Ravens Make an All Harbaugh Super Bowl

January 20, 2013 at 10:07p    by Alex    
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Tom Brady was 67-0 at home in the playoffs when leading at halftime. Make that 67-1.

Sure, it would have been nice to see Nate Ebner get a ring, but it's also nice knowing Brady hasn't won the big one since the Lloyd Carr era at Michigan.


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buckeye_baker's picture

I trust that the media will in no way overplay the brothers on opposite sides storyline. 

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Wait you're saying Jim and John are brothers? I have not heard such lies.

The next to weeks will consist of...

Is Flacco elite
Ray Lewis retiring
Who will the parents cheer for
Will Skip Bayless cry about Tom Brady losing
Is Kaepernick better than RGIII, and Newton

In other words, no sports for me until the SB. :/

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

buckeye_baker's picture

I might watch to see if they can work up to a civil war brothers on opposite side of battle comparison. 

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

I think they will overplay it, along with the Ray Lewis storyline that's been overplayed for the past two weeks.

Alhan's picture

You might as well not tune the radio or TV to ESPN for the next two weeks, 'cause you know how much they beat you with a story if they think it is a good one.
Honestly, I think its a cool story, but after seeing they both won yesterday, I gave it the 30 seconds of "Huh, that's neat" brain capacity it deserved and moved on.

You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy

BuckeyeChief's picture

Wolverine tears? I'd much rather see him in the SB than the team that was ripped out of Cleveland and Ray Lewis.

 

"Clutch has no boundaries"

yrro's picture

But what could be better than having Ray Lewis' last game be losing in the Super Bowl?

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Only thingbetter would be he loses, then he goes to mid field, takes off his helmet, and his head explodes.

thedecline19's picture

As one of, if not the, only Ravens fan here I couldn't be happier to see Tommy cry his blue and yellow tears.
Go Ravens! (Cleveland fans, save your keystrokes.  I know you hate the Ravens, and Art, and Ray Lewis, and a lot of other stuff.  I don't care.)

lamplighter's picture

Sorry, I don't care that you don't care - but no down vote from me
I was waiting for that meteor

William's picture

Yeah I really don't care that you don't care. I mean, at least I'm not the fan of a stolen franchise, pilfered from the city of Cleveland by a piece of shit dirtbag, led by a murderer. But again, that's just my opinion. 

BrewstersMillions's picture

There's that word again-Murderer...
I get that Ray Lewis rubs people the wrong way but unless convicted of the crime of murder, one is not a murderer. I really can't believe this is still confusing people.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

RedStorm45's picture

Because the justice system is always right in this country...

Nappy's picture

I don't know if that's true.  If I go murder someone and never get convicted, that doesn't mean I'm not a murderer.  It just means there was not enough evidence to convict.  See: Simpson, OJ.

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Baroclinicity's picture

Nappy has it right.  It's all about what can be proven, since the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff.
There are plenty of times you hear jurors saying they thought he/she was guilty, but it wasn't proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  The OJ trial is one of those times.
But... this is why the Scott Peterson trial was surprising to me.  They convicted him through what I think was all circumstantial evidence.  (I'm not an attorney, so I don't know all of the ins and outs with trial law.)
 

buckeyedude's picture

OJ Simpson would agree completely with your comments.
Just because a person is acquitted, doesn't mean they didn't commit the crime. It just means that a lawyer flim-flammed a gullible jury.

 
 

BrewstersMillions's picture

And just because he isn't likeable and plays for a team that was once the Cleveland Browns doesn't mean he did the killing himself.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

William's picture

Prepare for a run-on. No but the fact that the kids were seen being pulled in the limo that Ray Lewis rented, along with the fact that their blood was found in said limo, along with the fact that two of Lewis's accomplices were seen purchasing knives a few days prior to the incident that they never could find, or the fact that Ray Lewis's suit he was wearing that night magically disappeared too, leads me to believe that he was 1) a murderer or 2) a murderer. 

BrewstersMillions's picture

That all adds up to what we already know-two kids were killed. It doesn't do anything to convince me Ray Lewis did it himself. That's my point.

4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off

William's picture

Why did Ray Lewis's suit disappear then, and why did one of the women testify to Lewis saying "I can't let my career end like this" or something to that effect? I understand that he wasn't convicted, but he plead out of his murder charges. If he wasn't guilty or a party to the acts, why would the NFL fine him so much for an obstruction of justice offense? 

BrewstersMillions's picture

The NFL fining him for obstruction doesn't mean he's a murderer. Nothing that has come out indicates he actually did it and I'm guessing that if who ever prosecuted him had him for murder, he would not have gotten out of it and plead down. The NFL didn't say "Ok Ray, you owe us X dollars because you killed that guy". Obstruction of justice isn't murder but calling someone an obstructioner doesn't ring the right way so Murderer is the name Ray is stuck with.
I do find it fascinating that Ray Lewis is treated with such venom while Donte Stallworth-who actually did kill a guy and admitted to doing so, and Leonard Little-who actually killed a guy and admitted to doing so-aren't brought up as much. Its the selective nature of criticism. Stallworth and Little actually killed human beings and at no point in their careers were they subjected to the same treatment alleged murderer Ray Lewis is subjected to.
Of course, they didn't play for the Ravens so there's that. Also, neither player was ever the best at their position at any point in their careers let alone considered the best ever as Lewis is by some. Also, Stallworth and Little aren't vocal and didn't land in front of a camera every chance they had. The point remains the same-two guys who actually did what Lewis was accused of aren't subjected to the same flak as a guy who was only charged with the crime.

