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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.
But 23 players? Even the most ardent SEC homers would have bet the under on that many alums being on the rosters of the Ravens and 49ers.
Not all of them will see action on Super Bowl Sunday (four aren't even active), but a healthy number of them will be get their names called, and could be instrumental in the outcome.
The biggest SEC contributor will likely be a rookie who is one year removed from a BCS Championship. Courtney Upshaw, the fast outside linebacker who was the star of Nick Saban's defense a year ago is one of a crop of intimidating linebackers for the Ravens. Lining up beside Ray Lewis,...
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Each year during the feeding frenzy that is the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, there are always a character or two from each team that provides a few moments of bizarre behavior and/or comedy.
The runaway winner this year thus far is Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard.
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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...
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.
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...
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