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Matt Birk hasn't watched Super Bowl XLVII victory

Raven Super Bowl champion to this day hasn't watched the actual game

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

While most Baltimore Ravens fans have checked the highlights and even re-watched the entire Super Bowl XLVII match-up against the San Francisco 49ers, the former Raven still has not watched the film.

"I kind of feel that when I do, that will bring some real finality to my career, and I'm not willing to do that yet."

Matt Birk spoke with "Voice of the Vikings" Paul Allen on KFAN.

Birk had more to say about the Super Bowl championship,

"Winning the Super Bowl is an absolute grind. I used to always think that, when you look at teams that win it, it's kind of like everything's harmonious, everything just goes your way."

The Ravens battled many injuries that season, from linebacker Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs, to offensive line struggles and constant shifting of players to fix the lackluster play during a three week skid.

Once the Ravens met the 49ers, discussion continued.

"That [49ers] team was loaded," Birk said. "We're talking about a different Colin Kaepernick back then. Michael Crabtree, Randy Moss, Vernon Davis, Frank Gore -- it was like they took that 30-minute intermission to catch their breath and figure out [how to attack us.]."

Although Matt possesses a great memory, claiming to remember every play of every game he's been involved with, he cannot remember almost any of his Super Bowl. His heart beat and head racing from the adrenaline it's practically a blur.

While the game was a blur, the postgame championship celebrations were not. Birk did an interview the morning after the Super Bowl claiming, "It's a tremendous night."

While teams head home the next day Birk did mention, "a kind of elation just fills the plane."

I sure do hope someday Birk sits down and enjoys his final hurrah, because I for one couldn't commend him more on the absolute bliss we all felt watching that night.