In the News: Super Bowl XLVII

The 47th Super Bowl was played on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The NFL championship game was won by the Baltimore Ravens 34-31 over the San Francisco 49ers. It was the second Super Bowl won by the Ravens.  For the first time in Super Bowl history, it featured opposing head coach brothers, Baltimore’s John Harbaugh and San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh. Check out the sites below to find out more information about the history of the Super Bowl and the teams that played in this year’s game.

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The NFL’s official Super Bowl site includes information about every Super Bowl played going back to Super Bowl I. The site includes information on the teams that played, the score, the MVP of the Game, the logo of each Bowl, who sung the national anthem, who the halftime entertainment was, as well as many other stats and facts.

NEW! Baltimore Ravens

This is the official site of the Baltimore Ravens. It features information on the current roster, team statistics, media clips of the team, history of the team, and much more.

San Francisco 49ers (find it on the ipl2)

This is the official site of the San Francisco 49ers. This site includes the player roster, team stats, media galleries, a history of the team including year-by-year statistics starting from 1950, and much more.

What’s in a name?

Interestingly this year’s match-up brought us two teams with names that are attributable to their regions in the 1840’s. The Baltimore Ravens were formerly the Cleveland Browns. The owner, Art Modell, relocated them to Baltimore in 1996. In order to select a new name, the franchise reached out to Baltimore fans through polls and focus groups to let them decide. The chosen name, the Ravens,  was inspired by the 1845 poem, The Raven, written by Edgar Allen Poe. For more information about Edgar Allen Poe and his most famous work, The Raven, visit the Edgar Allen Poe Society of Baltimore.

Raven by Manet

Illustrations are by Édouard Manet from the French translation of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. Le Corbeau was translated by Stéphane Mallarmé. Illustration left to right: Le Corbeau – Manet , frontispiece and Le Corbeau – Manet, Plate 3.

The Edgar Allen Poe Society of Baltimore (find it on the ipl2)

Topics in this site range from standard bibliographical references and a biography to Poe’s family tree, appearance, religion, finances, and death. The selection of Poe’s work includes at least one version of every surviving poem and tale; essays, lectures, and literary criticism; and all known letters, including fakes. Poe’s life in Baltimore is chronicled with links to many historic sites and images. Links to other Poe-related organizations and Web sites complete this impressive source. Unanswered questions about Poe? Nevermore!

The San Francisco 49ers name was suggested by one of the original co-owners, Allen Sorell, in 1946, the 49ers’ first year of operation. It references the 300,000+ gold-seekers that flooded the California region from 1848-1855. It is the only name the team has ever been affiliated with and San Francisco is the only city in which the team has resided. To learn more about the original 49ers, check out Gold Rush – American Experience.

CA Gold Rush

Images are from the Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views. From left to right: Placer Mining, Brown’s Flat, Tuolumne County; Placer Mining, panning out; and Placer Mining, Columbia, Tuolumne Co.
To see each image in its original context, please click the titles of the images.

Gold Rush – PBS – American Experience (find it on the ipl2)

Did you know that those who went west for gold sometimes spent $100 for a cup of water? This site includes maps, a timeline, information on the people and events, and other fun facts about the California Gold Rush.

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