Q: What’s your best bet for the Super Bowl? – Bryan, Pasadena, Calif.
Columnist Ed Graney says the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Lewis is like cyclist Lance Armstrong in that to appreciate his athletic skills, you first must understand the separation between supreme athlete and questionable character.
In the case of Armstrong, it’s hard to divide humanitarian from cheating superstar. As for Lewis, there is no debating his greatness on a football field, a 17-season career that will end against the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday.
When the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens take the field for Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, it’s going to be Kaepernick vs. Flacco. Red and gold vs. purple and black. Sourdough Sam vs. Poe the Raven.
John Harbaugh had just finished answering the masked man in front of him when a caped crusader from a children’s network swooped in to ask how he really felt about his brother.