Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he’ll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
RUNNING IT BACK
The Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, to win their second Super Bowl title. ... Joe Flacco, your Super Bowl MVP, is going to Disneyworld. ... With a pair of big plays, Jacoby Jones also made a claim to be Super Bowl MVP. ... The Ravens defense hung on for a wild win. ... Ray Lewis was victorious in his final NFL game, but Ed Reed once again said that this was not his last ride. ... All season long, these Ravens just kept finding a way to win. ... The Ravens will hold a championship parade in Baltimore on Tuesday morning.
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RAVENS STUFF, BUT NOT FROM US
The story of the Ravens' season is a love story. ... Flacco has emerged as a championship quarterback. ... Flacco was right on the money. ... Flacco had a lot to celebrate after the game. ... The HarBowl was bittersweet for the Harbaugh family. ... Harbaugh made the Ravens believers. ... Ray Lewis ended his career on top. ... It was a heck of a trip back home for Jacoby Jones.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
San Francisco's valiant comeback fell short on Sunday night. ... Jim Harbaugh complained about the officiating after the Super Bowl. ... 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick rallied the 49ers, but couldn't finish the deal. ... The 49ers think the best team lost. ... Despite the loss, the future still looks bright for the 49ers.
SHAMELESS PLUG OF THE DAY
Here's five things we learned about the Ravens in the Super Bowl.
OUTSIDE OF BALTIMORE
The Ravens just won a Super Bowl. What else is there to discuss?