It was a great first half for us here in the Raven Nation.
When half-time was over, Jacoby Jones ran a whopping 108 yard kickoff return, to tie an NFL postseason record, and boosting the score to 28-6.
The lights went out in the Super Dome. It was mostly downhill from there with San Francisco coming dangerously close to stealing the game. We were able to pull it out in the last few minutes (literally) and won 34-31!!!
BUT, Jacoby did more than tie a record and help lead our Birds to victory. He gained $600,000 in free furniture for some folks back home in the Baltimore metro area. A local furniture retailer had made the offer that all furniture bought in their stores on Sunday by 3 p.m. would be free if such a play occurred either at the start of the game or at the start of the 2nd half. I'm sure, Jacoby has made some friends for life here!!!
|Ray Lewis congratulates Jacoby Jones on his record tying kickoff return and TD !|
In other highlights of the game, the Newtown Elementary Chorus sang America the Beautiful in the Opening Ceremonies for the game. I was touched, both by their heartfelt performance and by my husband's reaction. this big tough guy was so moved his eyes filled with tears watching the performance! I was surprised. I didn't realize he was so sensitive. (Incidentally, we were in a roomful of tough macho men. Many had similar reactions and gave the kids a standing ovation!)
I hear those children will also perform at the Grammys. if you missed the game, please catch them there. These kids have true heart and exemplify the American Spirit to the core!