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NFL Super Bowl XLVII // NFL 2012/13 Season

Published by Will Davies

It’s here! We’ve invested 5 months in the regular season, all building up to tonight, and it’s the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans playing host to the greatest show on turf, the Super Bowl!! The Baltimore Ravens are facing off against the San Francisco 49ers (2330 – Sky Sports / BBC2, 1830 – CBS in the US). All the pertinent info about the teams, their seasons and the matchups can be found in the preview posts, but this sporting-showcase isn’t just about the football; it’s a whole bigger spectacle than that. Before the big game the American National Anthem will be sung by Alicia Keys and this year’s Halftime Show will be a performance by Beyonce – so there’ll be something to watch for those not-quite-so obsessed with the game itself. If you are going to watch only one game of NFL per season, the Super Bowl should be that game. Line up some drinks, open up some snacks, sit back (in a comfortable chair) and enjoy.




  • superbowl baby!

    http://instagram.com/p/VSHFoquItD/

    matchbox twenty + cheerleaders = awesome :)

  • Given I have a colleague who cheers for them, I guess I'm going Ravens tonight...

  • I'll be here, for a while at least. BBC coverage starts at 11pm.

  • I'm so up for this. 3hr nap under my belt means I'm going to the end. (Despite work tomorrow)

  • Mashable have a love stream for the puppy bowl. The game has not started yet.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppy_Bowl

    Can't see Bernie doing the equivalent of that

  • Mashable have a love stream for the puppy bowl. The game has not started yet.

    Of course the Mashable link would be useful

    mashable.com/2013…uppy-bowl-online/

  • Gonna sort some nibbles out ready.

  • its my works birthday today so hopefully there'll be some good food to eat while we're watching. goooo purple!

  • I'm thinking Brian Cox should have been on earlier, and the Top Gear ep tonight would have made a good intro to the Super Bowl given the American theme...

  • its my works birthday today so hopefully there'll be some good food to eat while we're watching. goooo purple!

    I get the impression that if there was an official sidepodcast colour it would be purple

  • I get the impression that if there was an official sidepodcast colour it would be purple

    But the logo does look more '9er red than Ravens-purple.

  • **points at team launch headers on the right** They're def purple though :p

  • **points at team launch headers on the right** They're def purple though :p

    Although the main colour for the front page and the features looks more Lions-blue.

  • Reminder to set your final Fantasy line-ups

  • Reminder to set your final Fantasy line-ups

    I need a time machine to go back and set my original and subsequent line ups to be much better

  • for any lurkers new to sidepodcast, do be sure you've read this collection of awesome preview posts:

    sidepodcast.com/p…er-bowl-baby-yeah

    sidepodcast.com/p…ace-in-super-bowl

    sidepodcast.com/p…tale-two-brothers

    and then say "hi" right here :)

  • @InfostradaLive

    There are five teams with a perfect track record in #superbowl, including the San Francisco 49ers (5-0) and Baltimore Ravens (1-0).

    https://twitter.c…98197954446118914

  • There are five teams with a perfect track record in #superbowl, including the San Francisco 49ers (5-0) and Baltimore Ravens (1-0).

    presumably that doesn't include anyone who's never got there. or have all had at least one shot?

  • presumably that doesn't include anyone who's never got there. or have all had at least one shot?

    A few of us have never gotten there, my own Texans included.

  • A few of us have never gotten there, my own Texans included.

    still... perfect record :)

  • presumably that doesn't include anyone who's never got there. or have all had at least one shot?

    It doesn't include any team who has not got there or any team that has got there and not won

  • It doesn't include any team who has not got there or any team that has got there and not won

    :) :)

  • https://en.wikipe…_Super_Bowl_crown

  • A few of us have never gotten there, my own Texans included.

    No AFC Champs either

  • The one that always baffles me is the Buffalo Bills who made four successive Super Bowls and lost the lot

  • No AFC Champs either

    Given we've only existed for 10 years and only ever made the playoffs twice; the last two seasons...

  • Given we've only existed for 10 years and only ever made the playoffs twice; the last two seasons...

    I'll give you that one. The Chargers have the same number to their name, and they've been around since 1966.

  • I'll give you that one. The Chargers have the same number to their name, and they've been around since 1966.

    ...wait, they got to SBXXIX in 94.

  • ...wait, they got to SBXXIX in 94.

    Yep. 8 years before we existed.

    Although, the Oilers never won it either, and have also reached the super bowl just once. In 1999, after they'd left Houston and became the Titans.

  • Mercedes Superbowl commercial courtesy of F1 Badger

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=oPNr0_6MnDo

  • Mercedes Superbowl commercial courtesy of F1 Badger

    awesome. famous actor, famous actress, famous singer... who the hell is in the f1 car?

  • Mercedes should've launched their new car in that vid as well.

  • If we're on about SuperBowl commercials...

    Lincoln cars: http://youtu.be/JrHhpuWWte8

  • Mercedes should've launched their new car in that vid as well.

    That would make a great launch

  • awesome. famous actor, famous actress, famous singer... who the hell is in the f1 car?

    If you stop it at 1:12 it looks like Clarkson

  • BBC Super Bowl coverage is online now :-)

  • Lincoln cars: http://youtu.be/JrHhpuWWte8

    wil wheaton :)

  • wil wheaton :)

    Indeed. :)

  • Curse you

    wil wheaton :)

  • Derek Swan. Loved him. Those are the Steelers from back in the day. *wistful*

  • Lincoln ad beats Mercedes hands down. Odd to have to car manufacturers. Most major events have exclusion clauses for sponsors so that there could only be one automotive manufacturer

  • Curse you

    :)

  • Anyone else able to hear 7 Nation Army going round the crowd already?

  • Lincoln ad beats Mercedes hands down. Odd to have to car manufacturers. Most major events have exclusion clauses for sponsors so that there could only be one automotive manufacturer

    not in the tv ads surely?

  • Anyone else able to hear 7 Nation Army going round the crowd already?

    Yup.

    Lincoln ad beats Mercedes hands down. Odd to have to car manufacturers. Most major events have exclusion clauses for sponsors so that there could only be one automotive manufacturer

    Is there a VW one this year?

  • not in the tv ads surely?

    If I was spending what one of those two are spending on a Super Bowl ad I would insist on exclusivity

  • I hope that the build up coverage is only going to repeat what has been written on here ;)

  • Evening everyone.

    Go 49'ers!

    Kai around?

  • I hope that the build up coverage is only going to repeat what has been written on here ;)

    If they don't mention anything we did Mr C should do the preview post next season

  • If they don't mention anything we did Mr C should do the preview post next season

    :)

  • Jim Harbaugh's son works as a sprint coach for the Ravens. How did we all miss that?

  • Is there a VW one this year?

    Yes.

    Is there a VW one this year?

    There are a couple. This is one.

    https://www.youtu…tch?v=9H0xPWAtaa8

  • Go 49'ers!

    Evening there. I'm in the '9ers camp as well tonight - having said that, the storylines point to a Ray Lewis win.

  • Kai around?

    hi

  • Evening there. I'm in the '9ers camp as well tonight - having said that, the storylines point to a Ray Lewis win.

    And then my fourth QB in a row goes down

  • Kai03/02/2013 at 23:08:47

    Kai around?

    hi

    "I want cake now! Why can't have cake now?"

  • Backing Ravens, head says 49ers will win though.

    But then I'm 6 wins from 6 teams cheered so far this weekend...

