After an NFL season full of big plays, big hits and even bigger controversies comes the match every football fan has been waiting for: Super Bowl XLVII! We’ll have live play-by-play commentary of the action between the 49ers and Ravens from 10.30am AEDT.
From humble beginnings in front of a curious LA crowd in 1967, the Super Bowl has risen to become one of the most anticipated annual events on the world’s sporting calendar, and is a grandiose display of everything that is pro football American style.
It is an arena where reputations are forged, egos dismantled and 300lb grown men cry.
In 2013, the New Orleans Superdome plays host to the match that promises to be an absolute barn burner, with the battle of the National Football Conference’s San Francisco 49ers and the American Football Conference’s Baltimore Ravens predicted to be one of the most entertaining in recent memory.
This game has it all: An exciting quarterback shootout, veteran linebacker Ray Lewis’ raw emotion and of course the ever-controversial half time show.
And, just in case you’ve been living in a cave with hotdogs in your ears for the last fortnight, the game will feature the strategic battle royale between coaching brothers Jim (49ers) and John (Ravens) Harbaugh.
The Baltimore Ravens comes into New Orleans having finished the NFL regular season with a 10-6 record. They went through the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots to win the AFC.
The San Francisco 49ers finished with an 11-4-1 record, and bested the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons to take their place on centre stage.
But most importantly, who’s going to win? Will it be Baltimore’s bruisers or San Francisco’s supermen? Stay tuned to find out, and make sure to leave your two cents and a prediction for the match below.
Now, as they say in the movies, let’s play some football! (Oh, Ravens by seven, with Flacco MVP.)
WIN with The Roar – thanks to EA Sports’ new game Madden Social, we have 10 BBQ packs to give away, valued at $90 each. Just tell us in the comments who you think will win Super Bowl XLVII, and the winning points margin. (Closest ten guesses will win – be sure to be logged in to leave us an email address to contact you, competition closes at kick-off)