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Final: Ravens 34, 49ers 31, Super Bowl XLVII

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media columnist

Looking ahead to kickoff …

Game: Baltimore Ravens (13-6) vs. San Francisco 49ers (13-4-1), Super Bowl XLVII

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Site: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

TV, radio: CBS, Sirius XM Radio

Here is the official live summary.

Here is the the Trib’s NFL page. Alan Robinson is on the scene.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and more, including his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.


  1. THERE we go.

    Now we can talk Duquesne basketball.

  2. HA! My St. Bonaventure Bonnies beat up Duquesne yesterday! I was at the game. A crap load of 3′s. LETS GO BONNA’S!

  3. I still wish Seattle had made it.

    This match-up stinks.

    I gotta cheer for the 9ers to catch the Steelers @6 Lombardi’s — stupid Ravens.

  4. Well, had as much success as Pedro on his 4K days on the Pens blog

    If you don’t see your current residence listed below, please log in with a reply to this post

    I just can’t cheer for Baltimore

    Or a Harbaugh

    Not going to be a fun game at the Bizrow house

    Dejan’s Lunatic Nation – at the Trib,
    Arizona – Tucson, Chandler, Phoenix, Sunnyslope
    Arkansas – Rogers
    Austrailia – Mackay
    California – Bakersfield, San Francisco, UNION CITY, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Yuba City, Solana Beach, Yorba Linda, Yuba City*, Edwards, Long Beach, Modesto, Davis
    Canada – Toronto, Winnipeg, Moncton – New Brunswick, Ontario – Muskoka
    China – Beijing
    Colorado – Ft Collins, Estes Park*, Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs
    Connecticut – Cos Cob, Bridgeport, Wallingford, Norwalk, NEWTOWN
    Costa Rica
    Czech Republic
    Delaware – Newark
    Denmark – Greenland – Thule*
    District of Columbia
    Florida – Palm Harbor, Orlando, Valrico, Gainesville, Daytona Beach, Oviedo, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Palm Beach Gardens, Cape Coral, Coco Beach (Major Nelson and Mary Ann), Niceville (Red Neck Rivera), St Petersburg, Pembroke Pines, Ft Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens
    Georgia – Marietta, Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Acworth
    Germany – Leverkusen/Cologne
    Hawaii – Honolulu
    Idaho – Mountain Home, Coer d’Aline, Mountain Home AFB*
    Indiana – Indianapolis, Burns Harbor, South Bend, Bicknell, Ft Wayne
    Iowa – Bettendorf, Humboldt
    Illinois – La Salle, Peru, Payson, Chicago, Palatine (3 inmates there), Lincoln Park, Grayslake, Algonquin
    Japan – Tokyo
    Kentucky – Louisville, Bowling Green, Lexington
    Louisiana – Slidell
    Maine – Bangor
    Maryland – Arnold, Odenton, Severn, Baltimore, Waldorf, Hagerstown, Chevy Chase, Hampstead
    Massachusetts – Boston
    Michigan – Kalamazoo, Eaton Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor
    Mississippi – Biloxi
    Missouri – St Peters***
    Nebraska – Omaha
    New Hampshire – Barrington
    New Jersey – Chesterfield, Princeton, Roxbury, Lebanon, Lincoln Park, Berkeley Heights, Somerville, Hammock, Barrington, Delran, Pennsville
    New Mexico – Mike
    New York – New York, Smithtown, Manhattan, Long Island, Nyack
    Nevada, Las Vegas
    North Carolina – Asheville, Hickory, Charlotte, Raleigh, Charleston, Wilmington, Chapel Hill, High Point
    North Dakota
    Ohio – Cincinnati, Columbiana, Westerville, Green, Hilliard, Toledo, Louisville, Columbus, Perrysburg, Pickerington, Youngstown, Cleveland, Olmsted Township, Liberty Township, Warren, Oregon, Wintersville, Austintown, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base*, New Philadelphia, Powell, Canton, Salem, New Albany, Bloomingdale