  • predictions then.

    - winner?

    - who'll be ahead by half time?

    - how long until steven falls alseep?

  • Just a reminder for those on the BBC, you can choose the 5L commentary featuring the Monday Night Football team of Fletch and Rocky via the red button.

  • There are a couple. This is one.

    and this one.

    https://www.youtu…Q#aid=P76UEsVdMlg

  • streets!

  • predictions then.

    '9ers / Ravens / ~2 minute warning in the 3rd.

  • "I want cake now! Why can't have cake now?"

    :) That's what I think every time I see him.

  • predictions then.

    - winner?

    - who'll be ahead by half time?

    - how long until steven falls alseep?

    - 49'ers.

    - 49'ers by 3.

    - Offside on mr. C, 10 yard penalty, repeat 1st down...

  • predictions then.

    As it said in at least a couple of the preview posts our prediction record is abysmal. 49ers for me though

    - how long until steven falls alseep?

    OI!!

  • Belichick and the Patriots really ruined those Super Bowl introductions with the whole team entry thing :-0

  • OI!!

    #sorrysteven

  • I'm 5-5 :-)

  • I wanted Peterson to run out with an orange peanut

  • Dunno bout Steven but I'm gonna go with me falling asleep at half time...

    #BoringBeyonce

  • #BoringBeyonce

    you take that back!!

  • But three of my losses were by picking the Ravens to lose :-)

  • you take that back!!

    I'm a rock fan. Gimme Bruce back!

  • She has 12 minutes to do her thing... Destiny's Child?? #Prediction

  • I'm a rock fan. Gimme Bruce back!

    I'm pretty sure he was plastered.

  • She has 12 minutes to do her thing... Destiny's Child?? #Prediction

    Definitely.

  • Definitely.

    She has hinted that there might be people alongside her... rather than just guest-starring (like Madonna had).

  • She has 12 minutes to do her thing... Destiny's Child?? #Prediction

    Destiny's Child are definitely there and part of her show

  • She has hinted that there might be people alongside her... rather than just guest-starring (like Madonna had).

    and I saw on the 'news' that one of the 'children' has this weekend blocked on her schedule. Michelle, I think.

  • Destiny's Child are definitely there and part of her show

    with the new album they have coming out, it would be a missed opportunity not to.

  • A few of us have never gotten there, my own Texans included.

    still... perfect record :)

    And then, there is the other "perfect" record held by the Buffalo Bills and Minn Vikings that of a prefect 0-4 loss record....

  • Now a Hyundai ad. Is there any car company not doing something at the Super Bowl

  • Hope they remind us other car manufacturers are available.

  • Now a Hyundai ad. Is there any car company not doing something at the Super Bowl

    Seen any sign of Pagani yet? >_>

  • That's the only award Jason Witten will win while he's at the Cowboys.

  • 26 kids from Sandy Hook elementary.

  • That's the only award Jason Witten will win while he's at the Cowboys.

    HEY!!!!!!

  • How much fake tan does the guy doing the digning have on

  • How much fake tan does the guy doing the digning have on

    he looks crazy, like a cartoon character.

  • How much fake tan does the guy doing the digning have on

    I'm expecting him to go Ayyyyyyyyyyyy.

  • How much fake tan does the guy doing the digning have on

    +1

  • HEY!!!!!!

    Must... Resist... Urge...

  • Poignant.

  • Poignant.

    First time I read that I thought it said pregnant

  • Poignant.

    The local news said they wanted to spread their motto after the massacre, that they choose love.

    Well done, kiddos.

  • Evening!

  • Nice to have the choir involved, shame about the singer.

  • Evening!

    hullo chap!

  • Evening!

    Hi there.

  • She sounds like she is going for the long drawn out tortured version so favoured by singers at sports events

  • Is the anthem sponsored by BlackBerry 10?

  • Why was that man doing a "Hulk Hogan" pose during the anthem??!

  • Is the anthem sponsored by BlackBerry 10?

    lol

  • they put words on the screens? mega karaoke.

  • Why was that man doing a "Hulk Hogan" pose during the anthem??!

    He's signing it. But he also looks like the superhero Dr. Suntan

  • I really really want to watch the half time show.. Beyonceeeeeeeeee!!! but i'm just so so exhausted right now, so i'll be catching that on reply. Just wanted to say i hope you all enjoy it! And watch out for B's announcement of her tourr!!! :)

  • He's signing it. But he also looks like the superhero Dr. Suntan

    :)

  • I really really want to watch the half time show.. Beyonceeeeeeeeee!!! but i'm just so so exhausted right now, so i'll be catching that on reply. Just wanted to say i hope you all enjoy it! And watch out for B's announcement of her tourr!!! :)

    Helouuuuuuu. :)

  • I really really want to watch the half time show.. Beyonceeeeeeeeee!!! but i'm just so so exhausted right now, so i'll be catching that on reply. Just wanted to say i hope you all enjoy it! And watch out for B's announcement of her tourr!!! :)

    she's touring? must go (again) :)

  • Ol' Ray is crying already.

  • I really really want to watch the half time show.. Beyonceeeeeeeeee!!! but i'm just so so exhausted right now, so i'll be catching that on reply. Just wanted to say i hope you all enjoy it! And watch out for B's announcement of her tourr!!! :)

    Hi Lou. Are you planning on watching the start of the game?

  • Oh look, it's the mandatory American army segment. The Super Bowl doesn't count unless that bit's shown.

  • she's touring? must go (again) :)

    Outside? It will be on iTunes soon

  • Outside? It will be on iTunes soon

    i go outside for beyonce, bruce and the manic street preachers ;)

  • Yes, ok Alicia, you're done. Move along.

  • I suppose a flypast is pointless or at least very difficult indoors

  • Oh look, it's the mandatory American army segment. The Super Bowl doesn't count unless that bit's shown.

    So many people forget completely about those serving abroad. I'm glad they include them in major events.

  • @Cmdr_Hadfield: Tonight's finale: The centre of the action: New Orleans - I can see the Superdome! I hope you all enjoy the #Superbowl! pic.twitter.com/ooQZsUMl

  • I suppose a flypast is pointless or at least very difficult indoors

    :)

  • i go outside for beyonce, bruce and the manic street preachers ;)

    Beyonce and the Manics are definitely worth going outside for :-)

  • http://t.co/ooQZsUMl

  • i go outside for, bruce ;)

    Good game good game

  • Owww my ears... It was fine until she started screaching. #NotReallyMySortOfMusic

  • she's touring? must go (again) :)

    she's not touring... yet. Rumour is there is gonna be a big announcement tonight. Called 'The Mrs Carter Show' or something i think. SO EXCITED! :)

  • Hello all!

  • Good game good game

    ... not that one!

  • Hello all!

    hey ya!

  • ... not that one!

    Awwwww... But it'd be nice to see him, to see him nice.

  • she's not touring... yet. Rumour is there is gonna be a big announcement tonight. Called 'The Mrs Carter Show' or something i think. SO EXCITED! :)

    let us know which you're going to.

  • Flacco does have that amazing deep ball.

  • Finally a sidepodcast live event that I can actually be a part of!

  • Finally a sidepodcast live event that I can actually be a part of!

    it's our turn to comment at 4am.

  • Finally a sidepodcast live event that I can actually be a part of!

    yay!

  • Hi Lou. Are you planning on watching the start of the game?