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William's picture

Oh I think Stallworth should be in prison. The dude killed someone while driving inebriated and the same goes for Little. That doesn't change my opinion about Ray Lewis. 

Baroclinicity's picture

Stallworth was vilified plenty in Cleveland.

There is also a difference between manslaughter and murder. Rae Carruth does not equal Donte Stallworth. And if Ray Lewis did it, that too would not equal Stallworth.

Apples and oranges.

Baroclinicity's picture

I just don't see how Baltimore area people could support an owner that did to us Clevelanders (or Cleveland fans) the same thing that the Colts owner did to them back in the early 80s.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Sometimes, the best spoken words are no words at all.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

No Brady or Rodgers in the SB? 
Finally a SB where I can just watch without caring who wins.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

johnblairgobucks's picture

Joe Flaco showed me something today, he is better than I ever gave him credit for.  Hope the 49ers roll them Birds up in the SuperBowl. 
After having the NFL on display the past 2 weeks, anyone who thinks a NCAA team could beat and NFL team is not watching the game closely enough.

buckeyestu's picture

@william: gosh you said that better than i could have. hoping the 49ers stomp the ravens.

RedStorm45's picture

Anyone else sick of ray Lewis' over dramatic charade? The dude is flat out annoying.  Quit crying after every game.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Easy for you to say.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

cbusbuckeye's picture

Killed 2 people and has 6 kids from 4 different women...real stand up guy. 
Edit: this was supposed to reply to redstorm

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Does he take care of his kids?

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BuckGnome's picture

I just hope Lewis doesn't shiv anybody in all the excitement.

LouGroza's picture

Over/Under hearing the name Harbaugh by super bowl time is at about TEN MILLION or so...

jestertcf's picture

The only thing I think I am looking forward to is the passing of the guard. From Ray Lewis to to Patrick Willis, the new undoubted best MLB in the league.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

Buck_Michigan's picture

I don't know if I can even watch this game...As a Browns fans I want to see the Ravens lose, but as someone that absolutely despises Jim Harbaugh and his ridiculously large jaw I want the 49ers to lose too.  Why did Atlanta have to choke?  Blah...

2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate:  UFM:  "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Niners have more Buckeyes on their roster than any other team in the NFL. That good enough?

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Buck_Michigan's picture

I suppose it's good enough...hell it's all I've got.

2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate:  UFM:  "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."

PierogyJim's picture

Would have been nice if skunk weasel Jim Harbaugh also shed sweet wolverine tears.

M Man's picture

With Tom Brady headed to the Hall of Fame, and both Harbaugh brothers in the Super Bowl (the culmination of a coaching tree with very heavy roots in Ann Arbor), I don't see this as much of a cause for Wolverine tears.
Little Jim Harbaugh, son of Michigan Assistant Coach Jack Harbaugh, congratulates Rick Leach on a Michigan t.d.:

Baroclinicity's picture

Surprising there are no UM representatives in the SB other than the coaches except for an 11yr veteran C (Jonathan Goodwin).
 

BuckeyeSki's picture

Mike Hart is going to be there....he got AWESOME seats!

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M Man's picture

I hadn't even thought of that.  What a rare phenomenon; to have no real Michigan player-presence in a Super Bowl.  Mario Manningham's late season torn ACL did it.
With zero guys on the Ravens' roster, Ohio will be rooting for Jim Harbaugh's 49ers I presume.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

No and yes. No to because of no Buckeyes on the Ravens roster, yes because Art Modell.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Isn't Braylon still hanging around the Bay Area?

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Jack Harbaugh, their Dad, was born and grew up in tiny Crestline, Ohio, so once again, Ohio is THE source of all good playing and coaching talent ............
By the way, thought Jimmy was gonna pop an artery after that call late in the 4th last night. He needs to chill or he will be having esophagal spasms some day....

Buck_Michigan's picture

and both John/Jim Harbaugh were born in Toledo, OH....seems like a lot of HC's were born in Toledo.  I think Jerry Glanville was from Maumee...a suburb of Toledo and of course our own Urban Meyer.

2012 Beat Michigan Tail gate:  UFM:  "Let’s beat the sh*t out of Michigan, have a good night."

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Crawford Coounty, Ohio has big ties to coaches.  Jack Harbaugh and Crestline as well as Jon Gruden's dad, Jim, who I believe once coached/taught at nearby Galion.

Class of 2010.

GV9's picture

One play that struck me is the one in the fourth quarter where on 4th down, in Ravens territory, Tom Brady opted to throw that ball instead of scampering four yards ahead for a first down.  There was only a big lineman chasing him and he could have made the marker without a problem.  For the life of me I can't figure why he threw that anemic pass instead.  That was pretty much the game right there.  RUN FOR IT TOM! ... and your team is likely playing in the Big Game two weeks from now.   

JakeBuckeye's picture

Sure, you are allowed to hate Jim Harbaugh for his Michigan roots and the Ravens because they're rivals to the Browns, but downplaying the significance of two BROTHERS coaching against each other in the SUPER BOWL (the biggest sporting event in America) is just downright silly. The Ray Lewis storyline is fascinating as well, whether you love him or hate him. This Super Bowl is filled with movie like storylines. Heck, this Super Bowl feels like a movie!