San Francisco and Baltimore are two proud football towns with rich histories of football. 49ers fans and Ravens fans alike will descend on New Orleans in the coming days as the teams gear up for Super Bowl XLVII.
San Francisco and Baltimore also feature a tradition of football competition that dates back to the 1950s and the days of Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park. Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle took a historical look back at past battles between football franchises from the two cities.
“There was a time when ‘San Francisco vs. Baltimore’ meant something entirely different than the matchup we’ll get in this Super Bowl,” Jenkins wrote. “It meant antiquated, neighborhood stadiums in the middle of town. It meant some of the most riveting, free-wheeling NFL games ever played.”
Did you know Jim Harbaugh, Randy Moss and Ray Lewis also played in the same game back in 1998? Today’s Morning Tailgate features that backstory, highlights the contributions of the York family and more.
Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group revisited a Ravens-Vikings game from 1998 that featured Harbaugh at QB, Moss at WR and Lewis at LB.
Mark Purdy of the Bay Area News Group spoke to 49ers Co-Chairman Dr. John York about his organization’s sixth Super Bowl run.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com examined Harbaugh’s preparation for his first Super Bowl.
Don Banks of Sports Illustrated offered some interesting facts and figures to keep note of when the 49ers and Ravens play in New Orleans.
Michael Rosenberg of Sports Illustrated passed along a link to a feature story he wrote about Jim and John Harbaugh.
Mike Sando of ESPN.com discussed Michael Crabtree’s ascension as a receiver.
Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area News Group wrote that the San Francisco Giants are supporting the 49ers for Super Bowl XLVII.
Pavlovic also shared reaction from Giants players via social media.
Will Brinson of CBSSports.com used the old Nintendo game Tecmo Bowl to predict the 49ers-Ravens Super Bowl matchup.
Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times wrote a piece looking at the humble beginnings of the Super Bowl.
Stuart Elliott of the New York Times offered a rundown of the Super Bowl ad landscape for 2013.
Sports Illustrated put together a photo gallery of the top 10 Super Bowls ever.
Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle spotlighted Colin Kaepernick.
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