The 49ers came to New Orleans hoping to attain the franchise’s sixth championship titles. The “Quest For Six” became the team’s and fans’ mantra throughout the postseason, especially the week leading up to the Super Bowl. But it’s a mantra that will have to wait another year.
The Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31, and send the 49ers back to the Bay Area empty-handed after a whacky and peculiar game densely packed with drama and lots of Ray Lewis’ tears.
It was a tale of two halves, albeit not in the conventional sense, for the 49ers and Colin Kaepernick. San Francisco began the game all out of whack while the Ravens jumped out to a 21-6 before Beyonce did her damn thing at halftime. They supplemented their lead on the first play of the second half with Jacoby Jones’ 108-yard kickoff return, which brought the score to 28-6.
And then the nutty happened.
A power outage at the Superdome shut down the game for 34-minutes, as a throng of engineers scrambled to save themselves from being ...