    Pennsylvania – Downtown, Hopewell, Indiana, North Wales, Franklin Park, Forest Hills, Lansdale, Philadelphia, Du Bois, Reading, Crafton, Arnold, Wexford, Mt Lebanon, Canonsburg, Lancaster, Huntington, York, Boiling Springs, Philly suburbs, Morningside, Harrisburg, Lawrenceville, Bradfordwoods, Norristown, Hanover, Clearfield, Sewickley, DuBois, Plum Boro, Slippery Rock, Wilks-Barre, Sharpsville, Bessemer, Greensburg, Washington, Imperial, South Side, Duncansville, Newville, Sheppton, Grove City, Butler, Allentown, Ross Township, Blairsville, Flood City (Johnstown), Overbrook, Danny’s Hoagies, Baldwin, Economy, Sharpsville, Erie, North Huntington, Bellfonte, West Mifflin, Kennywood, Pleasant Hills, Beechview (Mad Turk, No 200), Macgunie, Mechanicsburg, Uptown, Cambria County, Mon Valley, Salisbury, Coraopolis, Emsworth, Cranberry Twp, Garrett, O’Hara Township, McCandless Township, 115 Federal Street, Bethel Park, Harrison City, Penn Hills, Kittanning, Dover, Lebanon, Upper St Clair, Rennerdale, Oakland, Scranton, Moon (RMU), State College, Erie, Penn Twp, Stowe, Elizabeth, Hermitage, Easton, Carlisle, Finleyville, Belle Vernon, Madison, Sellersville, Waynesburg, Warren, Beaver Falls
    The Philipines
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina – Duncan, Longs, Columbia, Bluffton, Greensville
    South Korea – Seoul, Mike
    Tennessee – Smithville, Nashville
    Texas – Tyler, San Antonio, Belton, Houston, Katy, Plano
    Utah – Salt Lake City, Provo
    Vermont – North Bennington
    Virginia – JAL, Hampton, Rescue, Richmond, Front Royal, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Warrenton, Springfield*, Virginia Beach, Fairfax, Arlington, Yorktown, Henrico, Aldie, Manassas, Newport News
    Washington – Seattle, Nine Mile Falls, Spokane, Sammamish
    West Virginia – Martinsburg, Morgantown, Wheeling, Mt Olivet
    Wisconsin – Madison, Oshkosh, Hortonville
    Wyoming – Caspar, Lander

    305 locations represented in the blog,
    Honorary members
    Lemonaid Guy
    The Gunner
    Mr Roberto Clemente
    Mike Lange
    13 countries
    43 states, plus the District of Columbia, missing 7 states, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Hawaii, Alabama, Kansas and Oklahoma
    Two planets, at least confirmed
    Honorable mention, England – London – Lisa
    Asterisks denote confirmed hero’s, military, police officers or firemen/ladies
    2/3/2013 3:47 PM

  5. As Dejan said the other day, if this turns into a streetfight, the Ravens have a good chance. If the 49ers can get up early, force Flacco into some mistakes, they’ll take it. As in a lot of Super Bowls, special teams could be the difference. The Return game will be one to watch. Also, the kicking game. The Ravens have a rookie, Tucker, who has played well. The Niners have David Akers who is 29/42 on the year and has been shaky beyond 40.

  6. No money on this game… no interest in watching it really because of Harbaugh Bowl aspect to it and let me be frank, the fake Ray Lewis.

    But I’ll watch the game because what else is going to be on from 6:30-10:00?

    Don’t care about the 6 Super Bowls…

    49ers – 27
    Ravens – 13

  7. Just saw the play of the day! Big dump on the goal line, “he left it all on the field,” as the announcer later said, during Puppy Bowl IX.

  8. Love Super Bowl Sunday! I always feel like today is a National holiday from the time I wake up. I also love the Harbaugh story quite frankly. Really happy for their parents.

  9. I hope Ray Lewis dislocates his weiner during his pre game “Look at me, I love Jesus” dance.

  10. Lucky – should someone in KY be commenting on teeth?

    Just kidding. Enjoy the game!

  11. Round One Party Food

    Cooked or made:
    - Two guacamoles, one spicy, one mild
    - Greek salad over potato salad, homemade dressing
    - Hungarian Wax (hot banana) peppers sauteed in oil
    - Sauteed onion in unsalted butter and just a bit of brown sugar to cut the edge
    - Fried cheese (three cheeses)
    - Artichoke Wellington

    - Roasted garlic hummus
    - Four varieties of cured green and brown olives
    - Tzatziki (Greek yogurt, garlic and cucumber dip)
    - Seafood cheese spread

    This is a little light for me. Normally I like to cook a feast over the two days leading up, but too much travel lately. But still. My wife asked if she could help with the cooking today. I told her to get out of my kitchen before she blows it up.

    Surprised she knew where to find it in the first place.

  12. Is this where we can talk about the India-Pakistan Cricket match?

  13. Did you folks watch the Pens game? Mike Emerick, a huge PBC fan, said something about the Burgh being fired up with the Pens and on a high, until baseball season starts

    Not sure exactly what was said, wasn’t paying total attention, but I think there was a slight sigh with the reference to the PBC

  14. The NFL gets criticized a lot, but they sure as hell got America the Beautiful right. Nicely done.

  15. I refused to turn the game on until 6:32 to make sure I didn’t get caught up in the pregame ray show. I absolutely hate this superbowl and to make matters worse I have to listen to Phil Simms. Can’t CBS come up with someone better than Simms?

  16. What time does the game start? Kidding

  17. Smith attacked the football — first of many great comments coming from Simms today.

  18. “There was no one open” — really Phil? Thats why Flacco ran around and then threw it away?

  19. Nice catch by Boldin….but wasn’t Kiesel flagged for going to his knee in celebration….I know they would never make that call in this game, but just sayin!

  20. Kid in the Audi commercial kind of looked like Sid

  21. Rat Birds made that look pretty easy.

  22. God I wish I was Walter

  23. Corinne Bohrer sighting in the Audi Ad in first package of ads!

  24. Is anyone looking out for Pirates press releases during the game?

  25. Am I the only person in America that doesn’t care about the commercials ? Not criticizing those of you who do, just wondering.

  26. Lewis is starting to have a Te’o like performance… Maybe we will find out after the game that the relationship he’s had with “God” has been a hoax all along!

  27. Amy Poehler cashes in.

  28. Reed was galloping across the field to the locker room like a deer

  29. Are there really people that eat oreo’s for the cookie? I would eat quadruple stuff. Actually I take 2 double stuff and make that. I could eat it out of a jar

  30. They have to start throwing some flags, don’t they?

  31. Maybe there should be a separate thread for the commercials. It might get more comments than the game.

    And it would get more comments than the Pirate had in the past 2 weeks

  32. The Fast and Furious movies are like Brett Favre come backs. Happen every year and they keep getting worse

  33. Commercials have been bad. Except for the Doritos goat one.

  34. This is actually an encouraging start for San Francisco. Much better than their starts the last 2 games.

  35. Ray Ray can’t cover Vernon Davis one on one. Maybe God can help.

  36. Fumble.

    Nance and Simms are having a terrible game, by the way.

  37. Raaaaavens.

  38. Hard to believe the Ravens would be sitting at home right now if someone knew how to play defense instead of looking like a deer in headlights. Going to use deer as much as I can

  39. Has there been an ad for the Masters yet? C’mon CBS. You usually saturate these events with “a tradition unlike any other.”

    Butters Nantz’ bread.

  40. Is the game over yet? there is a new Elementary on after the game.

  41. now the 49ers can start to play

  42. Leave it to the Ravens to be involved in a disgrace to the Super Bowl with that crap they just pulled. Arrogant jerks. Officials just made a bigger disgrace by calling off setting penalties.

  43. Nice Job of 29 Williams throwing punches on the pile. Glad he got blasted by the lineman

  44. Ed Reed’s looking almost as good as Tyler Palko’s backup.

  45. I’m pathetic. Will go see any movie that has “Star Trek” in the title.

  46. Phill Simms is capable of knowing what a player feels. That is impressive

  47. This is fixin’ to get ugly.

  48. HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

  49. For some coaches, 2 weeks is too long to prepare.

  50. Did not get the first down but friggin love a fake field goal call in the Super Bowl!

  51. That coke commercial needed a toll booth. like in blazing saddles

  52. Great movie. “Go back and get a _____load of dimes”.

  53. What is Flacco raising his arms for? If anything it was offensive pass interference. These guys want flags on every pass play if its not caught.

  54. OMG, nearly forgot how much I hate anything involving the Ravens. Their thuggery is so outlandish an dignored by the refs due to Goodell’s mancrush on Ray Ray.

    Nance is bad, but Simms is borderline repulsive…..

    • Its funny how Goodell wants to make the game safer but he glorifies Ray Lewis. The man that once said in SI that he was hoping to kill Mendenhall when he hit him

  55. I thought the 49ers were in the superbowl not the Broncos

  56. I think Dejan nailed this one… Ravens were battle tested for a fight

    49ers are imploding

  57. Hey, an old fashioned 80′s & 90′s Super Bowl !

  58. Trivia time. if the niners win it would mark the 14th time a city or metropolitan area has served as the home of title-winning teams in two of the four major professional sports in the same season. What are the other 13? btw i do not know the answer

    • Going to go with the following 3 for sure

      New York

      • I was reading an article about the giants(mlb) hoping the niners win and the article stated that stat. probably could go with different years so pittsburgh could be listed several times

  59. The tackling in the NFL is absolutely horrible. Just a bunch of missed tackles or players launching themselves leading with their helmet

  60. based on first half, Flacco has Super Bowl MVP

  61. Guess Nance forgot about the gift the officials gave the Ravens with off setting penalties. Ngata’s late hit was not the first penalty against the Ravens

  62. Is it too late to ask CBS to put 60 Minutes on?

  63. Happiest man in the room? Joe Flacco’s agent.

  64. World’s Strongest Man On ESPN is looking mighty good right now.

  65. WTF was Kaepernick doing? Freaking rookie mistake.

  66. Like +7

    What a time to be looking at free agency……

  67. HAH. Gift sack for Ray Lewis.

  68. What was that second down play???

  69. For those looking for an alternative “Anchorman” is on Cinemax.

  70. I freakin can’t stand Joe Flacco >:/

  71. Never heard of these songs.

    I’ve heard of Beyonce.

