Super Bowl XLVII, matching the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, is finally here. By now you know the storylines -- head coaches Jim (49ers) and John Harbaugh (Ravens) matching up, the retirement of Ray Lewis, Colin Kaepernick becoming the San Francisco starting quarterback in mid-season.
Here are some of the basics:
Game: Baltimore Ravens (13-6) vs. San Francisco 49ers (13-4-1)
Location: SuperDome, New Orleans, La.
Date/Time: 6:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, Feb. 3
TV Schedule: CBS, 5 p.m. ET. Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Steve Tasker & Solomon Wilcots.
Online: NFL Audio Pass
Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, James Lofton & Mark Malone (Field reporter)
SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Bal.), 86 (SF). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Bal.), 226 (SF).
Odds: 49ers -4
National Anthem: Alicia Keys
Halftime Show: Beyonce
If you have been paying attention, you know that I am picking the Ravens to win. You also know that you can find complete Super Bowl coverage via the SB Nation Super Bowl Hub Page.
This, sadly, is the final day the New York Giants can refer to themselves as 'Super Bowl champions.' Although they haven't been 'defending champions' for some time now.
Use this as your open thread to discuss the game, the ads, the national anthem, the halftime show, what food you have prepared for your Super Bowl feast -- just about anything. Enjoy!