year, remember, I been rooting for the Ravens for the Bowl since the pre-season!