[caption id="attachment_21094" align="aligncenter" width="485"] Jonathan Ernst / Reuters[/caption] Another year, another Super Bowl. World-wide coverage, millions of viewers, expensive ads and extravagant half-time shows. Oh, and there's the game itself too. If you've seen the last five or so you might be familiar with the formulae that makes the Super Bowl the ratings winner that it is. But this year is special -- there are new reasons to get into the Super Bowl this time around. Here's the top 5 reasons why Super Bowl XLVII will be great:
5. It doesn't include a QB named Brady, Roethlisberger or Manning for the first time in 10 years. You read that right, the last decade of Super Bowls has been dominated by a select few and while I enjoy seeing the Manningface on live TV as much as anybody this year we finally have a change. The last time there was a Brady-Roethlisberger-Manning-less Super Bowl was in 2003 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Oakland Raiders. 4. It includes two defensive teams that have big-play offences. The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are more alike than you think. Both have their foundations as defensive teams and both have quarterbacks capable of making big plays, resulting in an offensive explosion. Sure, the Ravens' defence was actually rather poor in the regular season, but they stepped up in the playoffs capped off by limiting Tom Brady to 13 points in the Championship Round. Their offensive chops have to be respected as well. Joe Flacco has completed bomb after bomb this postseason while Colin Kaepernick has shown off his legs and his strong arm. At the start of the season nobody would have guessed that a matchup between these two teams would turn into a shootout. 3. It's in New Orleans and Roger Goodell is going to be there. At some point in Super Bowl XLVII there's going to be a moment when Commissioner Goodell is going to have to appear in public. When he does, the crowd is going to roast him. After spending the majority of the regular season trying to punish the New Orleans Saints -- resulting in a lost year for the franchise -- you'd better believe that there will be some big-time negativity directed his way. On national TV. You think I'm kidding? He's already banned from some establishments. Then, there's this. Wow, good luck Roger. 2. It's Ray Lewis' last stand. If you doubted the inspirational prowess of Ray Lewis you only need look at the speech he gave to his team when they lost to the Patriots in the AFC Championship last season. This year, announcing that this'll be his last dance after 17 years in the NFL, he has once again inspired his team to huge playoff upsets against the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots. They might play it close to the vest and talk about the team, but the Ravens are playing for Ray right now. A Ray Lewis speech should be considered a PED. 1. It's the HarBowl! Could this matchup be any more perfect? For the first time in history the two competing head coaches in a Super Bowl are brothers. Not only are Jim and John Harbaugh the head honchos of their respective teams, they're also incredibly competitive and will do everything in their power to beat their sibling. If you thought this reaction to a blown call was dramatic, wait till you bring family into it and Jim sees John grinning on the other side of the field. It'll be like Thanksgiving only with blood, sweat and violence. Oh, and football. Ultimately it's the fans who will be giving thanks. There you have it! There are plenty of good reasons to get excited for Super Bowl XLVII. Agree? Disagree? Let us know!