Everyone saw the game and it was a few days ago, so here are just a few points to put a wrap on this sports year*:
- To answer Trey’s question, above, you make like John Harbaugh and go cuss out some guy.
- As for the other Harbaugh involved in Sunday’s game, he was too busy serving up a wardrobe malfunction:
- On that (historical) topic, I’ve been critical of Beyoncé in the recent past, but I thought her performance at halftime was just right for this setting. A no-holds-barred pop experience by one of the top musical celebrities of the day is what the Super Bowl halftime show should be.
- (On that note, I finally saw the infamous Janet Jackson performance for the first time this week, and there is no possible way that wasn’t an intentional move by Justin Timberlake. How did he get away with that?!)
- As for the no-call on the fourth-and-goal pass to Michael Crabtree:
- Based on where the ball landed, I think the pass was uncatchable, so the no-call is correct.
- For what it’s worth, Mike Pereira agrees with me, though for a different reason.
- There’s something sort of ironic about the 49ers complaining about a lack of a pass-interference call on the last play of a playoff game, or at least Falcons fans think so.
- If you really want to Zapruder the thing, click here and have your heart contented.
- Also for Crabtree, he intercepted Colin Kaepernick’s first-half touchdown pass to a wide-open Randy Moss, so he probably should include that play in his analysis of the game.
- Penalties, early and late in the game, really are what doomed San Francisco.
- I think it’s fair to ask whether we should’ve seen Alex Smith in the game at some point.
- Who told you about Frank Gore?
- Who told you before kickoff the Ravens would win?
Thanks for tuning into our Super Bowl coverage. Onward.
*It really feels like the “sports year” ought to run from Super Bowl to Super Bowl, so we’re going to treat it that way around here. I’m not really sure what we’ll touch on between now and the Daytona 500, but there are a few items in the pipeline, so don’t worry. The slowest sports day of the year doesn’t come until July anyway.