San Francisco 49ers won the NFC Conference Championship I could feel a "Niners Flu" coming on for 4 February. I received a tweet from Burger Mary about a Super Bowl party she was hosting at The Precinct Hotel in Richmond with an authentic menu of American food and decided to get a ticket. I also managed to convince Danny take off work and come along as well. It was nice to have a reserved table in a room where most of the people there were interested in watching the game. We got a breakfast burrito on arrival, and also sampled the buffalo wings, shrimp po boy and loaded potato skins during the game, which all tasted good.
The 49ers were their own worst enemies in the first half, while the Baltimore Ravens pulled off some miraculous plays that defied belief. The kick off run back for a touchdown at the start of the second half was almost the final nail in the coffin for the 49ers. But then the power went out in the Superdome for 35 minutes, and after that it was like the Niners had finally gotten a spark and pulled it together as a team. They stormed back to within 2 points and it seemed like the power outage would claim the MVP award, but unfortunately the 49ers failed to make it into the end zone on the final drive and the Ravens won the Super Bowl. It was a disappointing outcome, and the "Quest for Six" still continues.
Of course, the Super Bowl is not only about football, but also the half time show and commercials. Beyonce's performance was pretty amazing with her use of the screens, and I actually cheered when Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams popped up onto the stage for a mini-Destiny's Child reunion. The Aussie broadcast doesn't show the American commercials, but I've watched them all on the NFL site, and the Tide "Miracle Stain" one was, not surprisingly, my favorite of the bunch: