This is the live blog for the pregame of Super Bowl XLVII. I’ll update this frequently with information and analysis from my living room in Oakland.
2:02 The 49ers’ inactive players are Scott Tolzien, Trenton Robinson, Cam Johnson, Jewel Hampton, Joe Looney, Tony Jerod-Eddie and Ian Williams.
2:05 WR Chad Hall is active for the second game in a row. Do you think he’ll catch any passes? Do you think he’ll catch more passes than A.J. Jenkins?
2:14 This was the Ravens’ chant before they went on the field for warmups: “Kill ’em on three. One, two three, kill ’em!”
2:15 Mike Sando tweets David Akers looked good in warmups, but he was 0-2 on 60-yard field goal attempts.
2:18 Gil Brandt, former VP of Player Personnel for the Dallas Cowboys in the ’90s and current NFL.com analyst, just tweeted this: “Look for the 49ers to air it out today, especially early, similar to the game vs. the Patriots. Practices were crisp this week.”
Brandt is expecting a pass-heavy game plan for the 49ers to start the game. Do you expect the same thing? Do you think that would be a good strategy?
2:20 And then Brandt tweeted this: “I know this goes against my earlier prediction, but don’t be surprised if this expected close game is a blowout in the 49ers’ favor.”
2:25 Dan Marino just said, “You have to throw the ball at least 40 times to win the Super Bowl.”
2:32 Pro Football Talk just tweeted, “The Ravens fans are definitely louder than the 49ers fans.”
2:38 Shannon Sharpe just said the 49ers are the most physically fit and imposing team he’s seen his life.
2:40 When the 49ers played the Ravens on Thanksgiving last season, Vernon Davis caught four passes for 38 yards. Delanie Walker did not catch any passes.
2:50 Who do you think will be the Super Bowl MVP?
3:05 Crowd noise could be a factor for the 49ers’ offense. There are multiple reports saying the Ravens fans are louder and out-numner the 49ers fans in the Superdome.
3:07 Peter King estimates Ravens fans out-number 49ers fans in the Superdome 2 to 1.