S.F. librarian recites "The Raven" after losing Super Bowl bet 

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Last week was a dreary week in San Francisco, full of weak and weary souls unable to forget that bleak game in which their proud team's championship hopes ended up as dying embers. Sorrow for the lost Super Bowl! A second championship celebration within four months in front of City Hall's door? Nevermore.

Fitting, then, as SF Weekly notes today, that the week ended with city librarian Luis Herrera reciting Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven," the work that inspired the football team's name, to make good on his losing Super Bowl bet with the Enoch Pratt Public Library of Baltimore. Because perhaps no poem better captures the wake of a heartbreaking Super Bowl defeat. Respite -- respite and nepenthe from thy memories of the Super Bowl!

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