    Heya, probably not, I've gotta drive back to Farnham first thing tomorrow to hand in MY DISSERTATION! (AHHHH!)... plus my eyes are suggesting it's bedtime soon but will certainly catch bits online tomorrow :) Just wanted to pop in cause i miss you all!

  • bout time if you ask me ; )

  • @MoveTheSticks: Ravens send out seven captains… 49ers Alex Smith is a captain << interesting

  • I'm here till about halftime.

  • let us know which you're going to.

    i've spent so much money on gig tickets of late, but if i go i'll be the London one.. but she's not toured the UK for a long long time, so fingers crossed this is a big tour!

  • Jerome Boger. He must've bribed someone a lot of money to get this gig. Hopeless.

  • i've spent so much money on gig tickets of late, but if i go i'll be the London one.. but she's not toured the UK for a long long time, so fingers crossed this is a big tour!

    was destiny's last time i saw her. aaaages.

  • Heya, probably not, I've gotta drive back to Farnham first thing tomorrow to hand in MY DISSERTATION! (AHHHH!)... plus my eyes are suggesting it's bedtime soon but will certainly catch bits online tomorrow :) Just wanted to pop in cause i miss you all!

    We miss you too. Now go to bed :)

  • Heya, probably not, I've gotta drive back to Farnham first thing tomorrow to hand in MY DISSERTATION! (AHHHH!)... plus my eyes are suggesting it's bedtime soon but will certainly catch bits online tomorrow :) Just wanted to pop in cause i miss you all!

    Oh and good luck with the dissertation

  • Oh and good luck with the dissertation

    #seconded (but still watch the start)

  • Game Center for anyone who wants the drive chart: www.nfl.com/gamec…p;menu=drivechart

  • was destiny's last time i saw her. aaaages.

    My housemate is a huge fan of hers and she's so excited for a possible tour, it's been years!

    Anyways, I've gotta head off, (honestly my eyes are so blood shot and ridiculous - stupid dissertation and 3 weeks of very little sleep), but much love to you all, someone scream at Beyonce for me :)

  • Oh and good luck with the dissertation

    #seconded (but still watch the start)

    #thirded

  • Heya, probably not, I've gotta drive back to Farnham first thing tomorrow to hand in MY DISSERTATION! (AHHHH!)... plus my eyes are suggesting it's bedtime soon but will certainly catch bits online tomorrow :) Just wanted to pop in cause i miss you all!

    Best of luck tomorrow. Huge day.

  • Oh and good luck with the dissertation

    hehe cheers, luckily it's just handing the damn thing in tomorrow. So everyone pray for no major accident on the m25! :) There will be tears when i put it in the box and get back to the house and DONT HAVE TO WRITE ANYTHING! :D

    Will be back very soon i hope! xx

  • #thirded

    #nplusoned

  • Kick off now

  • hehe cheers, luckily it's just handing the damn thing in tomorrow. So everyone pray for no major accident on the m25! :) There will be tears when i put it in the box and get back to the house and DONT HAVE TO WRITE ANYTHING! :D

    PHEW. Congrats.

  • Kick off now

    BBC TV

  • These guys are probably so happy to finally play. the. game.

  • These guys are probably so happy to finally play. the. game.

    Can't be easy to stand about respectfully for two national anthems

  • '9ers need points on the board early... avoiding the slow start.

  • Illegal formation. Stupid thing to get a penalty for

  • Illegal formation. Stupid thing to get a penalty for

    A gimmie.

  • Can't be easy to stand about respectfully for two national anthems

    and 2 weeks of non stop media.

  • I went to watch the NFL at Wembley. I hope this is a little more interesting...

  • One persons stands in the wrong place and it is the difference between gaining 20+ yards in one play and losing 12 after 3

  • Well, that stunk as a drive....

  • Flacco's completion % is pretty low, but he's protected the football.

  • Flacco's completion % is pretty low, but he's protected the football.

    Although something like 0 INT on deep balls.

  • Good start by the Ravens

  • Although something like 0 INT on deep balls.

    And 0 this postseason too

  • red zone

  • Nice block brooks!

  • Threw that one away

  • Flag on the play

  • False start

  • D

  • Ah, you're about 15 seconds ahead of me

  • Crap.

  • yay!

  • 49ers have been horrible on both sides of the ball

  • yes!

  • Touchdown Raaaaaaaaaay-vens

  • 49ers have been horrible on both sides of the ball

    Hopefully it's just nerves and they'll settle in.

  • 49ers have been horrible on both sides of the ball

    Just found out my dad is rooting for the 49'ers. It is going to be a rout for the Ravens.....

  • Just checked my fantasy picks and discovered I have none for this game. They were there when I checked earlier tonight

  • Just checked my fantasy picks and discovered I have none for this game. They were there when I checked earlier tonight

    Oops. Forgot to do mine.

  • I've cheered for Ireland, England, Italy, Ipswich Town, Cambridge City & Mayo GAA so far this weekend... All have won.

    @InfostradaLive

    Ravens TD. Teams that posted the first score (points) in a #superbowl have gone on to win on 30 of 46 occasions (65%).

    Come on Ravens :)

  • I've cheered for Ireland, England, Italy, Ipswich Town, Cambridge City & Mayo GAA so far this weekend... All have won.

    I saw some of the Italy game today. Couldn't believe they beat France

  • San Francisco seem to always start slowly, but will the Ravens gift them enough?

  • Ravens had 3 open receivers on their TD

  • Crabtree does a good job to get the 1st down

  • Dear Superbowl sponours: For $4 million dollars I will gladly give you 30 seconds of my time to peddle your products.... please send to

    Jordan F1

    c/o Sidepodcast Towers

    Rockall, U. K.

  • Cheeky 3-back-set there, gets ~nothing

  • Rockall, U. K.

    heh. although we've moved :)

  • heh. although we've moved :)

    WHat?

  • WHat?

    last year sometime. now the postman can actually deliver :)

    http://sidepodcast.com/contact

  • Kaep is a double-threat Fantasy player with those runs.

  • heh. although we've moved :)

    WHat?

    Yup, i Have taken over Rockall.....

  • last year sometime. now the postman can actually deliver :)

    Why didn't you just apply for a sub Post Office on Rockall

  • Yup, i Have taken over Rockall.....

    you're welcome to it, it was freezing.

  • Why didn't you just apply for a sub Post Office on Rockall

    ...lack of space.

  • Wide open

  • woah! nice catch.

  • Could've dropped that one

  • Yup, i Have taken over Rockall.....

    you're welcome to it, it was freezing.

    Wimpes, in Tundraland, the temperature is below zero fahrenheit.....

  • Through his hands

  • Where was the flag?

  • Great Ravens defense :-)

  • FG time... uhoh

  • Where was the flag?

    What for?

  • Has Kaepernick got the playbook tattooed on his arms?

  • Where was the flag?

    face mask on QB and offside on the play previously....

  • Reed off to the lockerroom?

  • Reed off to the lockerroom?

    Collision with Vernon Davies. Looks like it could be a knee injury

  • Collision with Vernon Davies. Looks like it could be a knee injury

    Flacco can give him loads of time to recover with a long drive.

  • Beyonce!

  • Flacco is the best at those throws.

  • Reed's back

  • How did Flacco make that?

  • Wow. Needed.

  • Holy crap!

  • What a throw!

  • Phil Rivers had >one of those this season... too short and INT

  • That was amazing.

  • Beyonce!

    i missed her. in the crowd?

