(NEW YORK – Feb. 7, 2013) – Sports Illustrated has published a special collector’s issue commemorating the Baltimore Ravens’ second Super Bowl title. The 80-page magazine has arrived on newsstands and at area retailers—including Giant, Safeway, Royal Farms, Mars, Wegmans, Shop Rite, Superfresh, Martins Foods, Food Lion, Shoppers Food Warehouse, Costco, Walmart, Sams Club, Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, Books A Million, Barnes & Noble and News Center—throughout the state of Maryland.
The special edition, which will be sold at the price of $7.99, features star quarterback Joe Flacco, running back Ray Rice and linebacker Ray Lewis on the cover with the billing BRINGING IT HOME: HOW BALTIMORE BATTLED TO WIN ITS SECOND TITLE.
Highlights for the commemorative edition include:
- A Journey The City Could Love (page 10)
At times bowed but never broken, the Ravens bonded and rebounded for an unlikely championship run.
- The Playoffs (page 28)
Two blowouts and a miraculous last-minute play paved the way to New Orleans and the hoisting of the Lombardi Trophy.
o AFC Wild-Card Round - Ravens vs. Colts: An inspired defense shut down Indy (page 30).
o AFC Divisional Game – Ravens vs. Broncos: Flacco to Jones: A Mile High Miracle (page 34).
o AFC Championship Game – Ravens vs. Patriots: A total effort avenged last year’s title-game loss (page 38).
o Super Bowl XLVII – Ravens vs. 49ers: Big plays bring it home for Baltimore (page 42).
- Joe Flacco (page 56)
As Good As His Word: People may laugh, but the Ravens’ quarterback was right- he really is among the NFL’s elite.
- Ray Rice (page 60)
A Mover And A Shaker: Overlooked for his diminutive size, the running back may be Baltimore’s biggest asset on offense.
- John Harbaugh (page 64)
After Patience, The Payoff: The cerebral coach came to share the spotlight with his brother and biggest advocate.
- The Book Of Ray (page 70)
As told in this 2006 SI classic, Ray Lewis embraced a divine belief that carried him. In his eyes the trials he faced are part of a master plan.
- First Person: Jonathan Ogden (page 80)
An original Raven, and new Hall of Famer, reflects on the team’s early years and the foundation for greatness.
As with all Sports Illustrated Presents commemorative issues, this special collector’s edition is separate from the current weekly issue of Sports Illustrated, which is dated Feb, 11. 2013.