Two impressive performances in the conference championship games by the road teams, one by San Francisco in dispatching Atlanta and one by Baltimore who walked relatively painlessly over New England, set up the 47th Super Bowl.
The game will be played Feb. 3, 2013, televised on CBS.
There's, of course, the two biggest story angles the watching public will learn plenty about; the fact the Brothers Harbaugh, John (Baltimore) and Jim (San Francisco), will be the first brothers to coach against each other in the Super Bowl.
Then there's the final farewell to Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. It's been confirmed, though, Lewis is not from New Orleans, the site of the game, but Jerome Bettis still is from Detroit.
An interesting angle that will also be played up is the quarterback battle. Baltimore dispatched Tom Brady and Peyton Manning while Joe Flacco outplayed both of them in consecutive wins. Colin Kaepernick battled past Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers en route to the title game.
It's a great match-up on paper, and looks to have all the makings of a great game.