Super Bowl

My wagers:

Pre-game - SUPER BOWL XLVIIi SPECIALS - Who will Barack Obama pick to win the game? Denver

On the national anthem: SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - How long will it take Renee Fleming to sing the official US National Anthem? Over 2 minutes 25 seconds +150

SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - Will Knowshon Moreno cry during the singing of the National Anthem? No -140

On the coin toss - SUPER BOWL XLVIII - Coin Toss Tails -105

SUPER BOWL XLVIII - Will the team that wins the coin toss win the game? Yes

On the game result: Denver Broncos -2 1/2, Under 48

More on the flip.

1ST QUARTER - Which coach will be mentioned first by name after kickoff? Pete Carroll

Who will be seen first on TV after kickoff? Pam Oliver Competitor: Erin Andrews

(SEA @ DEN) - Total made Field Goals in the 1st Quarter Over

FIRSTS - Player to score the first TD in the game? Jacob Tamme (DEN) TE 18/1, Golden Tate (SEA) WR 16/1

The first score of the game will be? Denver Broncos TD Pass 3/1

(SEA @ DEN) - The first score of the game will be? Seattle Seahawks Field Goal 15/4

Russell Wilson (SEA) - 1st Passing attempt of the game will be? Incomplete +145

What will be the Result of the First Coaches Challenge in the Game? Play Stands

(SEA @ DEN) - The First Turnover of the Game will be? Interception

(SEA @ DEN) - How many yards will the first Touchdown of the game be? 1-7 Yard Touchdown 7/5

Team to score first wins the game? No +135

HALFTIME - Will any member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers be shirtless during their performance? No +150

(SEA @ DEN) - Team to Record Most First Downs in the 1st Half? Denver Broncos (Most 1st Downs in 1st Half) -2

Half Time Margin of Victory? Denver Broncos win by 1-3 points 15/2

who will be leading at Half Time and who will then win the game. Half Time/Full Time? Denver Broncos / Seattle Seahawks 15/2

LASTS - Team to score last in the game? Denver Broncos

Team to score last wins the game? No +145

MARSHAWN LYNCH - How many times will "Beast Mode" be said during the game? Over 2

Total Rushing Attempts in the game - Marshawn Lynch (SEA) - Over 21

PERCY HARVIN - Player to score the first Seattle TD in the game? Percy Harvin (SEA) WR 15/2

Will Percy Harvin (SEA) score a TD in the game? Yes +160

Total Receiving Yards - Percy Harvin (SEA) -Over 45

RUSSELL WILSON - Total TD Passes - Russell Wilson (SEA) - Over 1 (+120)

Will the announcers refer to Russell Wilson being drafted in the MLB? Yes +150

Total Passing Yards - Russell Wilson (SEA) - Under 209

SUPER BOWL XLVIII MVP - Russell Wilson (SEA) QB 15/4

Total Completions - Russell Wilson (SEA) - Under 16

PEYTON MANNING - Total Passing Attempts in the game - Peyton Manning (DEN)- Over 39

Total Interceptions - Peyton Manning (DEN)- Over

Will Peyton Manning throw a pick 6? Yes +400

How many times will Peyton Manning say "Omaha" during the game? Under 27

MISCELLANEOUS - SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - How many times will Eli Manning be shown on TV during the game? Over 1

Total QB Sacks in the game - Over 4

How many successful 3 point Field Goals will be kicked in the game? Over 3

Margin of Victory - Seattle Seahawks 1 to 6 points 15/4

Will Wes Welker drop a pass in the game? Yes

Will Richard Sherman receive a pass interference penalty in the game? Yes +150

Which Will be the Highest Scoring Quarter? 2nd Quarter +180

Will both teams make a field goal of 33 yards or more in the game? Yes (Both make 33+ Yard FG) +120

Will there be a Successful 2 point Conversion Attempt in the Game? Yes (Successful 2pt Conversion Attempt) +350

SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - Which region will have the higher local TV Rating? Denver

And last but most interesting - SUPER BOWL XLVIII SPECIALS - Will the announcers say the word "Marijuana" during the game? Yes +500

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    Ha! Love the last one. (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by ruffian on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 11:51:39 AM EST
    Maybe there will be a drinking game for that, or maybe a toking game.

    I've seen  a company some old co-workers run in Colorado, Medicine Man, in a few national news stories. I'm sure this will be a big day for them no matter the outcome of the game. First Broncos SB post legal pot. I picked the wrong set of old co-workers to go to work for!

