Sports Illustrated NFL insider Don Banks joined the show Monday to give us his reactions to Super Bowl XLVII.
For Banks, the biggest storyline of the game was the "change in Baltimore from Ray Lewis's leadership to Joe Flacco fully exerting himself as the center of that team." He said Flacco "pulled an Eli Manning on us" and "backed up with actions rather than just words that he is an elite quarterback."
On another note, Banks addressed the power outage and called it "bizarre", "surreal", and "a pretty embarrassing spectacle" for the league, especially in lieu of the seating debacle in Dallas during Super Bowl XLV. Banks asserted that this was "the second time in 3 years the Super Bowl got kind of an embarrassing egg-on-its-face quality."
So what did Banks think of the "non-call" on 4th down? From his perspective, Banks thinks "there was enough contact to warrant a pass interference call" but added that not every pass interference gets called in the league. Overall, he thought the officials "swallowed the whistles way too much" and had "a very mediocre night."