Originally Posted by magnafides
Doesn't mean you didn't
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but "guilty until proven innocent" is not what the US judicial system offers. If you desire a society that fosters this belief, emmigration is always an option.
As for the game, I don't foster any hatred towards players, because I know they are only there for my entertainment, period (i.e. not to be role models, Tim Tebow is the exception, not the rule). If I had to pick a Harbaugh to root for, I'd say that Jim's antics and demeanor are abrasive, so I'd lean towards rooting for John. Flacco has been a bit too boastful about his eliteness, yet has backed it up this season. I have enjoyed watching Kaepernick since his Nevada days, but some of his postplay actions have been childish. For all the Ray Lewis haters, all you need to point to is the fact that he will only be the 3rd best MLB on the field next Sunday. For everyone who says they don't care about this game, puh-leease. The two offenses have established OL/run-games and above-average passing games (with both strong armed risk taking QBs, uhh yes please). Both defenses are highly creative and good-tackling units. If you voluntarily don't watch this game, you are missing out, and I feel sorry for you.
My prediction (and only that): Ravens 24 -- 49'ers 19
-the Ravens held a better offense (NE at Gillette) to 13pts.
-the Ravens offense with a steady Ray Rice, good TEs and Joe Flacco throwing up 60yd jump balls (which btw are seemingly very low risk) seems like a very balanced unit.
-the 49'ers defense for as stout as it is, the weak point is the secondary
-Kaepernick will keep 49'ers in the game, but Ravens DC/scheme will present more resistance than the Falcons.
Knowing I have stated the preceding, the score will probably end up 35-17 49ers.
Either way I'll be watching, and if anyone finds link to a good (relevant) SB drinking game, post the link please.