Well, it's finally here. After two weeks of revelry and a Russell Wilson media takeover, Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. I would be lying if I told you that I was particularly excited for the game - I am still a little bitter that the Seahawks' season is over and even more bitter that the 49ers are still alive, but that's the nature of fandom.
Still, I'll watch the game, and I'll appreciate just how good both of these teams are. The Niners look better on paper, but the Ravens have beaten some of the NFL's elite on their march to New Orleans - first dispatching Peyton Manning and the Broncos and then moving past Tom Brady and the Patriots, with both games on the road, so I actually do think that anything can happen.
I'm sure you're planning on watching, so here's what you need to know:
Teams: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers
Kickoff time: 3:30p.m. PST / 6:30p.m. EST
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
Current odds: 49ers favored by 3.5 (All odds are updated here)
Halftime show performance: Beyonce
National anthem: Alicia Keys
The Field Gulls front page is Super Bowl optimized today so make sure you head over there to check out all our stories on the game -- I'm proud of all of the in-depth analysis we've done on the Super Bowl since Seattle lost to Atlanta, all despite our unenviable position of seeing a hated divisional rival get to enjoy the two weeks knowing they'd be playing for the Lombardi Trophy. Bunch of goddamn professionals, this lot.
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