  • I refer you to my previous assertion that Flacco's the best at that. Even Eli Manning can't match him for escaping like that.

  • i missed her. in the crowd?

    on the CBS ticker

  • Alright Joe, enough shoeing off.

  • on the CBS ticker

    oh i did see that. hoped she was watching too.

  • "I want cake now!"

  • Beyonce!

    Just an ad for the half time show before the first quarter is finished

  • Finally sacked him

  • Commentators calling illegal contact, but I think they were both at it

  • Joe holds on despite grabby hands.

  • Free cake for that sack!

  • "I want cake now!"

    :^)

  • Free cake for that sack!

    Hmmmmmm cake.

  • Hey it's a Fido commerical. Yaaaay! He's been found!

  • Harbaugh parents on TV, everybody drink.

  • Harbaugh parents on TV, everybody drink.

    Wonder which son's tickets they used

  • Harbaugh parents on TV, everybody drink.

    Wonder which son's tickets they used

    Their first dinner togehter as a family afterwards is going to be quite awkward.....

  • Fumble...?

  • Didn't look down to me at first look.

  • Wow, it IS a fumble!

  • Nowhere near being down.

  • There were at least two hands in his face

  • Reply is clear. Fumble.

  • Unless they rule forward progress - which it doesn't seem they did

  • That's live and out. Bingo. Turnover.

  • No way was he down before that was loose.

  • If that was a fumble why stop the game?

  • If that was a fumble why stop the game?

    Was the guy who picked it up ruled down at any point?

  • If that was a fumble why stop the game?

    As a turnover, it's a change of possession. Those are automatically reviewed aren't they? That'll take a moment...

  • He jumped on it, contact?

  • last year sometime. now the postman can actually deliver :)

    WHAT. I thought you were against real post.

    Although I'm quite impressed you took over Fort Dunlop. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Dunlop

    Lots more space for the servers, that must be when the site got quicker. I assume you turned that tower into Mission Control and an Observation Deck.. fantastic views of...the M6.

    (I'm not really here.. physically or mentally it seems)

  • As a turnover, it's a change of possession. Those are automatically reviewed aren't they? That'll take a moment...

    But it looked like they stopped the game before te player who recovered the fumble could do anything with the ball

  • If that was a fumble why stop the game?

    In answer to your question, Ravens player was down by contact.

  • In answer to your question, Ravens player was down by contact.

    OK

  • WHAT. I thought you were against real post.

    we are mostly. people can be quite insistent though.

    Lots more space for the servers, that must be when the site got quicker. I assume you turned that tower into Mission Control and an Observation Deck.. fantastic views of...the M6.

    just one corner. but we gots BIG plans :)

  • just one corner. but we gots BIG plans :)

    I genuinely thought it was a forwarding address since you hate telling people where you really are. :) Sounds intriguing.

  • Phew.

  • I genuinely thought it was a forwarding address since you hate telling people where you really are. :) Sounds intriguing.

    it's a bit of both. we aren't living there, but we could record podcasts and stuff if we wanted to. the next decade will be exciting though ;)

  • it's a bit of both. we aren't living there, but we could record podcasts and stuff if we wanted to. the next decade will be exciting though ;)

    Glad you're not living there. Prefer to think you have a proper house :-)

  • Glad you're not living there. Prefer to think you have a proper house :-)

    nah, we dream of building and living in a bunker. a proper house is just a temporary thing.

  • it's a bit of both. we aren't living there, but we could record podcasts and stuff if we wanted to. the next decade will be exciting though ;)

    Decade?? It's not so long ago you were not prepared to commit to a season

  • TD Ravens.

  • TD Ravens Pitta

  • nah, we dream of building and living in a bunker. a proper house is just a temporary thing.

    If you get a good deal on a secondary bunker, let me know. I quite like the idea myself!

  • nah, we dream of building and living in a bunker. a proper house is just a temporary thing.

    I'll take the tower then, I'd like an observation tower, if it has a lift.

  • Decade?? It's not so long ago you were not prepared to commit to a season

    we've nailed it now. fixed the things we didn't like and do more of what we do like. i wouldn't promise to do exactly this for the next ten years, but i think we're both up for creating and innovating long term.

  • If you get a good deal on a secondary bunker, let me know. I quite like the idea myself!

    I'll take the tower then, I'd like an observation tower, if it has a lift.

    we'll take over a whole series of grand designs.

  • Flacco in post-season has 10 TD and 0 INT.

  • I quite fancy a bunker with a tower.

  • it's a bit of both. we aren't living there, but we could record podcasts and stuff if we wanted to. the next decade will be exciting though ;)

    We should all move there and make many websites. We'd have to move it to the coast though, I couldn't live away from the sea.

    What about a SuperDome?

    Dammit I said I wasn't going to watch this.

  • Did he say buffalo wing?

  • Dohh INT. No-one near.

  • Dohh INT. No-one near.

    FLAG.

  • Where was he throwing it? No-one near, seemingly. Guess he just got too much air.

  • 49ers may as well turn it into a fight because they are horrible when it is a football game

  • FLAG.

    After the play for fisticuffs

  • Flags will offset

  • bit noisy :)

  • They'll flag each team, flags will offset. My guess anyway

  • What about a SuperDome?

    bit noisy :)

  • Flags will offset

    explain that one to me?

  • What about a SuperDome?

    Not if you kick out 80,000 people. Much quieter then

  • I quite fancy a bunker with a tower.

    I must say I thought that I thought Hohenwefen castle would be more your speed.

    en.wikipedia.org/…/Burg_Hohenwerfen

    Although I guess Sidepodcast fears to go "Where Eagles Dare*".....

    *Yup its that castle.....

  • 49ers may as well turn it into a fight because they are horrible when it is a football game

    hehe

    FYI - I don't have a fave in this game. I just want a good game. I like Colin and I like Flacco.

  • explain that one to me?

    They gave equal penalties against each team so they cancel each other out

  • They gave equal penalties against each team so they cancel each other out

    cheers.

  • explain that one to me?

    A foul that offset means that fouls are called on both teams, and it doesn't matter what they are, or how many, but they cancel each other out as if they didn't happen

  • They gave equal penalties against each team so they cancel each other out

    The penalties don't have to be equal, they just offset by rule. But in this case, they were euqal

  • I must say I thought that I thought Hohenwefen castle would be more your speed.

    I could handle that but like Pat I need to be near the sea

  • Alex Smith is staying warmed up on the sidelines...

  • Alex Smith is staying warmed up on the sidelines...

    I had him in my fantasy selection before they all disappeared

  • I had him in my fantasy selection before they all disappeared

    Bad times. That would really have been a bold choice.

  • That Bolden drop was only his 3rd of the season.

  • cameraman dow

  • Fake!

  • Wow - fake. So close - should've hit it hard.

  • cameraman dow

    *down

  • Wow, didn't expect that at all. That was worth a shot, definitely.

  • That was cool. Good try.

  • Bad times. That would really have been a bold choice.

    I am so far behind the only logical thing to do was pick a load of people who wouldn't play and hope for a set of circumstances that they had to play

  • Backed up on the 6. Worth sacrificing 3 for trying to get 6, and worst they have 94 yards.

  • Backed up on the 6. Worth sacrificing 3 for trying to get 6, and worst they have 94 yards.

    Not sure about that because 3 would have put them two touchdowns up

  • Not sure about that because 3 would have put them two touchdowns up

    But 7 and the 49ers are really up against it. Three score game then.

