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'twas the night before Harbowl

Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeRandy MossEd Reed

Twas the night before Harbowl, purple lights filled the street

A city's hopes rest on Flacco, whom we should now deem elite.

The jerseys were hung up in each locker room

Soon one team would claim victory, the other: pure doom.

The players were rested, the week before having off.

Because of nation-wide sickness, they'd guard against cough.

Our new OC Caldwell was now at the helm

Of an explosive offense — for fans a new realm.

As night melted to dawn, the big day was here

In hours the Superdome would get real "Hot in here."

Because it was Ray-Ray's last ride, and you don't want to mess

With the best linebacker ever, 52 on his chest.

For most of the season, the O-line was patchwork

A turn-style of positions, except for Yanda and Birk.

But now? I don't think we could ask for much more.

McKinnie's been solid, and hey, so has Oher!

When out on the field there arose such a clatter

The Ravens on offense or defense, it just didn't matter.

Away to the end zone Rice ran swift and fierce.

We've got lightning with him, and a bulldog in Pearce.

On the next possession, they got flagged for holdin'

The 49er's should know — you can't outmuscle Boldin.

There was Pitta for eight, Jacoby gained a few.

Then deep down the side line, to that gazelle 82.

Torrey — who endured such heartache earlier this year,

Wants this one for his brother, that much is clear.

And then what to my wondering blurred vision I saw

Even on defense, the Ravens played without flaw.

That cog in the line, yes — it's of Ngata I speak.

Had Colin "running man" Kaepernick's knees growing weak.

So fling it he did, and he flung it often.

Right to Chykie and Cary — both nails in the coffin.

A Randy Moss fumble, even Ed Reed had a pick.

And late in the game, two field goals Tucker did kick.

Leach high-fived Ray, and that started the hugs,

Ball So Hard they sure did — thanks to a brute we call Suggs.

Tick, tick, tick, went the clock, Baltimore fans gave a whistle.

Then Charm City exploded as if shot by a missile.

And Harbaugh exclaimed after two Gatorade showers:

"For Bisciotti and Art — the Harbowl is ours!!!"

Patrick Delaney, Baltimore

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