It's never easy losing a game, especially a championship game. In the wake of defeat, there are right things to say and wrong things to say. Right now, Frank Gore is saying all the wrong things.
Despite a valiant effort, Gore's San Francisco 49ers suffered a tough loss at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII.
The Niners were down 21-6 at halftime but stormed back with 25 second-half points. The final score was a 34-31 loss for the 49ers.
Frank Gore was a huge part of the game—particularly in the second half—rushing for 110 yards and a touchdown.
While taking the high road in defeat is always the better path, Gore is taking the noisier path of trying to rationalize the loss.
In a recent report by ESPN, Gore was quoted as saying:
"It's tough, I just feel like we [were] the better team. They got away with one today. We showed we were the better team. It was just a couple plays here, a couple plays there."
Whether the Niners were, or were not, the better team, Gore has no case.
The only way to test who is better is to play the game, which these two teams did. And in this instance, the Ravens came out on top.
So until the Ravens lose a game to the 49ers, they remain the better of the two teams. It's as simple as that.
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