    Denver 23 (leaning to 19), Seattle 34 (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by RonK Seattle on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 11:52:54 AM EST
    Manning an emotional favorite, but Seattle rules.

    Denver will move the ball, and score on about half their possessions - but most of those scores will e field goals.

    Seahawks snuff wideouts and elite TE's.

    Prior to this season, Seattle acquired the previous season's #1 NFL slot cover guy (Winfield), and he didn't make the team. We're that deep.

    Beast Mode runs, and Harvin stretches the Bronco's D like it's never been stretched.

    Second-year man Wilson is a big play QB when he needs to be - which hasn't been often. Think of second-year QB and SB winner Rothlisberger, only built better between the ears.

    Manning can't pick favorable matchups, because there are no favorable matchups. He doesn't get much from scheme recognition at the line, because we don't rely on disguises or gimmicks.

    Broncos led the league in yards-after catch per reception, but Seahawks led the league in YAC defense.

    And then there's that turnover thingie ...

    Either way, this game will be full of sparkling plays for both sides, for those who truly appreciate football.

    Well, now, THAT was an auspicious debut. (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 05:39:05 PM EST
    Seattle, 2-0. Ouch.

    4:10 3Q: Seattle 29, Denver 0. (5.00 / 1) (#40)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:01:53 PM EST
    Thomas fumbles, Seattle recovers. When it rains, it pours. I think we're watching one of the greatest defenses in NFL history.

    2:58 3Q: Seattle 36, Denver 0. (none / 0) (#44)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:05:54 PM EST
    For Seahawks fans, unbridled joy. For Broncos fans, a train wreck of colossal proportions.

    This game's done. I'm going surfing. Aloha.


    0:00 2Q: Seattle 36, Denver 8. (none / 0) (#48)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:13:30 PM EST
    There goes the shutout.

    That's what the analysts (none / 0) (#50)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:21:53 PM EST
    have been saying for the better part of the season.

    ... and not the analysts.

    Well, they are both saying the same (5.00 / 1) (#53)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:33:50 PM EST

    Statistically, 1 of 5 best in history (none / 0) (#87)
    by RonK Seattle on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 01:19:56 PM EST
    Adjusting for the versatility of modern offenses and recent rules/interps changes favoring the offense, and they might be THE best in history.

    Can't wait to see what they'll do when they grow up.


    The Broncos better pull it together here, ... (none / 0) (#19)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:06:46 PM EST
    ... or else it's going to be a very long evening for them. 2:27 left in the first quarter, and the Seahawks have had the ball for over 10 minutes.

    Oh, no! Interception! (none / 0) (#20)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:17:59 PM EST
    The Bronco defense is really being put in tight spots here by Manning & Co. They've done well in only giving up 2 FGs so far.

    00:00 1Q: Seattle 8, Denver 0.


    8:10 2Q: Seattle 15, Denver 0. (none / 0) (#21)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:33:12 PM EST
    Finally, a couple Bronco first downs! Peyton Manning certainly has his work cut out for him. They've dug themselves into a real hole.

    3:16 2Q: Seattle 22, Denver 0. (none / 0) (#24)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:46:47 PM EST
    OMG! Manning threw a pick-six! I think we can officially call this first half an unmitigated disaster for Denver. Do we have unanimous consent?

    The Broncos desperately need a break.


    So I'm googling to see how Percy's doing and he (5.00 / 1) (#37)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 07:42:09 PM EST
    gets a TD after running 97 yards.

    "87" yds. (none / 0) (#45)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:07:50 PM EST
    Seattle is dancing in the streets (5.00 / 1) (#78)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 11:13:41 PM EST
    and they are not turning cars over, starting fires, throwing big objects through store windows to loot...they are proud - proud of their team, proud of their city, and proud of the role they played in giving the team the confidence and belief in themselves to have such an incredible season culminating in the final championship win. I'm sorry for those of you who cannot and will not show the respect for this team, and city that has worked so hard, pulled together to accomplish something that so few will know. I, personally, think that says a LOT for this community based on how long they've waited for this.

    The game was played with integrity and that is all Seattle ever wanted from it. We could have taken a loss, actually didn't dare hope too much for this win. But, it came to us through skilled play and without question the best team on the field got the trophy.

    Sorry for those of you who were bored - it wasn't your game, apparently. But, for you to attempt to diminish the accomplishment for both teams that got to this game is just plain petty and mean.

    A lopsided game ... (5.00 / 1) (#79)
    by Yman on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 06:13:33 AM EST
    ... that was (apart from the beginning) never even close.  You can be proud of your city and its team, but pointing out the obvious is not an "attempt to diminish the accomplishment for both teams."

