Half Time At the Super Bowl

By Kia Tyus

Quarterbacks were the main topic of conversation during this year’s Super Bowl half-time commentary. The broadcast team also analyzed each team’s performance and how they should adjust play in the second half.

When talking about the Baltimore Ravens, the broadcasters’ main focus was on quarterback Joe Flacco. He had an exceptional first-half and threw for three touchdowns and zero interceptions. The commentators paid special attention to Flacco’s ability to move around and get himself open for a throw.

The Ravens’ defense was another topic. Commentators painted the defense as bullies toward the 49ers.

On the 49ers, commentators focused on quarterback Colin Kaepernick and how he looked inexperienced and uncomfortable in the first half.

The Ravens’ special teams received sharp criticism from the commentators for their kick-off coverage.

To close the half, the commentators used a statistic to describe how improbable a 49ers comeback would be. Only two teams in NFL history have come back to win after trailing by more than 10 points, they said.

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