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The 2012 NFL season comes to an exciting close this week at Super Bowl XLVII which will be played at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is the tenth time that the Super Bowl will be played in New Orleans and the first since 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The stadium has since undergone major renovations, which were completed in 2011. This will also mark the eighth consecutive year that a new Super Bowl Champion will be crowned since last year's champion, the New York Giants, were eliminated from playoff contention on the final day of the regular season. This year's NFC playoff teams include Washington, Seattle, Green Bay, Minnesota, Atlanta and San Francisco. On the AFC side, playoff teams include Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Houston, New England and Denver. In addition to the crowning of the Super Bowl Champion and awarding of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, one of the most anticipated musical events takes place at halftime with this year's featured performer 16-time Grammy Award winner, Beyonce.
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National Football League: Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers from New Orleans, LA.
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Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis told his teammates to make sure they didn't hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy prematurely. The trophy paid a visit to team headquarters when CBS wanted to tape the players interacting with the Super Bowl trophy Wednesday, but the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year told players it wasn't appropriate to do until or unless they...
Never has an athlete been more ready to grab the bully pulpit provided by the excessive word orgy that is the lead-up to the Super Bowl than Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
The question is: Are we ready for what he has to say?
Because if the Gospel according to Tebow led to unnecessary controversy, which it did, wait until they get a load of The Gospel according to Ray. He has been...
While talking to the media today, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed was asked if he plans on retiring after the Super Bowl, like his teammate Ray Lewis.
“I’ll be playing next year. Next question,” said Reed, per the Baltimore Sun.
My thought was that if the Ravens win next week’s Super Bowl, Reed would ride off into the Sunset with Lewis, but I guess not. Then again things...
While Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has declared he’s
retiring following the Super Bowl, safety Ed Reed is not considering calling it
a career just yet. The All-Pro told reporters, including Jeff Zrebiec of The
Baltimore Sun, yesterday that he’ll be “playing next year.”
Ed Reed said "I'll be playing next year. Next question."
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun...
San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has been a fan of Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco since Fangio was a Ravens assistant during Flacco's first two seasons, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
"I remember his first (offseason training) sessions as a rookie, I said to (coach) John Harbaugh: 'You have your horse to ride for 10 years, at least...
Check out this guy’s haircut that was created to look like Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. His barber ought to be an artist. The barber shaved an almost perfect portrait of Lewis on the back of the customer’s head. He added Lewis’ No. 52 on the side. Now that’s a tribute.
Ravens starting inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe has a sprained right ankle and back injury that has sidelined him for two consecutive practices as the team prepares for the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers.
Meanwhile, tight end Dennis Pitta (thigh), who got decked in the AFC championship game by New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo before catching a touchdown...
Ravens safety Ed Reed, who will turn 35 next September and whose possible retirement has been overshadowed by the Ray Lewis media monster, told reporters on Thursday that he won't retire after the Super Bowl.
I'll be playing next year. Next question, Reed said.
It's good that he's being definitive because earlier in his discussion somebody asked him if this...
It should come as no surprise, but the numbers are still jarring.
Anyone who thought about it for more than a second or two would guess that the SEC has the most players in the Super Bowl. After all, when you've been the nation's best college football conference for the better part of a decade, you ought to have a healthy presence on the two best teams in the NFL.
San Francisco officials are taking tougher measures to prevent potential fan violence on Super Bowl Sunday when the 49ers battle the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans.
Police will be monitoring crowds and bars at multiple hotspots in San Francisco. More than 400 officers will be on duty, triple the number on a normal Sunday.
Mayor Ed Lee is suggesting that bars limit liquor sales...
Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard has been fined $15,250 for unnecessary roughness by the NFL, according to a league spokesman.
Pollard was fined for striking an opponent in the head and neck area.
Specifically, Pollard was penalized in the third quarter of the AFC championship for his personal foul when he hit New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker.
The Ravens are making only their second trip to the Big Game. The 49ers are back in the Super Bowl for the first time since they scored 49 in '94. Russell Baxter brings an onslaught of facts and frivolity 10 days before the Big Game.
Olympic legend Michael Phelps reportedly has credited Baltimore
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis with helping him rediscover his
motivation after the 2008 Beijing Games.
VERNON DAVIS (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)We try to comply this list annually and thank goodness Heather Dinich of ESPN has done it for us with the help of the ACC office.BALTIMORE RAVENS:Anthony Allen, RB, Georgia TechAnquan Boldin, WR, Florida StateRay Lewis, LB, Miami (pre-ACC)Bryant McKinnie, T, MiamiEd Reed, S, Miami (pre-ACC)Torrey Smith, WR, MarylandTyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia...