Super Bowl XLVII and its many storylines
By Shylo Adams
Sibling rivalry will be in full force when the San Francisco 49ers battle the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.
The 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will face his older brother, John Harbaugh, the head coach of the Raven’s, making some call this the Harbowl.
“I think you’re going to see a game of intensity,” Chris Schultz, TSN football analyst, said about the upcoming game. “And I think you’re going to see a really hard hitting game.”
John Harbaugh told NFL.com that he’s trying to keep himself out of the match-up. “We had a few dreams, we had a few fights. We had a few arguments. We will try to stay out of that business. We’ll let the two teams duke it out as much as possible.”
Another major story coming out of this year’s Super Bowl is future hall of famer Ray Lewis’ retirement.
“For me to come out and say that this is my last ride and for me now to be headed back to the Super Bowl for me possibly winning a second ring, how else do you cap off a career?” Lewis told NFL.com following the Baltimore Raven’s win over the New England Patriots on Sunday night.
First-year fitness and health Humber student, Michael Sutton, was cheering for Baltimore in last night’s game because of Ray Lewis’ pending retirement.
“I think that’s probably the reason I wanted to see the Ravens win yesterday is Ray Lewis just cause he’s probably one of the greatest to play the game.”
Lewis playing in the Super Bowl and retiring this year will put him under the media’s magnifying glass.
For the upcoming game Schultz, a former CFL and NFL player, spoke of the 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, and what he will bring to the game.
“The wild card is Colin Kaepernick.” Schultz said. “When you look at the two quarterbacks the speed and mobility of Colin Kaepernick gives San Francisco an edge.”
But this is a team sport and Schultz doesn’t see either team being a clear pick for winner.
“I don’t know if there is really an edge to either team. The only edge I see is perhaps in the kicking game because San Francisco has had some issues with their kicking game. Other than that this is going to be one of the tighter Super Bowls.”
New York Giants fan, Sutton, said the 49ers maybe the better team in this pairing.
“I feel like the 49ers are probably more of a complete team,” the New York Giants fan said. “They have more depth on all levels, but anything can happen in one game.”