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 Post subject: Flacco Super Bowl MVP
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:11 pm 
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Working on 90 minutes of sleep, Joe Flacco wore a day-old beard and a weary smile that wouldn't go away.
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Super Bowl tradition deems that the game's MVP appear at a ceremony the following morning to shake hands with the commissioner of the NFL, accept the shiny trophy, pose for pictures and receive the keys to a new car. And so, after celebrating the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers into the early hours of Monday morning, Flacco dutifully fulfilled his obligation.

The quarterback's immediate reward for throwing three touchdown passes on Sunday night was a 2014 Corvette.
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In the months ahead, Flacco is almost assured of receiving a lucrative, long-term contract befitting his incredible performance during Baltimore's run to the NFL championship.

In the playoffs, Flacco had 11 TD passes and no interceptions, a feat NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called "extraordinary."

"He was unflappable and brought his team to a Super Bowl level," Goodell said. "His play represented that all the way through."
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Less than 12 hours after hoisting the Lombardi Trophy over his head amid a shower of purple confetti, Flacco still couldn't come to grips with what he and the Ravens had accomplished.

After throwing for three scores in the first half to stake the Ravens to a 21-6 lead, Flacco directed two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to help fend off a 49ers comeback. He was 22 for 33 for 287 yards.

"I'm pretty tired right now, and it hasn't sunken in," he said. "It's just a surreal moment."

With a parade scheduled for the team on Tuesday, Flacco planned to visit Disney World in Florida on Monday afternoon before heading home.

"I anticipate not getting very much sleep, but it's for all good reasons, man," he said. "Unbelievable game. It was just awesome to be a part of it."

After the game, Flacco shared a little secret with the rest of his family: He and his wife are expecting their second child. After the Ravens played San Francisco last season, he revealed their first child (a boy) was on the way.

Flacco almost assuredly has a big payday upcoming as well. His rookie contract ends after this season, and soon he and owner Steve Bisciotti will sit down to determine just how much a Super Bowl title will be worth. He could wind up with one of the biggest deals in NFL history, perhaps commanding somewhere in the neighborhood of $20 million a year.


The husband says Joe Flacco has been criticized for years and now he has proved himself to them. He played great the past few weeks. He is not his favorite quarterback ,But he gives credit where it is due

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