Perhaps this was one of the greatest super bowls in history. It was definitely one of the most watched as more than 100 million viewers tuned in last Sunday night.
The biggest surge in viewers was during the 34-minute power outage that occurred early in the third quarter. Then there is the fact that at least half of those viewers were only watching for the commercials.
In any case, we learned quite a bit after Super Bowl XLVII. We learned that Joe Flacco is one of most improved quarterbacks in the league.
We learned that the Baltimore Ravens offense can be just as effective as their defense. We also learned that even though Ray Lewis wasn’t much of a factor in the game, he will be a first ballot hall of famer regardless of what people think of him.
We learned that Colin Kaepernick is not afraid of the spotlight and can lead his team in any situation. After losing the biggest game of his career, I’m sure he will be more than motivated to be the starter again in 2013. Perhaps Alex Smith will be playing elsewhere this fall......
We would also learn that Randy Moss indeed is NOT the greatest receiver of all time as he said in the days leading up to the big game. He only caught two passes all night. We discovered that even in a losing effort, Frank Gore is one of the best running backs in the game.
We also learned that brotherly love can survive the pressures of Super Bowl Sunday, the Harbaugh brothers were still gracious towards one another after the game.
And finally, we learned that defense doesn’t always win championships. Yesterday I was interviewed on the Cooley and Chivari show on Sports Town Chicago, you can listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/bleacher-talk/cooley-chivari-interview-gabe