    She was that actress in Austin Powers 3, right?

  72. And Drew shows up with a Zinger

  73. I thought Ray Lewis was Destiny’s Child.

  74. Well, no formal announcement yet that Opie has a 5 year extension

    Nor Slick Frank

    Thats all the good I can see tonight so far

    Pens won an exception to that

  75. Britney for 2014.

    Just to p*** me off.

  76. YES! Pens beat the Craps ;)

  77. Maybe God is teasing Ray-Ray

    You were 30 minutes close di%kweed

    We can hope

    My name is Biz and I’ve been a Pirates fan for the past 20 years + many more

  78. I didn’t think it was possible.

    Halftime was more dull than the first half.

  79. welp… that should do it…


    109 yd TD by Jones…. game over

  80. I thought two teams were supposed to be playing in the Super Bowl?

  81. Downton Abbey on PBS cannot start soon enough for me; I must have been very bad recently to be punished like this…….

  82. Deep down, Alex Smith has to be loving this.

  83. Finally. Some excitement.

  84. someone forgot to pay the light bill

  85. Where’s the white suit????????????

  86. What a dump.

  87. So we’re not all the way back from Katrina then ?

  88. Can a building have a wardrobe malfunction?

  89. You know how Tim Brown said earlier this year that his head coach threw the Super Bowl they were in? Well, any thoughts that John H. has an agreement with bro Jim H. to have his 49ers lay down so that Ray-Ray can get his retirement ring? Just sayin’.

  90. New Orleans says, “Take that Roger Goodell”.

  91. This is stupid, I’m sure

    Maybe God is saying, Ray-Ray

    I don’t like you speaking for me

    Just sayin

  92. Shades of when the transformer (mysteriously?) blew at halftime two years ago at Candlestick Park when everyone figured Big Ben had taken a needle and that it’s effectiveness would be wearing off by the minute. On the heels of Jacoby Jones’ kickoff return for a TD and then the Kaepernick sack, this power outage can only help the 49′ers regroup and the Ravens cool off.
    A bit conspiratorial, I know. But I wouldn’t put such a plot past Bill Belichick. Jim Harbaugh is a creep too. It only takes one inturn to find the main disconnect box and sabotage something.

  93. Forget Steve Tasker, where’s John Sutcliffe ?

  94. The coverage of this by CBS is brutal. How does Solomon Wilcots and Steve Tasker get sideline duties on this? Absolutely brutal.

  95. Shannon Sharpe is an idiot

  96. I see Ray Lewis warming up, genuflecting and catching a football

    The whole dam thing is interesting

    Why would God to this to Ray???

  97. You see Kaepernick walking around looking, I dunno, not right?

    Lights out in more ways than one.

  98. Is this when Sting comes out of the rafters in the Super Dome and zip lines down onto the field?

  99. Is this when Morgan Freeman comes out wearing the white suit?

  100. They better get this going or all their PEDs will wear off.

  101. So the Ravens according to Sharpe planned on taking Crabtree out of the equation…. Is that possibly the reason Davis has caught some big passes? I mean seriously Sharpe is just too much of a homer.

    The league is not ready to make a statement? Who cares. Its the freaking power. I wish someone would cut the power to Wilcots mic. God almighty who runs CBS Sports?

  102. The one good thing about the power outage is we’re getting some crack reporting!

  103. Only two power outages during an NFL game that I can think of, and both came at moments advantageous to this 49er team… (though unbeknown to everybody at the time, Ben had not taken a needle, after all.)

  104. honest to pete, so far this is the most interesting part of the game.

  105. I really do hope this was sabotage. That would be awesome.

  106. Where is Myron Cope when you need him

  107. What network has the Puppy Bowl?

  108. Jeezus the Ravens really do take on the mentality of their coach. Can someone cry over the power coming back on?

  109. I read Bob Nutting just got a contract a few weeks ago to supply power to the Superdome?

    Slick Frank got lost on Bourbon Street

    Neal responded, but folks are still interpreting what he said

  110. Let me get this right….

    The 49ers have to have their defense come up with some 3 and outs or turnovers in order to help their offense?

