Super Bowl XLVII
Joe Flacco was named Super Bowl MVP, and his performance will earn him respect and a big contract, says Rick Gosselin at the Dallas Morning News. On the other side of the field, the no-call on the 49ers final offensive play will leave San Francisco wondering: what if? And despite the over-30-minute delay caused by a power outage, says Bill Plaschke at the LA Times, the game turned out pretty well.
As hyped during Super Bowl week, it was a tough night for Jack and Jackie Harbaugh, parents of John and Jim. Ray Lewis, another media focus last week, ended his career with another championship ring, while young Colin Kaepernick, just starting his career, knows just how close he came to something incredible.
And in the ever-talked-about Super Bowl commercial "competition," Chrysler's and Taco Bell's ads came away winners, says Suzanne Vranica at the Wall Street Journal.
Other Top Stories
Phil Mickelson capped a wild week in Phoenix by winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Jon Shea at the San Francisco Chronicle says baseball's PED era is far from over.
Marc Stein at ESPN delivers some NBA truths as the trade deadline looms.
And more, at RealClearSports.
The Superdome loses power during the third quarter of the Super Bowl:
Jacoby Jones runs back the second-half kickoff 108 yards for an electrifying touchdown.
Paul Pierce scored 22 points to lead the Celtics past the Clippers.
And Psy remixed "Gangnam Style" to promote pistachios.
Tweet of the Night
So THAT'S where the other two members of Destiny's Child have been: trapped in pneumatic tubes beneath the SuperDome.-- Joel McHale (@joelmchale) February 4, 2013