(Senate - February 14, 2013)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS


                            SUPER BOWL XLVII

  Mr. CARDIN (for himself and Ms. Mikulski) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                               S. Res. 35

       Whereas, on February 3, 2013, the Baltimore Ravens won 
     Super Bowl XLVII, defeating the San Francisco 49ers by a 
     score of 34 to 31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New 
     Orleans, Louisiana;
       Whereas Super Bowl XLVII marks the second Super Bowl win 
     for the Baltimore Ravens, the third Super Bowl win for a 
     Baltimore football team, and the first time in history that 
     siblings have coached opposing teams in the Super Bowl;
       Whereas the victory by the Baltimore Ravens was the 
     culmination of a regular season with 10 wins and 6 losses and 
     a series of exhilarating playoff performances;
       Whereas the Baltimore Ravens exhibited a stellar offensive 
     performance, with 93 rushing yards and 274 passing yards;
       Whereas the Baltimore Ravens' defense forced turnovers that 
     were critical to achieving a victory;
       Whereas middle linebacker Ray Lewis won his second Super 
     Bowl ring in his last game in the National Football League 
     after recovering from a torn tricep earlier in the season;
       Whereas linebacker Terrell Suggs tore his achilles tendon 
     in the offseason but made a full recovery to play in the 
     Super Bowl;
       Whereas quarterback Joe Flacco led the Baltimore Ravens to 
     victory by throwing for a total of 287 yards, 3 touchdowns, 
     and no interceptions, earning the award for Most Valuable 
       Whereas receiver Jacoby Jones caught 1 pass for 56 yards 
     and a touchdown and returned a kickoff a record-tying 108 
     yards for another touchdown;
       Whereas receiver Anquan Boldin caught 6 passes for 104 
     yards and a touchdown;
       Whereas the Baltimore Ravens dedicated their play during 
     the season to the memories of Art Modell, the former owner, 
     and Tevin Jones, the brother of receiver Torrey Smith;
       Whereas the leadership and vision of head coach John 
     Harbaugh propelled the Baltimore Ravens back to the pinnacle 
     of professional sports;
       Whereas members of the Baltimore Ravens organization have 
     helped their community through charitable work and advocacy; 
       Whereas the Baltimore Ravens have brought great pride and 
     honor to the City of Baltimore, its loyal fans, and the 
     entire State of Maryland: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) congratulates the Baltimore Ravens for winning Super 
     Bowl XLVII;
       (2) recognizes the achievements of all the players, 
     coaches, and staff who contributed to the 2012 championship 
     season; and
       (3) requests that the Secretary of the Senate prepare an 
     enrolled version of this resolution for presentation to--
       (A) the owner of the Baltimore Ravens, Steve Biscotti;
       (B) the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, John Harbaugh; 
       (C) the now-retired field leader of the Baltimore Ravens, 
     Ray Lewis.