    Can someone clarify that for me? I’m confused with all these exciting replays of the power going out.

  111. The NFL would like to thank Head of Security Frank Drebbin for quickly restoring order.

  112. I would rather just see the Harbaugh’s fight it out. Of course the ravens would cry over the game being held up because the 49ers not having power to their communications

  113. I’m suprised both starters are coming back out.

  114. Ok. Back to sleep now.

  115. People at the game are tweeting about a strong smell of gas inside the Superdome. Hope it’s some kind of joke.

  116. For all you masochists out there. MLB radio on XM is playing the Braves radio feed of Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS.

  117. Ravens players visibly upset after learing the winner of the “coke” actually wins a can of coca-cola.

  118. Alex Smith was seen texting Cam Cameron during the delay.

  119. Any news on Rob Ryan?

    Anyone up to starting a fund for him?

  120. Let me get this right….

    Simms just said just go out there and call a play and run it? A rookie QB versus the Ravens and you want him to just go out and call a play on his own and run it? In the super bowl? Brilliant.

  121. touchdown 49ers about time

  122. So. Companies pay like a gabillion dollars for these commercials, right?

  123. Gangnam dance had to show up in at least one commercial right?

    Don’t know if anyone saw it or not but they actually had a PGA golfer do it after the 16th hole yesterday. Did the hole dance. Not to mention the addition of the caddy races on the 16th hole. That was more interesting to watch than the super bowl so far

  124. Gotta put the kids to sleep. Merry Super Bowl to all and to all a good night!

  125. The fat lady has not cleared her throat yet

  126. i see that light thingee worked again

  127. take it back… this game is about to turn big time

  128. so..who plugged the 49ers in during that power outage?

  129. Ray Lewis falling on Davis 3 seconds after he’s on the ground

  130. wow…there’s another TD

  131. Man what a block.

  132. God to Ray-Ray

    Its not over yet, big fella

    Come up, regardless and see me sometime

  133. ray ray?

    ray ray?

    (i have nothing else)

  134. Onside kick! C’mon Harbaugh.

    Speed stick commercial was pretty good

  135. Who was asking for the Nance plug of the Masters?? There ya go

  136. Something about the clydesdale commercials.

  137. Sheesh Jones has looked skiddish since the TD

  138. Nance, in April, at Augusta….that’s good stuff.

    Nance, with Simms, calling the Super Bowl…..terrible stuff.

    Stick with what you’re good at CBS.

  139. I think I just may have dropped a turd in my pants

  140. and a fumble recovery lol

  141. Go for 2 or 1 if you score a TD here?

  142. Ahh they blew it there. No need for 2 shots in the end zone

  143. another chance for the FG

  144. Oh Christ Simms…. That was a great acting job by Akers.

  145. Anyone else like the Oreo cookie battle in the Library commercial from the first Quarter? I thought it was pretty funny and a nice take on that “less filling-taste great” from Miller.

  146. getting closer

  147. Ravens get a TD here and its over

  148. I miss Paul Harvey

  149. Paul Harvey. Good day.

  150. There is absolutely zero arch on Kaepernick’s passes. He throws them on a line. What a freak.

  151. Have all year to draw up a 2pt play and thats what you come up with?

    Thank God Tomlin saved those 2pt plays against SD in case we would have ended up in the same position in the SB.

  152. Thats a huge missed 2pt try. TD puts this game away.

  153. Nice job of CBS not showing the over head view to see if Reed was offsides. Wouldn’t want to show the Ravens getting a call in their favor

  154. Unbelievably stupid penalties by SF. Just cost themselves this game

  155. Four minutes. One drive. Put in Joe Montana.

  156. I’m just ticked that they didn’t convert the two points. I wanted overtime.

  157. Vernon Davis you just missed out on your Manningham opportunity

  158. those things on the end of their wrists. what are they for?

  159. Ray Lewis doing his best Te’o impression

  160. They may score too quickly

  161. BAL should be using the TO’s

  162. For some reason I’m actually nervous

  163. Ok… Samsung just won best commercial

  164. Officials on that side handed the Ravens the game.

    WTF is Simms talking about. The WR was FLAT OUT HELD

  165. Referees just handed the game to Baltimore

  166. you got that right


  168. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the only team to win 6 Super Bowls. That’s all I got.

  169. i can’t wait until the next half

  170. If this were wrestling, Ray Ray would announce his “last ride” was all a swerve and he’s coming back next year as a member of NWO.

  171. WORST officiated game of the year! They called NOTHING (particularly when the Ravens were doing the nasties)! BOOHISS!

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