|Super Bowl XLVII predictions|
|Thursday, January 31, 2013|
By SABRINA GARRETT
The Baltimore Ravens take on five-time Super Bowl champs, the San Francisco 49ers, this Sunday at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
The 49ers are a 5 point favorite according to the Las Vegas oddsmakers – and several locals would agree. Wilson County football enthusiasts shared their predictions of the Super Bowl outcome with The Wilson Post:
“I have to go with the 49ers.” – Coach Donnie Suber, Head Football Coach at Cumberland University
“49ers…27-20.” – Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen
“That is a tough question. With two, what seems to be matched teams – I am going to pick the 49ers.” – Roger Perry, Head Football Coach at Mt. Juliet High School
“49ers – going with better offense over better defense.” – Dr. Mark Kent, Lebanon
“Baltimore 21, San Francisco 17.” – Jack Pratt, Wilson County Property Assessor
“49ers by 10.” – Rob Cesternino, Lebanon City Councilor Ward 3
“My hope is that is just a good football game. My team is not there – but if I had to guess I would say San Francisco.” – Mayor Randall Hutto,Wilson County
This will be the second Super Bowl victory sought by the Ravens, who defeated the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV in 2001. While the team’s linebacker, Ray Lewis, has received much publicity following his announcement to retire from professional football after 17years – both team’s head coaches are getting their fair share of publicity too.
Sunday marks the first time in history that the Super Bowl will become a “Brother Bowl” – with head coaches and brothers, John Harbaugh (Baltimore) and Jim Harbaugh (San Francisco) facing off.