Congratulations to the Super Bowl Champions – The Baltimore Ravens!
Anquan Boldin’s TD reception during SuperBowl 47 NY Times Website
What an exciting game that was tonight. It looked like a one-sided game until the Blackout (or partial Blackout) shifted the momentum and the 49ers made it a ball game. I thought it was a great game and had a great time watching.
What did everyone think of the Super Bowl commercials? My favorite was the Leon Sandcastle one that the NFL put out with Deion Sanders. The Joe Montana Stain commercial for Tide I thought was pretty entertaining as well.
I also wanted to highlight the fact that they announced the MVP award yesterday and the winner was Adrian Peterson. He had a record-breaking year in which he gained the 2nd highest rushing yards in a single season and he did it while coming off ACL surgery just one year previous.
This is quite likely the best performance by any player in the NFL who is coming off ACL surgery the season prior (ESPN reported on this recently).
ACL tears are common in sports and we’ve seen too much of it this year in the NFL.
Robert Griffin III knee injury Washington Post
These injuries can be devastating injuries to athletes at high levels of competition in which cutting and pivoting are crucial for performance.
For those of you who are not familiar with the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee and how it is injured and treated, please see our patient information page at the University of Washington. We also have some surgical animations that can be viewed here that describe who ACL surgery is performed. There are other animations for the various orthopaedic procedures that are offered at the UW as well that may interest you.
I was glad to see that there were not any major injuries during tonights Super Bowl although Haloti Ngata did leave with a knee injury (let’s hope it’s not anything serious).
Well, I think that Super Bowl was a great finale to a fun and exciting NFL season and I’m already looking forward to next year!