    GO HAWKS!! (none / 0) (#1)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:48:16 AM EST
    It is great to be in Seattle today! THIS is the team we've waited patiently for.

    sheesh. After all of that mumbo jumbo, (none / 0) (#2)
    by leap on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 11:16:20 AM EST
    who do you think will win?

    And do I care? +eleventy eighty seventy google NO!

    Above the fold (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 11:20:52 AM EST
    "On the game result: Denver Broncos -2 1/2, Under 48"

    Weather is the dominant factor. Relatively mild day forecast.


    Gawker is calling it for the.... (none / 0) (#6)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 01:42:01 PM EST
    Will Renee Fleming sing the "Star-Spangled (none / 0) (#7)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 02:42:45 PM EST
    Banner" as written?  Or will she go "pop" and milk the high note for applause?

    Will Percy Harvin complete the game?

    Actually, a friend heard Fleming sing (none / 0) (#8)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 02:46:36 PM EST
    Dvorak's "Rusalka," one of her signature roles, last week at the Met My friend reported Fleming mailed it in. Maybe she was practicing the SSB too much. Or saving her voice?

    Is she going to sing it live, or lip sync to (none / 0) (#11)
    by ruffian on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 04:07:59 PM EST
    a recording?

    I will have to catch a replay - will miss the first half due to going to see the musical "Once". I already saw it the other night, but a friend wanted to go today, and it is good enough to see again, if you like acoustic Irish ballad type music. Sweet story also, adapted from the film, and the performers in the Broadway touring company are well worth watching if it comes to your town.  The actors perform the music on stage, and it takes place in part in a Dublin pup, which  is open for business before the show and at intermission.


    You telling me the NY Phil (none / 0) (#12)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 04:15:56 PM EST
    will  not be on the field?

    Of course ... R. Fleming will sing LIVE (none / 0) (#14)
    by christinep on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 04:19:51 PM EST
    New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: (none / 0) (#16)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 05:39:46 PM EST
    Maybe the orchestra ... (none / 0) (#17)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 05:49:01 PM EST
    ... was lip-syncing. ;-D

    The orchestra recorded ahead of time. And (none / 0) (#70)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:33:13 PM EST
    didn't even get an acknowledgment.

    Well, she added a high note. (none / 0) (#18)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:05:22 PM EST
    And what the heck did she add after the last note?

    National Anthem


    Will Gov. Chris Christie be booed if he once again dares to appear before the crowd? Absolutely.

    Oh, yeah -- Seattle 24, Denver 20.

    Because as good as Peyton Manning is, he can't work his magic if he's standing on the sidelines while Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, et al., control the offensive line of scrimmage and the ball for huge chunks of time.

    I think the Broncos defense is the potential caveat that's being overlooked here, because they're hardly slouches themselves. If they can contain the Seahawks, keep Lynch under 100 yards and force multiple three-and-outs, they'll be in the driver's seat and Denver will probably win. If not, and the Denver offense gets only eight possessions the entire game, Seattle will run them into the ground.


    Denver 28, Seattle 21 (none / 0) (#10)
    by jbindc on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 03:15:34 PM EST

    OK - hope you didn't have any money (none / 0) (#54)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:34:43 PM EST
    on the game.

    Learn to win graciously. (2.00 / 1) (#56)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:38:24 PM EST
    No reason to rub it in.

    Read cautiously (none / 0) (#58)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:43:08 PM EST
    I meant that sincerely. You read it as an insult.

    AN AXE LENGTH AWAY, vol. 266 (none / 0) (#13)
    by Dadler on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 04:17:53 PM EST
    I'd like to introduce you all to the (none / 0) (#22)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:40:11 PM EST

    Game's not over, but doesn't mean they aren't proving their greatness and why this team is so loved by their 12th Man/Woman :)

    Are they really great? (none / 0) (#23)
    by nycstray on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:44:41 PM EST
    Or is it just a case of the Broncos sucking big time so far?

    Yeah, they ended their season where they (none / 0) (#25)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:47:39 PM EST
    did because they didn't deserve it. Good grief. Is it necessary to criticize just for the sake of critizing when you have no team on the field? It's obvious you have no knowledge of the team.

    How do you know I don't have a team (none / 0) (#27)
    by nycstray on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:50:37 PM EST
    on the field?

    You said so before - your team wears green (none / 0) (#30)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:55:39 PM EST
    and is on the other coast.

