With this year's Super Bowl featuring two teams with vocal allies for the LGBT community in the Ravens' linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and the 49ers' head coach Jim Harbaugh, I'm hopeful that their fans may one day be as passionate about LGBT inclusion as they are about the game.
So does God care who wins the Super Bowl? Well, not exactly. But He will be at that game rooting for each player, owner, fan, and concession stand worker hoping that the experience of the Super Bowl will, win or lose, enhance and deepen their relationship with Him.
The football market for one of a kind authentic memorabilia is finally about to blow wide open. Given current market trends, collecting now is almost a sure bet. But how about Ray Lewis?
If you want to get tickets to see the big game up "close" and personal, you need a little bit of luck and a whole lot of patience. But hey, the Harbough brothers did the same thing, and look where they'll be on Super Bowl Sunday.
Going into Super Bowl XLVII, some interesting trends have cropped up on the secondary ticket market, with special significance for fans still looking to grab a seat. On Sunday night, the average price paid for a Super Bowl XLVII ticket was $3,223.
Usually you read about this happening with a family whose last name is Manning, but that era is over. There's a new family in town taking over, and this time they're coaches rather than the players. For the first time in the NFL, two brothers will square off in the Super Bowl.
Seeing a man laid out cold on the field, crushed, unconsciousness, without life, and right next to him, 10 Ravens and Patriots players and three referees in a 2,000-pound pig pile fighting for the loose football right next to him, soured the game for me.
I've been thinking a lot about Jack and Jackie Harbaugh today. As a psychologist and the mom of two boys sharing a career path in film, I can't help but analyze the Harbaugh situation.
Underneath all the clichés and apologies, it is hard to argue the Baltimore Ravens would not have lost the game long before overtime without several game-changing assists from the officiating crew.
Despite a slightly weaker conference championship winning percentage than New England , San Francisco edges the Patriots in the most likely Super Bowl.
In football, the odds are carefully crafted and discussed. People went into this weekend knowing for sure that the Denver Broncos would beat the Ravens. But the odds didn't take into account the intangibles -- in this case, the spirit of Ray Lewis.
For John Elway, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, their dream season ended in utter heartbreak. More specifically though, it was the way it ended, 38-35 in double overtime, at the hands of two Manning picks and a torched defense, that was so surprising.
For the Ravens to even stand a chance in this game, quarterback Joe Flacco's going to have to seriously improve upon his performance from the last time these two teams met.
With a bye week in the Wild Card round and no real surprises to-date in the playoffs, the Denver Broncos are our favorites to win the Super Bowl, making the Super Bowl 50.2 percent of the time and bringing home the title 28.2 percent of the time.
Ray Lewis' swan song postseason starts off with a battle of the wits against Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Both players have a tremendous ability to read the opponent's alignments before the snap. Whichever can fool the other most often will give their unit a major advantage.
From the swamps of Bartow, Florida to the streets of Baltimore, Maryland we have watched the birth of the NFL's first true behemoth.