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Super Bowl 47

Super Bowl 47 will be played in New Orleans, LA on February 3, 2013.  Baltimore Ravens vs  San Fransisco 49ers.  More information and events click here.

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The Baltimore Ravens are Super Bowl champions after beating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

The 49ers nearly came back in the second half, but the Ravens were able to pull out a 34-31 win.

York County fans celebrated at The Cove in Spring Garden Township after the Ravens won in a nail-biting finish.

 

Kids in Harrisburg were paying close attention to the commercials during the Super Bowl. The Dauphin County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services Youth Advisory Board took part in the Big Bowl Vote 2013, which is a national program sponsored by the Drug-Free Alliance.

During the big game, kids watched and then voted on their favorite commercials. But it’s more than just their favorites, the kids also gave their opinion on the impact those ads had especially when it came to commercials advertising alcohol.

(CNN) — The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Sunday.

It is the second victory in the NFL championship for the Ravens, who also won Super Bowl XXXV.

Just a few minutes after Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown, the power in half the Superdome went off with 13:22 left in the third quarter. The referee called a halt to the game while stadium officials worked to fix the problem. At about 8:45 p.m. ET, power was restored and the process of powering up the lights began.

The game restarted after a 35-minute delay, according to CBS, which broadcast the game.

The 49ers scored their first touchdown when Michael Crabtree scored on a 31-yard touchdown throw from Colin Kaepernick. That made the score 28-13 with 7:20 left in the third quarter.

Three minutes later, Frank Gore scored on a 6-yard run off the right side to draw the 49ers to within eight, after a David Akers extra point.

After a Ray Rice fumble gave the ball back to the 49ers, Akers kicked his third field goal of the contest.

Rookie Justin Tucker boosted the Ravens lead back to eight with a field goal 2:03 into the final quarter.

But the Niners answered quickly. Kaepenick’s 15-yard scamper — the longest touchdown run by a quarterback in Super Bowl history — made the score at 31-29 with 9:57 left in regulation. But his throw on the two-point conversion was too high.

Tucker kicked a 38-yard field goal with 4:23 left in the game to make it 34-29.

Instead of punting out of their end zone, the Ravens took a safety with four seconds left in the game.

The 49ers ran out of time as they returned the game-ending free kick.

Ravens’ quarterback Joe Flacco — who was selected as the game’s most valuable player — was 22 of 33 for 287 yards.

Kaepernick was 16 of 28 for 246 yards.

Flacco threw red-zone touchdown passes in the first half — the first to Anquan Boldin and another to Dennis Pitta.

He also hit Jones for a 56-yard touchdown pass, where the wide-open receiver fell down catching the ball at the 8-yard line, got up and evaded one defender before sprinting into the end zone.

Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis won his second title. He has said he will retire after 17 seasons in the NFL.

The Baltimore Ravens made a remarkable run in the post season to face the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl XLVII.

A sea of purple and bacl flooded the city to watch the Ravens battle in New Orleans and to watch linebacker Ray Lewis play in his final game in the NFL.

Lewis played for 17 years and was named to the pro bowl 13 times in his career.

Local News
02/03/13

Wing sales soar for Super Bowl Sunday

Soaring wing sales and the Super Bowl seem to go hand-in-hand. Super Bowl Sunday is one of the busiest days in terms of wing sales for Aroogas in York County. The phones started ringing off the hook for wing orders as soon as they opened at 11 a.m.

Extra wings were ordered in anticipation of Super Bowl Sunday. “We ordered about 40 additional cases for this weekend. We will be packed in-house and obviously we have a lot of takeout orders as well,” said general manager Steve Conlin.

The restaurant has 37 wing flavors with the most popular being barbecue.

What’s a big football game without a little smack talk between friends.   The good people at FOX40 in Sacramento, California are pulling for the 49ers and issued a challenge to FOX43.    Both stations take a few jabs at the city and teams many of our viewers are rooting for on Sunday.   It’s polite to let the visitors go first so you will see the story from FOX40′s Mark Demsky first followed by FOX43 Sports Director Todd Sadowski.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wlZnOFOIjA&feature=youtu.be

Local News
02/01/13

Ravens Ray Rice throws party for local girl

Ravens mania is taking over the Annunciation BVM School in McSherrystown.  But this isn’t your typical purple Friday. Although he couldn’t be there, Ray Rice sure knows how to throw a party.

8-year old Giana Hoddinott  from Littlestown is a big Ravens fan.   Her family lost their home, several pets, all of their possessions and Christmas presents in a fire two weeks after Christmas. “It’s just been absolutely devastating.  That is a home that we built with our own hands and sorrow.  Then on top of it, the community the school just came and rallied and that’s honestly what’s been getting us through,” says Giana’s mother Angela Hoddinott.

