Not an exact science……#ravenswin
February 4, 2013 Leave a comment
A recent Insurance Journal article reported that insurance industry professionals picked the 49ers over the Ravens at a rate of almost 2 to 1 and that the risk management subset of professionals within the insurance industry picked the 49ers a little over 3 to 1. Hope they didn’t put any money on that.
So how did the insurance professionals get it wrong? The easiest way to describe it is to say that football isn’t an exact science. You can’t predict how those men will react to the pressure of being in the big game or who will get injured, whether a ref will throw a flag or if a coach will make a boneheaded call.
In the end, It looked like the Ravens simply wanted it more. The 49ers made a dramatic comeback attempt, but it was simply too late. This Super Bowl will go down in memory for a few reasons:
1. That fake field goal kick. If they would have kicked the 3, the guy behind me would have been winning on the football squares pool. Lets just say he wasn’t happy with the fake kick call!
2. The lights went out. What the heck was that all about? Before it is over with, someone is gonna have some explaining to do. The TV execs had to be happy with the additional 30 minutes of commercials. Maybe we can have those after the third quarter from now on. A halftime and then a 3rd quarter break similar to a 7th inning stretch. It would give everyone plenty of time to refill their plates with chips, dips and deserts.
3. The safety at the end of the game. Where we watched the game, there were a couple or three football squares pools. With a minute left in the game, folks were already counting their money when all of a sudden the Ravens decided to take a safety. Much cussing and discussing ensued.
All in all it was a great game with some great food. Unfortunately, football and deer season are now over. Not much to do for the next few weeks but count the days until the quest for the monarchs of the Spring begins.