Last Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET the time had come for the 47th Super Bowl. This year the names of the two final participants were San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. The special thing about this duel concerns the coaches of the two teams. For the first time in the history of the Super Bowl the two coaches are brothers.
The game between the 49ers and the Ravens could not have been more exciting and thrilling. In the first half of the game, it looked like a clear thing for the Baltimore Ravens. However, in the halftime break the coach of the 49ers apparently found the right words for his players to get them back on track.
At the beginning of the third quarter then something happened which nobody expected. The electricity dropped out for about 36 minutes in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Thus, this was a further event that has not been there in the Super Bowl history so far. Another Super Bowl record was set by Jacoby Jones. After the power was back the player of the Ravens made a 109 yards run which he ended with a touchdown.
Despite the great comeback of San Francisco in the second half of the game, in the end the winners were the Baltimore Ravens with a score of 34 – 31.
First Overview On The NFL On Facebook
After this incredibly exciting Super Bowl it’s time for us to take a look at the NFL on Facebook to see how the two participants performed in the Facebook universe. With the first view on the total number of fans, we see that the team from the east cost truly dominates this category.
Note: The two vertical gray lines in the graphic are marks for the Conference Championship (week three) and the Super Bowl (week five).
Now that we know the total number of fans for each team it’s time to look at the absolute fan change over the last weeks. Now we realize that both teams are growing on Facebook, especially in the time between the two major events.
Based on this graph we see that the team from the west coast (Baltimore Ravens) had the bigger fan growth over the hole time period.
After the victory at the Super Bowl the Ravens also had the biggest fan growth (more than 60k new fans in one week).
The NFL On Facebook – Focused On Interaction And Content
Taking a look at the interactions, we see how much the fans engage themselves for their favorite team and apparently the victory at the Super Bowl was a special motivation for the Baltimore fans.
Finally it can be said that the Super Bowl of this year was one of the most exciting ones in the history of this event.
What do you think about the result of the Super Bowl? Have the Baltimore Ravens deserved their victory or not?