Her classmates surprised her with presents and also donated $1 to be able to dress in Purple Ravens gear at school on Fridays.  “They wanted to start doing purple Fridays in honor of me and my family, so that was huge. Because they’re not all Ravens fans in that auditorium right now. That right there is huge because they put their rivalries aside for us,” says Angela Hoddinott.

“I really miss our pets and I miss some of the things that my family got me. I miss my house and my room, and my clothes,” says Giana Hoddinott. “I’m really excited because I like how they are helping our family.”

Ravens Running Back Ray Rice caught onto the story and decided to throw the kids a Purple Friday Pizza Party. “It was shared with Ray Rice on his Facebook page. His publicist came out and contacted us immediately and he was touched by two things. He was touched by the kids kindness and the school because he is all about anti bullying, and about the pets, the loss of the pets,” says Angela Hoddinott.

The party included trivia, prizes, pizza and over 300 team shirts, one for every student.   Ledo’s Pizza supplied 80 pizzas.  “He has no idea how he has made my family and the community feel and I just want to thank him very much,” says Angela Hoddinott.

By Katia Hetter, (CNN) — Everyone knows that Super Bowl host New Orleans can throw a party better than almost any other city in the world. But If you can’t get there anytime soon, know that the cities sending teams to Sunday’s game also know how to have a good time

San Franciscans cheering the 49ers will tell you they have much to celebrate outside of football season, including a food and coffee culture that just won’t quit. So do the residents of underrated Baltimore, where you can grab a bushel of crabs but not talk too loudly about the long-departed Colts.

That’s why CNN asked noted San Francisco chef and restaurateur Traci Des Jardins and CBS Baltimore weathercaster and personality Marty Bass for their must-do lists for their beloved cities.

First up: Bass, a fixture in Baltimore since he joined the CBS Baltimore team in 1977.

Where can you sneak away for an hour in Baltimore?

“Head to Cross Street Market in South Baltimore/Federal Hill. It’s city-owned with many stalls and the home of Nick’s Seafood and the Samurai Sushi Bar. Totally local. Sit with Ravens Nation and eat a ton of local oysters, clams, crabs in season and other Chesapeake Bay delights. And of course the beer is cold.”

Maybe you can steal a little more time — a whole afternoon?

“Go to Fell’s Point, our original seaport. The weekend afternoon music at the Cat’s Eye Pub is always good. Right next door at the Thames Street Oyster House you can have more delights from the Chesapeake.”

If you can swing an entire day?

“It’s time for museums, and we have two great ones. The Baltimore Museum of Art has a large collection of Cezanne and Matisse. It’s also home of the world-famous Cone Collection and in the modern wing, a killer collection of Andy Warhol works. After that, have lunch at Gertrude’s at the BMA. Again all local Chesapeake recipes from a fine chef named John Shields. Then head to the Inner Harbor and to the American Visionary Arts Museum. All outsider art.”

What about a nearby overnight?

“Hell, stay here. Great Italian and Greeks spots and some fine clubs. But if you must leave, head to Annapolis. Stay at the Maryland Inn and stroll America’s first capital and one of America’s great boating centers.”

On the other coast

Next up: San Francisco chef Des Jardins

Her restaurants include Jardiniere and Public House in San Francisco, and Manzanita at the Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe.

Where can you sneak away for an hour in San Francisco?

“Take a walk through the Ferry Building Marketplace and along the Embarcadero. You can do a bit of window shopping in the Ferry Building or buy any number of delicious local treats from some of the best food producers in the world. You can walk out of the building onto the back plaza and sit on a bench looking at the Bay Bridge and enjoy a quick lunch or a great cup of coffee. Or take a nice stroll along the Embarcadero and enjoy the views.”

Maybe you can steal a little more time — a whole afternoon?

“Take a walk or hike at Lands End, part of the Golden Gate National Parks, located in the northwest corner of San Francisco. You can take a little walk or a fairly rigorous hike depending on any number of path choices along the way at Lands End. There are great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sutro Baths, the Legion of Honor and the Marin Headlands.”

If you can swing an entire day?

“Get lost in the beauty of Muir Woods, a National Park Service monument, where there are any number of hiking options. You can spend a day wandering through the beautiful paths.”

What about a nearby overnight?

“A trip to Sonoma to ‘the other wine country.’ Stay at the Hotel Healdsburg or h2hotel, and enjoy the many great restaurants available in Healdsburg. The hotel has a great spa, and you can go on wine-tasting excursions at many of the great Sonoma wineries.”

The big game is only two days away and many people are focused on the game, but with over 100 million viewers, the advertising eyes are watching.  Space is at a premium, with companies forking over an average of $3.8 million for a 30 second ad, and only 60 ad spaces during the total game.   People in our area, along with everyone around the country, will have the chance to watch the commercials and vote for your favorite on Spotbowl.

For the 10th year, Pavone in Harrisburg is hosting Spotbowl.  It’s an opportunity for people to watch the commercials during the game, log on to www.Spotbowl.com and vote for your favorite.

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