  • Not sure about that because 3 would have put them two touchdowns up

    Very true. The blocking must've had a specific look on film, and they trust their D on a short field.

    Tucker now has ~9 yards rushing, 1 more for a point in that area.

  • Nearly intercepted on his own ten yard line

  • my purple team are in white. now i am mad at them.

  • my purple team are in white. now i am mad at them.

    It is not their fault.

  • my purple team are in white. now i am mad at them.

    I respect that.

  • 3-&-out... Starting at the ~50... That fake-FG now seems to have had a reasonable outcome (despite not coming off).

  • It is not their fault.

    but purple looks nothing like red :(

  • Last couple of years the Beeb have been in a studio in London haven't they? Seem to remember Jake having to host from there.

  • but purple looks nothing like red :(

    It's all about home and away I'm afraid... NFC are the 'home team' this year.

  • but purple looks nothing like red :(

    Very true but one team has to play in white even if there is no colour clash. Away team has to wear white. This games is at an NFC stadium so Ravens being an AFC team are the away team

  • Special teams receiver drops it and picks it back up, then they have a little tussle. Keeping it interesting.

  • but purple looks nothing like red :(

    I was reading on Wikipedia that they decide who is home and who is away, and one of them can choose to wear their colour or white and if they choose colour the other guys have to wear white. But I can't remember which is which today.

  • Looks like the HT show is taking inspiration from the L2012 pixels. http://t.co/crMbLLth

  • Very true but one team has to play in white even if there is no colour clash. Away team has to wear white. This games is at an NFC stadium so Ravens being an AFC team are the away team

    well thats a silly rule. Don't they know that I always choose whot o support based on their colour?

  • Mike Carlson is analysing plays during the breaks in play and tweeting while the game is going on.

    STAR

    @Carlsonsports

  • well thats a silly rule. Don't they know that I always choose whot o support based on their colour?

    They really should've consulted you.

  • Very true but one team has to play in white even if there is no colour clash. Away team has to wear white. This games is at an NFC stadium so Ravens being an AFC team are the away team

    Star Trek teaches us that the away team can't wear red.

  • Star Trek teaches us that the away team can't wear red.

    :D :D

    I wish we still had the wiki just for that comment

  • How much is Baltimore paying the Zebras to turn a blind eye? That was Offensive pass interferance...

  • Looks like the HT show is taking inspiration from the L2012 pixels. http://t.co/crMbLLth

    mega.

  • I wish we still had the wiki just for that comment

    best we've got is to share on twitter then favourite for later.

  • best we've got is to share on twitter then favourite for later.

    Good idea

  • 90% of retweets are just reminders for later :-)

  • Beyonce!

  • 90% of retweets are just reminders for later :-)

    totally!

  • wowow

  • omg.

  • Game over

  • F WOW

  • Beauty!!!

  • oh nice

  • ...If the '9ers don't score before HT they might be in trouble... Ravens get the ball first in the 2nd.

  • That was just ridiculous

  • Do follow @tomscott for his amusing SuperBowl "facts". Worth looking at them at halftime.

  • FREAKING AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING!!!!!!

  • Not touched, beautiful dash from the endzone

  • I loved that quote, maybe it was Jones, who said Flacco drops it "like candy" into their arms when they go deep. Gorgeous.

  • Do follow @tomscott for his amusing SuperBowl "facts". Worth looking at them at halftime.

    Samuel L Jackson is another entertaining one.

  • I remember hearing that the coach's father was saying that he was going to feel sorry for the losing brother....god, the way the 49'ers are playing. He be lucky if the best that happens to him is if his fatehr just changes the locks at home....

  • Giving up 15 yards to cause Kaep pain - planned.

  • I remember hearing that the coach's father was saying that he was going to feel sorry for the losing brother....god, the way the 49'ers are playing. He be lucky if the best that happens to him is if his fatehr just changes the locks at home....

    :)

  • Giving up 15 yards to cause Kaep pain - planned.

    Looked like he accelerated into him

  • Giving up 15 yards to cause Kaep pain - planned.

    Don't think it was clever though. Gives them a chance to score.

  • Looked like he accelerated into him

    They're ruffing him up so that he doesn't want to run into traffic, or throws too quickly.

  • @h3lio 2 mins

    Wow, ravens r killing !! http://pic.twitter.com/u609L7Cr

  • @h3lio 2 mins

    fab seat.

  • I would go for this on 4th down

  • Please CBS, don't remind me of that horrible game.

  • Is he there because he has affinity with playing with egg-shaped balls?

  • Is he there because he has affinity with playing with egg-shaped balls?

    who is this guy?

  • Is he there because he has affinity with playing with egg-shaped balls?

    He is really into the NFL and has been on loads of programs discussing it

  • who is this guy?

    Martin Johnson (sp) Ruggers

  • who is this guy?

    Martin Johnson. Former England rugby captian

  • who is this guy?

    Ex-England rugby captain

  • blue fan lights are on

  • Tom Scott @tomscott

    In tribute to the Beyoncé lipsyncing controversy last week, I've pre-scheduled all my tweets for the #superbowl half-time show.

  • switching to ipad, bed and phone. My comments may stop. Depends on how my phone behaves! Not enough RAM for reliable SPC :-)

  • In tribute to the Beyoncé lipsyncing controversy last week, I've pre-scheduled all my tweets for the #superbowl half-time show.

    Told ya he's good :-)

  • Halftime Beyonce bingo!

    http://gawker.com/5981034

  • Bassano sidepodcast.com/e…y#comment-3111974

    If they liked it they shoulda let her sing on it

  • @12WillPower 3 mins

    Getting ready for Beyonce #SB47 http://pic.twitter.com/vVGkBt9y

  • http://gawker.com/5981034

    I've heard of wardrobe changes, but hairstyle changes...?

  • I've heard of wardrobe changes, but hairstyle changes...?

    Bingo cards are lower on the page.

  • I've heard of wardrobe changes, but hairstyle changes...?

    WIGS

  • WIGS

    Clearly don't count ;)

  • bounceeeeey

  • Have you woken Christine?

  • Have you woken Christine?

    on a school night? lord no.

  • No Jay Z doing this bit?! Wut

  • That looks suspiciously like miming

  • Sounds non-miming to my ears - like when she pulls the mic away from he face.

  • awesome

  • @12WillPower 4 mins

    We're ready to do our part @h3lio http://pic.twitter.com/qoRBkPym

  • so far I would have to say that Madonna's show was better.....

  • That looks suspiciously like miming

    Not miming but she's too busy dancing to sing..

  • so far I would have to say that Madonna's show was better.....

    Currenty.. Agree

  • matrix beyonce

  • She's dance syncing with herslef.

  • yay!

  • There we go

  • Cancel the second half. Just keep Beyonce on.

  • Cancel the second half. Just keep Beyonce on.

  • Cancel the second half. Just keep Beyonce on.

    Or let her play safety for the 49ers

  • Beyonce has over taken Madge by now.

  • After the big plays we get replays of the highlights, so why not of that show?

  • Awesome

  • damn that was short. loved it.

    think madonna had more surprises, but beyonce's performance was better. both, miles better than the back eyed peas.

  • damn that was short. loved it.

    It seemed really short

  • Beyonce get my vote for MVP.

  • Think I can survive until 2am

  • You get 12 minutea

  • It seemed really short

    i guess cause the songs were only soundbytes, whereas bruce and u2 did full songs.

