For the purposes of media narrative, this is the easiest Super Bowl to hype of the scenarios available at the conference title games. Brother against brother. Possible murderer against possible sexual assault perpetrator. Tattooed quarterback against unibrowed quarterback.
The Ravens deserve a lot of credit for getting here. Should they win in two weeks in New Orleans, they will be the sixth team in the last eight years to win the Super Bowl coming out of the Wild Card round. Of course, they field two superstar defensive players with little to nothing left in the tank. That might be a problem. Then again, the Ravens have quite a bit of luck this postseason. They got a Denver safety to not bother to cover deep on a desperation pass. They lucked out with Gronk and Aqib Talib being hurt for the Patriots. Baltimore got healthy at just the right time to make a run. It stands to reason that being lucky is better than being good and lucky the Ravens have been.
Unfortunately, the 49ers have been pretty luck too. And they’re a better team that’s also been lucky. Whether that holds up two weeks from now remains to be seen, but if it does, it’s hard to see any other outcome than the Niners winning their sixth Super Bowl title.
In the meantime, let’s all enjoy Ray-Ray’s exposed ass crack.