Quote of the day
"I don't think these Ravens guys know what they're in for."
— Bucs practice squad DE Ernest Owusu, on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, who passed for 181 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns for Nevada against Owusu's Cal team in 2010
By the numbers
$2,650 Nightly rate for a hotel room at The Bluegreen Club La Pension, located in the Warehouse-Arts District of downtown New Orleans.
$510 Nightly rate for a room at the Holiday Inn Express Harvey-Marrero, about 10 miles from the Superdome; rooms are available the following weekend for $145 per night.
$3.8M Price of a 30-second commercial during the CBS broadcast, up from $3.3 million last year.
111.3M Viewers for last year's Super Bowl, the most watched U.S. telecast ever.
$2,795.08 Average price for the more than 2,000 tickets available online as of Friday afternoon.
Coming soon: Santa Clara 49ers
The 49ers' San Francisco-dwelling fans soon will be losers, no matter the outcome Sunday. That's because the franchise is leaving the city it has called home since 1946. The team's first kickoff in a stadium 40 miles away in Santa Clara, wedged between San Jose and Sunnyvale, is expected in 2014. The 49ers are leaving because the city of San Francisco didn't offer a sweetheart land deal or financial lure enticing enough to hold on to its team (the new stadium for Major League Baseball's Giants was almost all privately financed) and Candlestick Park is one of the NFL's most outdated stadiums.
Prop bet of the day
What color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be dumped on the coach of the winning team?
Orange: 3-1Yellow: 5-2
Green: 7-1Red: 13-2Blue: 7-1
List of the day
The best Super Bowl beer commercials, according to thedailymeal.com:
3 "Here, Weego" (2012): Let's be real. This ad has everything we want from a commercial: an adorable, perky-eared pet that willingly fetches us beer wherever we go. … Did you see the dog? Rolling on a keg? Here we go, Weego.
2 Will Ferrell's Old Milld Milwaukee (2012): When you put Ferrell in a beer commercial, you get a hilariously weird cameo, confusion and, well, Old Milwaukee. We still find his slow-mo walk quite hilarious.
1 Budweiser Frogs: The Budweiser frogs debuted at Super Bowl XXIX in 1995 and instantly became a hit. If you can ever get the "Bud … Weis … Er" unstuck in your head, you might recall the spinoff version of the frogs, the chameleons Frankie, Louie and the ferret who want in on the Bud action. But nothing will ever top those wisecracking, Budweiser-loving frogs.
Working separately, John and Jim Harbaugh have guided the Ravens and 49ers, respectively, to the Super Bowl. But imagine how effective they could be if they worked together. During their joint news conference Friday — a first for opposing coaches in the Super Bowl — someone asked the brothers if they would consider teaming up if either should be forced out of his current post. "No question about it," John said. "We've had that conversation in the past. It just never really worked out timing-wise. I'd love to work for Jim. It would be the greatest thing in the world." Said Jim: "Definitely, I would work for him."