Here is what other news outlets are saying about the
--- Don Banks of
"In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Baltimore Ravens triumph Sunday night against San Francisco," he wrote. "In the
--- Nancy Gay of FOX Sports writes that
"Nothing much seems to bother Flacco these days. He's unflappable in the face of Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII challenge against polar opposite
--- Benjamin Hoffman of
"The San Francisco 49ers had an NFL-high nine players selected to the
--- John Eisenberg of BaltimoreRavens.com writes that Ray Lewis' role on the field is more important than all the noise off of it.
"This is a Ray Lewis story that isn't about deer antler spray or revisiting Atlanta or how he is inspiring his teammates," he wrote. "It isn't about the Saturday Night Live spoof or the 'last ride' or whether he might dance his way out of the tunnel Sunday. With all due respect to those myriad other ways he has made his way into the headlines this week, this is a Ray Lewis story about … sorry … football. As you may know, this clattering week of hype and chatter does, in fact, culminate with (whew) a game, one in which Lewis will play a crucial role. You could even say the outcome of Sunday's Super Bowl between the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers rests on his shoulders in a way."
--- Tim Kawakami of The San Jose Mercury-News writes that 49ers G.M. Trent Baalke is nowhere to be seen.
"Trent Baalke, the 49ers undercover general manager, has -- no surprise -- turned down all interview requests this week and dropped totally off the radar," he wrote. "He's around, I've been told. He's studying tape, attending the 49ers' Super Bowl practices, bantering with players and probably coming up with some hearty athletic competition vs.