  • think madonna had more surprises, but beyonce's performance was better. both, miles better than the back eyed peas.

    How dare you compare anything with the Black Eyed Peas - besides animals drowning in Tar Pits....

  • Where's the lipsyncing on this one?

  • Hate the Steelers' bee costumes

  • think madonna had more surprises, but beyonce's performance was better. both, miles better than the back eyed peas.

    Black Eyed Peas was the worst thing I've ever heard.

  • Vettel finger.

  • Black Eyed Peas was the worst thing I've ever heard.

    was pretty damn awful.

  • Black Eyed Peas was the worst thing I've ever heard.

    I have actually heard worse, but it is bad because you really want to help those poor animals that where stuck in those tar pits, but you just know you will get stuck in yourself.

    Gut-wrenching, it really is.....

  • Flacco's doing his best to stop Ray Lewis winning MVP

  • wut?!

  • Flacco's doing his best to stop Ray Lewis winning MVP

    Harbaugh should bench him for that

  • HORRIBLE

  • WUUUUUUUUUUUT!!!!

  • 109 yards - biggest return possible

  • Wow that was quick! This game is going to be a demolition.

  • Oh my god!

  • Only Devon Hester is supposed to do that

  • Loving this

  • 49ers only 87 yards short

  • Pretty sure all my picks, players/results, have been duds this off season.

  • I went with Bolden and Smith on my fantasy team, not Jones. Boo.

  • Pretty sure all my picks, players/results, have been duds this off season.

    Only good decision I made in the while thing was the Ravens D today

  • Lights out.

    Electrician who did that is the 49ers MVP

  • ...?

  • 49ers can't keep up with te Joneses tonight

  • (What if) Game called off. Relay next weekend.

  • Lights out.

    how odd.

  • Well, glad to see that there is something more embrassing than the 49er's i n the Big Easy....

  • Beyonce destroyed the stadium lighting

  • how odd.

    It happens more often than you might think at sports stadiums

  • Apparently the AC is off in the stadium as well

  • Given amount of energy needed, not a massive surprise either

  • 49ers D has been in the dark all night si probably won't notice

  • commentators offline. anyone listening to 5live, are they up?

  • Apparently the AC is off in the stadium as well

    Thank God it is February, No A/C in the summer would be hell!

  • 49ers D has been in the dark all night si probably won't notice

    :)

  • It happens more often than you might think at sports stadiums

    I've never seen it before.

    Wow exactly half of it?

  • Bring out the day-glo yellow vs orange bibs and glow-in-the-dark ball.

  • Just butting in to say: Has anyone seen the Mercedes W04 around New Orleans?

  • I've never seen it before.

    It happened at the Fulham Man U game yesterday

  • Just butting in to say: Has anyone seen the Mercedes W04 around New Orleans?

    I saw it on an oval earlier

  • Just butting in to say: Has anyone seen the Mercedes W04 around New Orleans?

    Oh golly, it's at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome?? Noticing a trend here...

  • Oh golly, it's at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome?? Noticing a trend here...

    heheheheh

  • On another note, I seem to have missed something big during halftime?

  • Oh golly, it's at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome?? Noticing a trend here...

    Ohh yeah #multisportfail

  • beyonce's replay already pulled from youtube. boo.

    This video contains content from NFL, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.

  • Leo Laporte @leolaporte

    PA just announced that “service would be returned momentarily” and to remain in our seats.

  • Okay - who gets charged with the delay of game penality here?

  • beyonce's replay already pulled from youtube. boo.

    BOO.

  • Okay - who gets charged with the delay of game penality here?

    That's the problem, there is no charge.

  • Send someone to flip all the breakers back on.

  • That's the problem, there is no charge.

    instantrimshot.co…ic/?sound=rimshot

  • Jiggle the handle.

  • The thing is that they have to switch things back on slowly so it could take a while to get back to full power

  • The Commish is on the field with the refs

  • It will take 15 mins

  • I guess with the lights out it is now the Mercedes-Benz Black Superdome

  • This is fun. What was the IndyCar race last season where the track fell into pieces? It's a similar level of madness.

  • First time we see the CBS desk since the BBC is knocked out. The little US flags are a bit of a cliche

  • It will take 15 mins

    That's what they said about the car reveal, and look waht happened there

  • I'm now seeing Bane references. #TheDarkKnightRIses

  • I'm now seeing Bane references. #TheDarkKnightRIses

    Seen a few zero dark thirty

  • I'm now seeing Bane references. #TheDarkKnightRIses

    hehe

  • poor quality, but at least no-one will take it down: perezhilton.com/2…nion#.UQ8T2qUtPNo

  • It's more serious than we thought. THe wifi is out

    Leo Laporte @leolaporte

    Players are still on the field, but nothing else seems to be going on. Wi-Fi has going out now as well I’m on 3G. TV lights just went on.

  • Maybe play it in the day-time, so you can rely on natural light (and we get it at a good time) :)

  • poor quality, but at least no-one will take it down: perezhilton.com/2…nion#.UQ8T2qUtPNo

    Sidepodcast linking to Perez Hilton. Never thought I'd see the day...

  • Sidepodcast linking to Perez Hilton. Never thought I'd see the day...

    heh. i found it on twitter!

    #wasntme

  • Wow.

    @Audi 12 mins

    Sending some LEDs to the @MBUSA Superdome right now...

  • Sending some LEDs to the @MBUSA Superdome right now...

    zing!

  • Oh actually, Audi did that before a few times when their competitors (or something they sponsor) messed up :) Bit of a snarky feed.

  • 5 Live is out too

  • So when this restarts in real time not clock time, how long is left?

  • 5 Live is out too

    Those guys are in a booth somewhere. BBC seem to not be a priority right now

  • Wonder if BBC will be back in London or Salford next year..

  • Leo Laporte

    @leolaporte

    PA announcer thanks is for our patience and says to remain seated. Jumbo screens power up then back down. pic.twitter.com/lLqUDKEZ

  • So when this restarts in real time not clock time, how long is left?

    ~2 hours

  • So when this restarts in real time not clock time, how long is left?

    gamecenter says: 13:28 for this quarter.

  • Someone has a twitter account @SuperbowlLights

  • Well, at least I can watch the halftime replay thanks to Mr C while all this is going on.

  • ~2 hours

    For half an hour of clock time play?

  • hehe. bad lip syncing.

  • A blown transformer. BLAME THE DECEPTICONS.

  • For half an hour of clock time play?

    If they are slowing the game down, using timeouts , and hitting the sideline, possibly. but less it it stays not too close.

  • I wonder what would happen if the lights ent out part way through a play

  • I wonder what would happen if the lights ent out part way through a play

    The receiver would miss the catch.

  • A blown transformer. BLAME THE DECEPTICONS.

    WUT? The stadium is a robot?

  • The receiver would miss the catch.

    The 49ers receivers do that anyway

  • First time we see the CBS desk since the BBC is knocked out. The little US flags are a bit of a cliche

    This is one of the biggest US sporting events all year. I'm surprised they're not draped in flags.

  • Twitter rocks

    @EntergyNOLA 16 mins

    Power issue at the Super Dome appears to be in the customer's side. Entergy is providing power to the Dome.

  • This will not help the '9ers, they have been awfully slow starting twice already tongiht.

  • @LucasdiGrassi 3 mins

    Just trying to follow up on #superbowl from Abu Dhabi airport isnt the easiest thing..

