AFC championship 2013: Ravens celebrate a trip to Super Bowl XLVII

January 20, 2013

Ray Lewis’s return to the Super Bowl is an emotional one. (Al Bello / Getty Images)

Hey, have you heard? Two head coaches who happen to be brothers are facing one another in the Super Bowl for the first time.

The Har Bowl? The SuperBaugh? The Bro Bowl? There’ll be two weeks in which to decide which of Jack Harbaugh’s two boys is the better coach. For now, the reaction to the Baltimore Ravens’ victory over the New England Patriots:

Not to be forgotten is Indiana basketball Coach Tom Crean, who is married to the Harbaughs’ sister.

Ray Lewis stepped up for the postgame ceremony wearing a T-shirt with Art Modell’s photo, which wasn’t likely to go over well in a certain city in Ohio.

Owner Steve Bisciotti and Ray Lewis engaged in a lengthy hug.

Bisciotti speaks softly and, coolly, is wearing blue jeans.

Everyone agreed that it was beyond classy to have O.J. Brigance, who has Lou Gehrig’s disease, present the AFC championship trophy. He played for the Ravens’ last Super Bowl team.

Maryland’s finest turned out in New England.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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