Ravens Decisive Win Over The 49ers

Posted on January 28, 2013


Faith In Sports, Philosophy & Psychology Is Why The Baltimore Ravens Will Probably Win The Super Bowl XLVIII

super-bowl-2013-ravens-and-49ersVictories are not won on the field of play but in the mind. When you discern the strengths of championship teams you will take notes from their playbooks. They have mastered the art of group dynamics; they have harnessed the power of collective achievement; they optimize inner passion to their competitive advantage; they overcome slumps, reluctance, anxiety, social distractions with emotional and mental touchstones that give them unwavering focus and they act upon deep, spiritual and moral symbolisms.

This coming Sunday, the Ravens will use Culture, Causes and Contracts to motivate them to victory. Here are a few examples to state my case. The Ravens season started with a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals 44-13 on September 10th. They were inspired to win one for the former legendary owner the late Arthur Bertram “Art” Modell who died a few days earlier

O.J. Brigance, former undrafted linebacker who appeared in the 2000 Super Bowl on specials teams in 2007 was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Despite his personal challenges as a senior advisor to player development, he through the use of his computer leads the team in battle cries with such statements as “Your resiliency has outlasted your adversity. You are the AFC Champions. You are my mighty men. With God, all things are possible. Ray Lewis who played with him in 2000 has stated that O.J. is his greatest motivation.

The Harbaugh Brothers Super Bowl appearance will be a rematch. The Ravens won on Turkey Day 2011 16-6. John Harbaugh, the Raven’s Coach is the oldest brother of Jim will repeat his never ending goal to prove that his can outwit his younger brother and more importantly he is playing to win the affection of his father Coach Jack Harbaugh.  To garnish the love of the father is one of the strongest driving forces.

Ray Lewis’s strategic timing of his retirement announcement on January 2, 2013 was the best motivational use ever made of such an event. They have won every game since then. Now thanks to the negative comments of New England Patriot’s Wes Welker’s wife Anna Burns who questioned his personal character, Ray will attempt to avenge his name on sport’s greatest stage with his unwavering faith. In case you did not get the memo, according to the Gospel of Ray, God is on the Raven’s side.

Joe Flacco who just beat Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, wants a new contract especially since he earns one half to one third of his victims. Joe will play out of his mind.

AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England PatriotsJim Caldwell, the former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and current Raven’s offensive coordinator, sees this game as redemption to show that he has what it takes to become a head coach again. There will a major aerial assault. Bombs away!

Ed Reed is fighting to show that age is just a number. He recently brushed off the notion that he will retire to management or to the rocking chair. He will use this opportunity to not only make a turn over but to score as well.

Are you beginning to see what I see? You may not agree with my tenets and thesis, but I hope you will understand the point that I’m making that individual and collective agendas working in tandem can be a force that can propel a team to victory in the Super Bowl and in life. Only time will tell, but for educational and entertainment purposes only, my money is on the Baltimore Ravens. The 49ers will need a cut man in their corner this bout, cause the win will be surgical, precise and decisive.




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