"Hey, did you know John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh are brothers, and that they're meeting in the Super Bowl in two weeks? In other completely unknown news, linebacker Ray Lewis announced he will be retiring after the Super Bowl. He's a fairly emotional guy and I can't imagine the media eating that up for two straight weeks.
Yes, it is that time. The 49ers and Ravens have made it to Super Bowl XLVII, and with two weeks of air time, print copy and clicks to fill, we are about to be overloaded on whatever stories the media can sink their teeth into.
The Harbaugh brothers and Ray Lewis' retirement will be the two biggest, just because they really are that big. It will get annoying, but I don't think we can underestimate the craziness of those stories. Having two brothers in the Super Bowl really is a pretty amazing thing. We won't focus too much on it here at Niners Nation, but it is still something that is pretty cool.
The Ray Lewis thing will likely follow the Jerome Bettis storyline from a few years back, although obviously we hope it ends in bittersweet defeat for Lewis. But the media is going to be all over that, and it helps that Lewis can be so charismatic.
For now, let's get a laundry list together of every possible random storyline that can come out of this Super Bowl. Here are nine stories that will get some measure of play beyond straight HarBowl and Ray Lewis retiring. Drop in your favorites and we can even go with a sort of "Caption This" contest. Rec up the stories you like best."