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Super Bowl XLVII - Tell Someone Who Cares

Posted on: January 22, 2013 8:14 pm
It should be inferred, based on the title to this entry, that I'm not a big fan of this year's "big game".

One of these QB's, Joe Flacco or Colin Kaepernick, will forevermore (after the night of 2-3-2013) be known as a Super Bowl winner.  If it is Flacco, that guarantees that he'll get paid a boatload of money (which he doesn't deserve) and be acclaimed as an "elite" QB (ditto).  If it's Kaepernick, it's a bit less insulting to my intelligence.  Still, I'm not a huge fan of his, because contrary to the claims of everyone and their mother, he doesn't really make the 49ers' offense more dynamic.  He does have the ability to throw the ball down the field more often than Alex Smith, but he's not calling the plays.  So the 49ers' offense still looks like something straight out of 1960.

I'm not a fan of the main storyline heading into this game, the brother-vs.-brother head coach showdown.  For one thing, I'm an only child.  Secondly, neither of them will be on the field (unless Jim is going nuts over a perceived "bad call").

I'm also not a fan of either team at this point.  They both beat teams I felt were more deserving to hold the title.  That said, if I were going to pick the game, I would go with Baltimore.  I've gone on record before stating that I think Baltimore is one of three or four teams set up to win the title every year in the foreseeable future.  But Joe Flacco's continual disappointments (in the regular season, it should be noted) have led me to dislike him as a player.

The playoffs usually disappoint me on some level.  This year's version has been even more disappointing.

I guess one small thing I'm thankful for is that the Texans didn't make the Super Bowl.  The current matchup isn't very exciting, yet it could still be worse. 
Category: NFL

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2013 11:16 pm

Super Bowl XLVII - Tell Someone Who Cares

I would most likely go with Flacco.  Playoff success tips it for me.

They're both pretty entitled if they think they deserve that much, though.  I'm a little surprised Ryan thinks he's deserving of 20 mil after winning one playoff game and giving away yet another one.

I wonder if the Ravens organization would be comfortable moving on from Flacco if they find that he's not amenable to their terms. 

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2013 10:24 am

Super Bowl XLVII - Tell Someone Who Cares

big_red, Matt Ryan of the Falcons wants $20 mil as well.  Who would you give $20 mil to between Flacco and Ryan?  My answer would be Flacco (although I wouldn't give that much to either.  I would pay Flacco more).  Flacco has finally played like the Top 5 QB he insists he is over the past few games when it counts.  I would like to see more consistancy from him.  Ravens would only tag Flacco to give them time to work a long term deal.  No way Joe plays on a franchise 1 year contract.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2013 3:09 am

Super Bowl XLVII - Tell Someone Who Cares

Thanks, I completely forgot about that.

Even if Baltimore does win, I'm not sure that would be enough to give Flacco the big money contract he wants.  Ozzie Newsome has proven to be a good GM (maybe even great), so I'm sure he's done his due diligence on the subject.

I would definitely franchise him, no matter what.  I don't believe he's the guy long-term. 

Since: Mar 5, 2011
Posted on: January 22, 2013 11:29 pm

Super Bowl XLVII - Tell Someone Who Cares

Before Sunday's game, NFLN analyst (former Suit w/glasses?) stated Flacco probably gets franchise tag.  Maybe that changes if he hoists the hardware.  Brees gets $20M, Eli $16M, Tom & Peyton in-between.  It's about Super Bowls, winning them especially.

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