Sunday, February 3, 2013
Crack open a cold one, settle on the couch and get your Super Bowl XLVII facts and figures before kickoff.
Sunday, February 3
The grudge match of the year is on: San Francisco vs. Baltimore. And we’re not just talking the Super Bowl, but city vs. city. As you count down the hours to kickoff and debate the matchup of Ravens vs. 49ers, here are some Super Bowl stats you should know: 1. This year, a 30-second commercial costs $4 million, up from $3.5 million last year and $42,000 in 1967, according to Time. 2. Football fans are anticipated to consume an estimated 79 million pounds of Hass avocados during Super Bowl gatherings this year, according to the Hass Avocado Board. 3. If you still think the 1983 series finale of M*A*S*H was the most-watched broadcast in the U.S., think again. The 2010 Super Bowl between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts stole …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Three Colonial Conference players—all Ravens—will take the field for Super Bowl XLVII.
Bryan McKinnie will play for the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's Super Bowl—a game a long time coming for the 11-year NFL veteran.
When the Baltimore Ravens take the field at Super Bowl XLVII, a Woodbury native will burst onto the grass for his first Super Bowl. Bryant McKinnie’s road to the big game has taken him through two colleges, the NFL draft, a Pro Bowl and 11 years as a professional football player. But it all started at Woodbury Junior-Senior High School. McKinnie, 33, who graduated from the high school in 1997, played defensive end for the Thundering Herd. He made 56 tackles and had 13 quarterback sacks as a senior. He also helped lead the team as captain to the state playoffs his senior year. The two-sport athlete also competed in track and field for Woodbury. McKinnie went off to junior college at Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA, where he continued to …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Clyde Folsom talks about the day when West Deptford football walked away with a victory and Flacco walked away with a South Jersey record.
Quarterback Joe Flacco is preparing to lead the Baltimore Ravens into Super Bowl battle Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. But long before he was spiraling bombs for Baltimore, Flacco was a South Jersey kid making waves on the football field for Audubon High School. Flacco’s Colonial Conference play brought him to West Deptford a decade ago as a Green Wave player. “He just happened to get hot, stay hot and threw for a record number of yards,” Clyde Folsom, who has coached West Deptford football for 23 years, says of one particularly memorable matchup against the future NFL player. With all the time that has passed, Folsom still remembers when his team went up against Flacco. It was 2002, Flacco’s senior season and a year that would …