But no shout out to Ray Lewis? Clearly, Obama is more of a basketball than a football fan.
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Remember that awesome 108-yard touchdown Jacoby Jones opened the second half of the game with? Not only was it a crucial play for the Ravens, but it also gave a bunch of Baltimoreans some free furniture.
Our friends over at Deadspin were curious, as we were, about what normally cool, calm and collected Coach John Harbaugh had to say to the stadium official who seemed to be updating him on the status of the bizarre power outage. The website hired a lip reader to translate what was said. The Super Bowl winning coach has admitted he “way overreacted.”
“It was the one thing I look back on in the game and I am disappointed in myself about, because I didn’t have very much poise in that moment,” said Harbaugh in a press conference today. Apparently, the power on the 49ers’ side of the field was still in use and the team’s coaching staff was able to engage in sideline-to-booth communication, while the Ravens’ staff could not.
The transcript, below:
Harbaugh: You want me to, you want me to keep my coordinator down here and then go back up?
Winning the Super Bowl should be like celebrating a significant birthday — it’s important to milk it for all you’ve got, and to make it last as long as possible. Who knows when we’ll get this excuse again? (Orioles 2013!!)
You’d have to be made of stone not to be moved by the Ravens Super Bowl nail-biter victory last night. The game had more plot lines than Downton Abbey: the brothers Harbaugh, the retiring hero, the unsung hero, the underdog status, a weird power outage (okay, in the heat of the game I was harboring irrational suspicions that a 49ers fan was behind it! You know how it gets…), and more. We could not be more thrilled for the team and for our city. Congratulations, Ravens. Congratulations, Baltimore.
Watch the team celebrate here.
This week’s news is abuzz with what Baltimoreans are doing and wearing for good luck on Sunday. You might have noticed a coworker wearing the same “lucky jersey” every single day this week as a sure-fire way to help the Ravens win. We’ve heard tales of people not cutting their hair or shaving. We’ve seen some of the most bizarre trinkets and statuettes being toted around and rubbed compulsively. And that’s great. The more magic we’ve got on our side, the better, right? And yet, we know there are those among us who, though filled with civic pride, and excitement about the game, are new to this whole thing. Maybe so new that you don’t have your official game day outfit all planned out. But be warned: not wearing purple on Sunday could be like not wearing green on St. Patrick’s day. Ouch.