Beyonce sang like she had something to prove at the Super Bowl, balancing out the testosterone levels on the football field with a dance-heavy performance that featured her Destiny's Child band mates and an all-female band.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Playing nearly perfectly in his Super Bowl debut, Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes to help the Baltimore Ravens take a 21-3 lead over the mistake-prone San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter Sunday.
The biggest deficit a team has ever overcome to win a Super Bowl is 10 points.
Flacco began 13 for 20 for 192 yards and the three scores. He has 11 TDs and zero interceptions this postseason. Read More
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As 26 children in white polo shirts excitedly walked to center of the Superdome field and prepared to sing, a packed Super Bowl crowd revved up by a day of partying in the Big Easy fell silent.
The chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School, nearly two months removed from a deadly shooting rampage, joined Jennifer Hudson to deliver a stirring rendition of "America the Beautiful" on Sunday that had some players on the sideline and countless fans in the stands on the verge of tears.
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NEW ORLEANS - Two weeks of hype, two weeks of wondering if the French Quarter has any monetary value or not and two weeks of learning more about the Harbaugh clan than you could ever ask for. At last, it’s Super Bowl Sunday in the Big Easy again.
New Orleans is hosting the NFL’s crown jewel for the 10th time today. For the 49ers, it’s a site that brings back warm and fuzzy feelings. The Niners annihilated the Denver Broncos 55-10 at the Superdome for their fourth Super Bowl championship in January 1990. Read More
OK, we’ve had our two weeks of all things irrelevant, including an actual breakdown of the news conference attire chosen by John and Jim Harbaugh.
We’ve had our fill of filler stories. You know, the little-known tale of the trials and tribulations of the special teams gunner. Gripping stuff that you’ll never again give a second thought.
We’ve been amused by the players who just can’t help themselves.
You just knew Randy Moss was going to stir some stank up at some point, right? Read More
NEW ORLEANS — The pistol offense has exploded this season thanks to Washington Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III and the Niners’ Colin Kaepernick, among others. But the question that has surfaced is, does the offense have staying power, or will it be a passing fad.
Niners coach Jim Harbaugh for one believes a lot of the success of the formation is predicated on the personnel utilized. Read More
Play time is over. The NFL’s meat-grinder known as the playoffs has left us with the 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, a matchup that should yield a competitive and even Super Bowl.
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NEW ORLEANS — I have to admit, I probably can’t name three Beyoncé songs. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — Jim and John Harbaugh hardly needed anything else to bring them closer together. But that was the case Thursday.
The Baltimore Ravens moved their practice from Tulane University to the New Orleans Saints’ facility, where the 49ers are also practicing. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — To the casual observer, the sight of David Akers, Andy Lee, Justin Tucker or Sam Koch waltzing down Bourbon Street this week probably wouldn’t cause too much of a commotion.
The quartet of specialists is more likely to be confused as accountants or attorneys than high-level athletes. But the kickers and punters for the 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, respectively, could have as much impact on the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII as Ray Lewis, Frank Gore or either Harbaugh brother. Read More