Super bowl blows minds and lights
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February 20, 2013 • Cynthia Vargas-Recio, Sports Editor
Filed under Sports
Thanks to humorous commercials, an entertaining Beyoncé halftime show, a brother vs. brother rivalry, and a thirty four minute power outage, Super Bowl XLVII was filled with excitement.
After a scoring blitz in the third quarter by the San Francisco 49ers, the Baltimore Ravens were still able to hold them off and defeat the 49ers and take home the Lombardi trophy.
The stakes were high as star linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis made his final NFL appearance and San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Colin Kaepernick made his tenth career start.
Both had high aspirations to win the game. Lewis wanted to end his NFL career on a high note; Kaepernick wanted to make a statement as the rookie that led San Francisco to their first Super Bowl since 1995.
The rivalry between the head coaches was at its peak of tension during the game. Head coach of the Ravens, John Harbaugh, would have to fight his younger brother, head coach of the 49ers, Jim Harbaugh, for the Super Bowl title.
Ravens fans were enjoying the first quarter as the 49ers struggled to keep up with Baltimore’s on spot offense. They were unable to get on the right track and the end of the first half ended with the Ravens leading 14-3.
Beyoncé gave viewers a stunning halftime performance with a surprise reunion of the famous girl group “Destiny’s Child”.
“I thought Beyoncé did pretty well and I liked when Destiny’s Child came out” junior Millie Demming said.
Shortly after the start of the second half, the stadium was struck with a power outage. Fans, players, coaches and referees were shocked. This was the first power outage in Super Bowl history. Fans were becoming impatient and players were struggling to keep loose on the sidelines. After an exhausting thirty four minutes the power came back on and the game resumed.
Minutes after, the 49ers turned on the fire and came back to win the game. Many believed that the power outage gave San Francisco the opportunity to make this astonishing comeback.
“If it wasn’t for the power outage the 49ers wouldn’t have come as far along as they did with points,” Senior Isaiah Mancha said.
At the end of the 3rd quarter the 49ers trailed the Ravens 28-23. The game was getting close and San Francisco fans were at the edge of their seats.
The 4th quarter opened up with two field goals by Baltimore giving them a wider lead against the 49ers. San Francisco had one last chance to win the game.
Kaepernick threw a pass to Michael Crabtree in the end zone. However a debatable hold by Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith kept Crabtree from catching the pass.
Baltimore ran down the clock with a safety in the last seconds of the game, allowing the Ravens to win, 34-31.
“I was really hoping the 49ers would win, but I think they’ll be back next year,” sophomore Destiny Parquette said.