  • Lines at the bathrooms must be monster...if the lights are on in them, or if you have a flashlight app.

  • Power issue at the Super Dome appears to be in the customer's side. Entergy is providing power to the Dome.

    wow. that's fab

  • Power issue at the Super Dome appears to be in the customer's side. Entergy is providing power to the Dome.

    "not it!"

  • John Harbaugh not very happy about something

  • Harbaugh angry. Harbaugh smash.

  • Harbaugh angry. Harbaugh smash.

    :)

  • haha

    Oreo wins the blackout. www.buzzfeed.com/…per-bowl-blackout

  • Oreo wins the blackout. www.buzzfeed.com/…per-bowl-blackout

    :)

  • I am really glad I decided to book a holiday for tomorrow now

  • Leslie Chow Parody ‏@ImLeslieChow

    Kanye walks in and turns off the lights. I'm sorry Baltimore, I'm gonna let you finish but BEYONCE had the best performance of all time!!!

  • Well that's 30mins less of sleep for me.

  • Well that's 30mins less of sleep for me.

    OUCH

  • I am really glad I decided to book a holiday for tomorrow now

    I wish I had. I wasn't going to watch any of it. Then I was going to watch until halftime. Then I was going to watch until Beyonce finished.

    Now I can't turn off because this is drama.

  • OUCH

    Unfortunately it all matters.

  • I have to be in work by 9:15

  • Kanye walks in and turns off the lights. I'm sorry Baltimore, I'm gonna let you finish but BEYONCE had the best performance of all time!!!

    :) :)

  • Oreo wins the blackout. www.buzzfeed.com/…per-bowl-blackout

    Nice

  • I have to be in work by 9:15

    I've got a 0800 station run to do before work at 10.

  • I've got a 0800 station run to do before work at 10.

    http://instagram.com/p/VPu1fywLlW/

  • I'd love to know why he's soo angry.

  • This is where the NFL loses out. No pit lane rivers to sail paper boats in and no red shouldered black birds

  • I've got to leave for work at 8.30. I do have a 500ml can of Relentless in the fridge.

  • It has to be a turbo coffee for me: double strength, and maybe just a little too much sugar.

  • If Baltimore score again I'm going to bed. If 49ers do I'll stay a bit longer.

  • If Baltimore score again I'm going to bed. If 49ers do I'll stay a bit longer.

    A very sound plan, I think.

  • ha! Of course.

    Super Bowl Lights ‏@TheSBLights

    (so embarrassed)

  • perfect!

    www.nfl.com/video…ftime-performance

    (cheers steven)

  • Super Bowl Lights ‏@TheSBLights

    and the avatar is a black square.

  • and the avatar is a black square.

    Or a photo of the SuperBowl - with the lights out

  • Or a photo of the SuperBowl - with the lights out

    yeah, same thing.

  • So close

  • Oooo. They could've done with that.

  • We also have @SuperDomeLights

  • TO wasted?

  • TD 49ers

    The comeback begins

  • TD CRABTREE

  • About time 49'ers!

  • dam, might be worth staying up for this one :)

  • dam, might be worth staying up for this one :)

    Pat?

  • Dammit - I didn't preview the stadium-lights' affect on the game.

  • Dammit - I didn't preview the stadium-lights' affect on the game.

    hehe

  • Dammit - I didn't preview the stadium-lights' affect on the game.

    I guess the lights came on for the 49'ers as well.....

  • Pat?

    I was just about to go to bed..

    I don't have ties to either team so I'm not too bothered who wins.. but an underdog comeback would be something

  • Dammit - I didn't preview the stadium-lights' affect on the game.

    We all overlooked it.

  • I was just about to go to bed..

    I was just wondering what you were going to do. :)

  • The NFL have decided JJ only ran 108yds. Someone is a spoilsport.

  • I was just wondering what you were going to do. :)

    Take a day off next year! I think I might book one for June so I can stay for Le Mans.

  • The NFL have decided JJ only ran 108yds. Someone is a spoilsport.

    What was the point in reviewing that?

  • Take a day off next year! I think I might book one for June so I can stay for Le Mans.

    Good idea(s).

  • Huge play.

  • Sacco.

  • Flaggo

  • This makes things a lot more interesting

  • Awesome - three and out and that return! Looks like SF found their defense....

  • Yeah, kicker throws a good hit. Nice job.

  • Yeah, kicker throws a good hit. Nice job.

    He was a linebacker in college

  • He was a linebacker in college

    I heard that. Good thing for the Ravens.

  • Boom

  • This makes things a lot more interesting

    Whoa. Where'd that come from?

    Power cut, eh? ;)

  • WOAH!!!!!!!

    This is insane

  • flippin' heck.

  • Good idea(s).

    I don't want to work Mondays, next week is Bathurst 12 Hours. And I could get into NFL properly.

  • Wow

  • wow.

  • This is great.

    In resetting the lights in the stadium, did they turn the '9ers' on as well?

  • I don't want to work Mondays, next week is Bathurst 12 Hours. And I could get into NFL properly.

    Mondays suck.

  • Imagine if the niners win this after the blackout.

  • Okay, which one of you Sidepod-49er fans threw that bucket of water on that transformer? That was genius.....

  • Imagine if the niners win this after the blackout.

    That blackout will forever live on in the history of sport, never mind the NFL.

  • Walkter threw a huge block.

  • In resetting the lights in the stadium, did they turn the '9ers' on as well?

    I thought it would be good for the 9ers, bad for the Ravens. The Ravens had momentum, 9ers on the back foot. It gave them time to regroup and get everybody back on the same page.

  • I thought it would be good for the 9ers, bad for the Ravens. The Ravens had momentum, 9ers on the back foot. It gave them time to regroup and get everybody back on the same page.

    More like gave the 49'ers D some needed oxygen.....

  • More like gave the 49'ers D some needed oxygen.....

    It gave their offence a shot in the arm too.

  • That said, the Ravens are up by 8, so they're still (somewhat) safe. Still an eternity to go though.

  • This game has just done a 180.

  • This game has just done a 180.

    I'd say just a 135 for now. One more 49er TD, then we can say it's a 180. :)

  • Down though surely?

  • NO.WAY.

  • WAY OUT

  • stripped it

  • Unbelievable

  • Another short field

  • It's really hard not to swear in this game. :)

  • I don't like those floaty passes

  • Oh you've got to be kidding!! In a good way.

  • Could this game be any better?

  • Great touch on the ball.

  • FLAG

  • oops

  • no good?? haha

    Crazy.

  • Absolute madness

  • Go for it

  • oh, good, give em another chance. Sheesh.

  • sodding hell. that's impressive.

  • that could be it right there.

    What a crazy game.

  • Almost laughable that Akers is the best Fantasy kicker

  • It's really hard not to swear in this game. :)

    French-Canadian vocab vs Swedish vocab again?

  • NOW we can say it's gone 180, Steven. :)

  • One more stop by the '9ers and it gets huge, and before the 4th.

  • Enter Sandman is appropriate for this Baltimore nightmare.

  • French-Canadian vocab vs Swedish vocab again?

    I'm just calling audibles here and typing something else. :)

  • Enter Sandman is appropriate for this Baltimore nightmare.

    The 49ers are bringing in Mariano Riveira?

  • Tiredness starting to creep in.

