Sunday, February 03, 2013

The Game

We'll see how this's been a long time since I did a live blog.

3:13 p.m.  Lots of talk during what little of the pregame festivities I watched about David Akers.  I'd just as soon not have the game come down to an Akers kick.

Beyonce wears makeup?  What's next...lip-syncing the National Anthem?

Yep, it's the Super Bowl all right - there's CBS' first commercial for The Masters...which as you may have heard, is a tradition unlike any other.

3:24 p.m.   Alicia Keys nearly breaks the 2:30 barrier!

3:36 p.m.  It definitely sounds like there are more Baltimore fans at the game than 49ers fans.

I don't dislike Jim Nantz, but of the top NFL play-by-play guys, he's my least favorite.  There's something about his work - modulated and steady - that seems a little more suited to golf than it is to football.  Al Michaels, Joe Buck and even Mike Tirico all do a better job of conveying the intensity of the moment.

3:40 p.m.  Touchdown Ravens, and the Niners have already been hurt by two key penalties.  Dear God, please don't tell me we're in for a replay of the Falcons game.

3:45 p.m., I really did not want to see that.

3:54 p.m. Nice answer, although a touchdown would have been nice.  Even better?  Ray Lewis looked old and slow on a couple of those plays.

...and Amy Poehler takes the early lead in the commercial sweepstakes.

4:05 - Good defensive series.  Nice to see us breaking through the sack barrier.  Alas, this one looks like it will be going down to the last quarter.

4:13 - Turnovers will kill you every time.  That was a big one, because we had all the momentum in the world on that drive.  Let's see if the defense can tamp things down.

We're pretty far into the game, and haven't really seen a marquee commercial yet.

4:21 - And with that, we are officially into danger-territory.

4:28 - And with that, we are moving into full blown crisis mode.  And let me be the first (I hope) to coin the phrase "Har-Brawl."

4:36 - Thank you John Harbaugh!

4:48 - Well, that was an absolute disaster.  I don't need to look it up to know that no one's ever come back from a deficit this big.

4:58 - Well, 3 is better than nothing.  We got 'em right where we want 'em!

Check out the second half here.

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