What a Super Bowl this year! Head coaches of the Ravens and the 49ers are brothers. Baltimore Ravens champs the American Football Conference coached by John Harbaugh vs San Fransisco 49ers champs of the National Football Conference coached by Jim Harbaugh.
I've interspersed some critical comments into my composite blog-entry below and a quote from another article by the CBS Sports folks.
-- Sportikos, refWrite Backpage sports newspotter, analyst, columnist
Shannon Sharpe blasted New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick for refusing to do an interview with CBS Sports following their loss to the Baltimore Ravens.Clearly, it seems to refWrite's Sportikos, that CBS Sports honcho Sharpe has a grudge against the Pats leadership who may indeed by the worst f's and p's in pro football today, for all I know; and CBS or Yahoo Sports journo Dan Wetzel seems to have provoked an unguarded Suggs into letting loose with the same sentiment as runs the show at CBS. This sports-journo technique, where the journo virtually puts words in the player's mouth to rip into the coach and player-leadership of the other team, is quite bad sports-journo practice. Actually, the interview-avoiding Patriots coach actually said elsewhere, “That was a disappointing end to an overall pretty positive season,” Belichick said. “Tonight we just didn’t do enough things well enough to win. Give the Ravens credit, they’re a good football team, they just outplayed us and outcoached us tonight. They just made more plays than we did and that’s pretty much the story.” So Shannon Sharpe's blast at Pats coach Belichick is thick with spoil-sport, and it throws into sharp relief the unnecessary quotation of Raven's Suggs fs and ps, a dirty game by CBS. But the Suggs story isn't even signed! Quote a man's expletives and then you don't even sign your f***ing name? -- Sportikos]
The Hall of Fame tight end and analyst for “The NFL Today” called Belichick’s behavior “unacceptable” after the Patriots lost the AFC Championship game to the Ravens 28-13.
“Bill Belichick makes it real easy for you to root against the Patriots,” Sharpe said to CBS. “You can’t be a poor sport all the time. You’re not going to win all the time and he does this every time he loses.”