This year’s Super Bowl came in as the third highest rated program of the year. When we look back on Super Bowl 47 we won’t remember the power outages, which there was apparently a Plan B to ensure the game was completed on Sunday Night, or necessarily the commercials. We will remember how lights out San Francisco was in the second half coming back from a twenty two point deficit to have a shot at a victory in the end.
For Oregonians, who follow the Ducks we’ll remember Ed Dickson and Haloti Ngata getting Super Bowl rings and fan favorite LaMichael James, who didn’t play the first 12 weeks of the regular season, being just a fumble away. Football is a funny game sometimes, but one thing I know. James did not seem like himself this year. I’m sure he will take the offseason to heal from his injuries of his rookie season in the NFL.
James had three carries for twenty yards, and the fumble. Going into the game no San Francisco QB had ever thrown an interception in a Super Bowl, but that changed last night too. The Baltimore Ravens were victorious on a last second goal line stand, with a VERY questionable holding call that wasn’t called, and should have been says San Franciso 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh.
Former Oregon Ducks on the Ravens had some contributions as well. Haloti Ngata had two solo tackles and a hit on San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Ed Dickson had two catches for 37 yards. Nate Neubauer on Twitter reminded me of another Dixon that picked up a ring, Dennis Dixon. The former Oregon Duck signal caller helped with the practice squad before the game and played the part of Colin Kaepernick. Dixon’s contract was for one year and has expired, but rumors are he will reunite with former Oregon Coach Chip Kelly in Philadelphia.
In the end Ray Lewis got the swan song he wanted. A final Super Bowl Victory, 34-31 over the San Francisco 49ers. In other news, with Chip Kelly in Philadelphia, Eagles fans should be kind of happy, they are a 50-1 shot for next year’s Super Bowl. Before Chip, the last two years, Philly has beaten the eventual Super Bowl Champ in the regular season.
Justin Phillips is Sports Reporter for Newsradio 1120 KPNW in Eugene, Oregon