  • Facemask

  • Horse-collar-esque tackle. ouch

  • Horse-collar-esque tackle. ouch

    +1

  • gotta stretch me legs.

  • Horse-collar-esque tackle. ouch

    I am surprised at some of the things that have not been punished tonight

  • I am surprised at some of the things that have not been punished tonight

    That one was clean though

  • We haven't hear the QBs tonight

  • We haven't hear the QBs tonight

    Maybe the parabolic mics are getting too much stadium noise, so are turned right down.

  • Why can you never buy a bad snap at a Superball when you need one?

  • We haven't hear the QBs tonight

    No need. They found fido!

  • No need. They found fido!

    I blame Peterson for delivering the right line when someone gave him an orange peanut to sign.

    Can't top that

  • Come on SanFo!!!!

  • GO KAEP GO

  • TD Kaepernick

  • what

  • SF QB runs in for the 6!!!!!!

  • what

    UP!!

  • Going fo it

  • What a great game.

  • No convert. It's fine. 1 point down wouldn't have been much better anyway.

  • My dad saw that blitz from a mile away.....

  • No matter, still a score rqd.

  • Flags

  • Another helmet off

  • They can't be on securely enough.

  • Another helmet off

    Why so many off tonight?

  • Why so many off tonight?

    Don't know. Chin cups are hopeless but they tend to work in the NFL but not tonight

  • Come on 49'ers. You can make this the last drive of the game....

  • FG Baltimore. So SF has 4 mins. to get a TD.

  • Andre Ferguson @ShinobiAFC

    Peeps will look at the power outage, but if the Niners win this on a 7, that fake FG is the real story #Superbowl

  • Come on 49'ers. You can make this the last drive of the game....

    TD will do it, running out the clock as they go

  • Why so many off tonight?

    Don't know. Chin cups are hopeless but they tend to work in the NFL but not tonight

    I think they need an A/C power source to work. With the blackout earilier.....

  • Chris Dyson ‏@ChrisDyson16

    And on the 9th day, God made helmets that stayed on players' heads.

    He's the ALMS driver who was giving out ear plugs at Lime Rock. #safetyminded

  • 49ers need to find some receivers who are 6 inches taller

  • 49ers don't want to score too early

  • WOWOWOW.

  • Wow. But thus leaves a lot of time of Flacco

  • Delay of game

  • ANother helmet off

  • Second time in three games Harbaugh has save Kaepernick by doing that

  • Second time in three games Harbaugh has save Kaepernick by doing that

    bit lost as to what he did?

  • Second time in three games Harbaugh has save Kaepernick by doing that

    Young QB, he'll learn

  • Have to go for it on this one.

  • bit lost as to what he did?

    Coach called a time out when the QB was about to let the play clock run out and get a 5 yard penalty

  • Nooooooooo!

  • Ravens win...

  • Ravens can burn 2:40s in their 4 downs.

  • What do you guys think - holding or not?

  • What do you guys think - holding or not?

    If you are a 49ers fan it is and if you are a Ravens fan it's not

  • What do you guys think - holding or not?

    ~<5 yards, and 6 of one... good call.

  • If you are a 49ers fan it is and if you are a Ravens fan it's not

    true

  • Gangnam Style played just there?

  • Should have been called for holding

  • Gangnam Style played just there?

    Psy sneaks in

  • Should have been called for holding

    On seeing it again, maybe.

  • Taking the safety. Cheeky

  • Has somebody drawn Kaep's hair on with a pencil? The edges are ruler-straight.

  • Has somebody drawn Kaep's hair on with a pencil? The edges are ruler-straight.

    he has one of lewis' minions :)

    #spiritlevel #watchedtoomuchtooned

  • Fair Catch. One Play. Hail Mary.

    Or the FC-Free Kick.

  • Why?!

  • great game

  • Excellent game!

  • Great game.

  • So we have Beyonce and the power cut to thank for that great game! Hahaha! GG Ravens.

  • Good game, didn't expect that at HT. Didn't understand the intricacies but can tell a fightback when I see one..

    Glad I hung on. 49ers made me. I'm gonna pay for this tomorrow. #strongcoffee

  • Glad I hung on. 49ers made me. I'm gonna pay for this tomorrow. #strongcoffee

    Worth.Every.Second.

  • Amy will be happy the purple team won even if they are playing in white

  • That was exciting. Thanks for all the work all season, Will and Noelinho especially.

  • confetti snow angels

  • must call it a night.

    thank you for the company and for the comments. thank you for the recent preview posts. thank you for all the live event threads and thank you for covering the whole season.

    #goodtimes

  • I'm going to sleep, and so should all of you 5 hours ahead of me. :)

  • Really enjoyed watching with all of you. Fortunately I don't need to work in the morning so no need to ruch off to bed just yet

  • That was exciting. Thanks for all the work all season, Will and Noelinho especially.

    Most welcome. All built up to tonight. Only ~7 months to go.

  • I'm going to bed right now. Thanks for the thread. I blame you lot too.

  • I'm going to bed right now. Thanks for the thread. I blame you lot too.

    ;)

  • 3 hours sleep means I'm leaving now. Byee all, see you back in sports with wheels.

  • 3 hours sleep means I'm leaving now. Byee all, see you back in sports with wheels.

    First we have the indoor round of Crashed Ice next weekend

  • Good night everyone. Time for me to cry into the showers.....

    Cowboys will tie the Steelers next year for most Superbowl wins! (6 each,....)

  • Say for the 12 of us that played on Fantasy NFL, how did we do? My "Cowboysin48*" team got 181 points today to being my overall score to 523.

    Not biased in anyway towards Dallas, it is just that they are the only NFL that had a Grand Prix in the city that they are named after....

  • Say for the 12 of us that played on Fantasy NFL, how did we do? My "Cowboysin48*" team got 181 points today to being my overall score to 523.

    I was robbed. Jacoby Jones ran in a touchdown from his own end zone and scored another after catching the ball on his back, getting up, beating two players and scoring. For that and everything else he did in the game I get a miserable 11 points. For me he should have been MVP rather than Flacco.

    Overall despite some innovative selections I amanaged a personal record of 115 points to finish 10th out of 12. In all four weeks I had a quarterback whose team lost. Must be a record.

  • I was robbed. Jacoby Jones ran in a touchdown

    Because that return TD was on Special teams the points go there rather than his own stats.

    Overall despite some innovative selections I amanaged a personal record of 115 points to finish 10th out of 12. In all four weeks I had a quarterback whose team lost. Must be a record.

    Despite having a nice 153 in the final week, essentially all my choices were busts. Suppose that's what I get for picking against the Ravens at every opportunity. Next time.

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It’s here! We’ve invested 5 months in the regular season, all building up to tonight, and it’s the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans playing host to the greatest show on turf, the Super Bowl!! The Baltimore Ravens are facing off against the San Francisco 49ers (2330 – Sky Sports / BBC2, 1830 – CBS in the US). All the pertinent info about the teams, their seasons and the matchups can be found in the preview posts, but this sporting-showcase isn’t just about the football; it’s a whole bigger spectacle than that. Before the big game the American National Anthem will be sung by Alicia Keys and this year’s Halftime Show will be a performance by Beyonce – so there’ll be something to watch for those not-quite-so obsessed with the game itself. If you are going to watch only one game of NFL per season, the Super Bowl should be that game. Line up some drinks, open up some snacks, sit back (in a comfortable chair) and enjoy.

Event start

23:30GMT +00:00

3 February 2013