After an eventful championship Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens emerged victorious and will now square off in New Orleans on February 3 in Super Bowl XLVII.
Boomer & Craig opened up this Monday morning edition of the Extravaganza talking about all of the action on the gridiron, beginning with the late game. That contest saw Tom Brady and Bill Belichick fall, 28-13, in Foxborough, and Craig the Jets fan could not be happier about that.
Boomer was quick to point out the stellar play of the quarterback on the winning team, as Joe Flacco — in a somewhat quiet manner, thanks largely to his teammate Ray “hey look at me” Lewis — has put together quite an impressive run thus far, albeit under the radar. Flacco has beaten the two best quarterbacks of this generation (Peyton Manning and Brady) on their home field. With that said, although he wouldn’t offer a pick for the Super Bowl just yet, the Blonde Bomber did say that the Ravens have something special going on, citing the emotional and touching story surrounding O.J. Brigance — in addition to the much-publicized retirement of the aforementioned attention-seeker Lewis.
Earlier in the day we watched Colin “Copernicus” Kaepernick make his head coach, Jim Harbaugh, look pretty smart for sticking with him under center, even after Alex Smith returned from injury. After falling behind, 17-0, the 49ers came back to stun the Falcons in Atlanta, winning the game, 28-24, and catapulting the aforementioned Kaepernick to the status of stud.
Not to be left out, the Jets did some hiring since we’ve last talked. John Idzik is Gang Green’s new GM, Marty Mornhinweg is the new offensive coordinator and David Lee will serve as QB coach. So there’s that.
In addition to all of that, the Rangers skated out to an 0-2 start over the weekend, an there is an MSG matinee later today featuring the Nets & Knicks.