DAHLBERG: ADVANTAGE, JOHN

DAHLBERG: ADVANTAGE, JOHN
February 4, 2013, 1:58 am
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Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh holds out the Vince Lombardi Trophy as owner Stephen J. Bisciotti, right, stands by after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)

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AP national sports columnist Tim Dahlberg just filed his latest dispatch on what he calls ``the strangest Super Bowl you will ever see.''

An excerpt:

If football is a game of momentum, the San Francisco 49ers probably deserved a better fate. It took a blackout to get them going, only to have some pedestrian play calling with the game on the line finally finish them off.

This wasn't two coaching geniuses at their best, not even close. Their father, Jack, surely saw that from the stands, where he and his wife, Jackie, spent more than four hours trying their hardest not to root either way as their sons went up against each other on the biggest stage in football.

One, though, was better than the other, and in the end that was why the Ravens were holding the Lombardi trophy aloft in celebration while the 49ers filed quietly off the field.

Advantage, John.

Read the whole column here: http://bit.ly/VJYQX4

- Tim Dahlberg - http://twitter.com/timdahlberg

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