The journey everybody has been talking about in the Baltimore Ravens locker room for the last month officially came to an end at 10:44 p.m. Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens reigning as SuperBowl champions.
As the Baltimore Ravens get ready to take on the 49ers in New Orleans, back home officials are getting ready to deal with what they hope will be an joyful but not too rowdy night of drinking and — hopefully — celebration
Now, just over a year since winning a national title with the Crimson Tide, Courtney Upshaw's second in four years in Tuscaloosa, the Ravens rookie linebacker has returned to New Orleans, the site of Sunday's Super Bowl.
When Scott and Jackie Dunkel left Millersville last weekend and headed south to New Orleans, two Super Bowl tickets in hand, they took all the comforts of home with them, from satellite TV and Internet hookups to a king-sized bed and the kitchen sink.
Every week, we hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Baltimore Ravens' opponent that week. This week, we chatted with reporter Jerry McDonald, who covers the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders for The Bay Area Newspaper Group.
When Abingdon resident Rose Ihedigbo enrolled her sons in Pop Warner youth football as children, she had no idea it would put her youngest son James on a path to an appearance in the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens.
In case you hadn't heard, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and his baby bro, San Francisco 49ers head coach, Jim Harbaugh, will become the first brothers to duke it out as dueling head coaches in the Super Bowl. Here is a quick look at how John and Jim measure up in our Tale of the Tape, though winning Sunday's Super Bowl is what really matters.
The Ravens offensive line will face another tough test in the Super Bowl on Sunday. The 49ers have one of the most physical and effective fronts in the NFL, and one of the most feared pass rushers in football in linebacker Aldon Smith, who will be chasing after Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco all evening.
John Harbaugh joked with reporters, playfully encouraging them to ask repetitive questions to his younger brother, Jim, the head coach of the 49ers. He thanked team officials and fans who turned out in droves on a cold and wet day in Baltimore to send the team off. He then promised that his Ravens would be business-like and focused as they try to win their second Super Bowl in franchise history