    But that doesn't mean I don't have (none / 0) (#41)
    by nycstray on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:02:05 PM EST
    a team today. Unless of course the rest of the country, aside from Denver and Seattle, are not supposed to care?

    BTW, I also cheer for Percy :)


    Check your comment history (none / 0) (#33)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 07:02:53 PM EST
    Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 12:55:42 PM EST

    I don't need to. (none / 0) (#42)
    by nycstray on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:02:20 PM EST
    A little of both, I reckon. (none / 0) (#26)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:49:57 PM EST
    The Seahawk defense has unleashed hell on the Broncos.

    Apparently not if your a 'Hawks fan ;) (2.00 / 1) (#28)
    by nycstray on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:51:37 PM EST
    Makes no sense (none / 0) (#31)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:56:35 PM EST

    I didn't say one word about the Broncos (none / 0) (#32)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:58:29 PM EST
    Just the reason Seattle loves this team.

    Who remembers the natty (none / 0) (#29)
    by ragebot on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 06:53:32 PM EST
    Auburn was up big in the first half and FSU looked like it was out of the game.  Wonder if the second half of this game will be as good as the natty.

    Please stop calling it "the natty." (2.00 / 1) (#34)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 07:20:55 PM EST
    It really sounds immature, and most of us here at TL aren't 17 years old, even fewer are fluent in street lingo.

    To address your point, the Seahawks will be receiving the kickoff to start the second half. If they mount a time-consuming drive and score, even if it's only a field goal, you can stick a fork in Denver because they'll be done. With the Broncos running game out as an option, the only recourse for Manning will be to throw, throw, throw and look for a meltdown in the Seahawk secondary. That isn't going to happen.

    With Manning forced to air it out and hope for the best, the Hawks' defense will pin their ears back and really get after him, and it remains to be seen whether Seattle can pitch the first shutout in Super Bowl history.




    Boy Donald (5.00 / 1) (#35)
    by ragebot on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 07:26:17 PM EST
    You really take the fun out of life.

    No more sitting at the cool kids table for you.


    Fun has nothing to do with it. (3.00 / 1) (#38)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 07:46:10 PM EST
    And as far as the "cool kids' are concerned, you should best remember that your fantasies just so happen to also be your elders' memories.

    Oh, look, Percy Harvin returned the second half opening kickoff for a touchdown. The only question remaining at this point is when do I call the game, and have fun by going surfing.



    Surfs up dude (none / 0) (#47)
    by ragebot on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:10:56 PM EST
    Have to say this game is not at all what I was expecting.  I am not really an NFL fan and if anything would be rooting against Denver if I was rooting at all.  

    I'm ok w/"natty" once I figured out (5.00 / 2) (#64)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 09:20:53 PM EST
    what it means.

    Let me know when you do :) (5.00 / 1) (#72)
    by nycstray on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:39:29 PM EST
    I think I did... (none / 0) (#96)
    by unitron on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 04:41:28 PM EST
    ...even though all I could think of was the basketball tourney you go to if you don't make the NCAA.

    When I googled "national invitational tournament auburn fsu", I got results with the phrase "BCS National Championship Game", and eventually found this.


    All the cool kids know natty means (none / 0) (#100)
    by ragebot on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 07:57:45 PM EST

    Even old white guys like me can use the urban dictionary.


    All the cool kids know natty means (none / 0) (#101)
    by ragebot on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 07:59:45 PM EST

    Even old white guys like me can use the urban dictionary. Even if I have problems posting links


    No offense (none / 0) (#102)
    by CoralGables on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 10:05:00 PM EST
    but if you're going to look in the urban dictionary you have to know how to use it.

    12 thumbs up and 61 thumbs down means don't use it this way anymore or you're a dork.


    looks like the Seahawks (none / 0) (#36)
    by ragebot on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 07:32:44 PM EST
    are not going to try and wear the Denver D out by keeping them on the field and running on them.

    This looks to be one of the most dominant... (none / 0) (#39)
    by Dadler on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 07:47:47 PM EST
    ...Super Bowl performances ever. Peyton Manning looks very old and slow, which a ridiculously good D will do to any QB. Someone steal Richard Sherman's Adderall, the Broncos need some serious help.

    The whole team looks old and slow! (none / 0) (#43)
    by nycstray on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:03:58 PM EST
    Shades of 1990! (3.00 / 1) (#46)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:10:05 PM EST
    This game's gotten very ugly.

    And the commercials have pretty much sucked also (none / 0) (#49)
    by nycstray on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:19:17 PM EST
    For whom? (none / 0) (#51)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:24:25 PM EST
    It's been played fair and the skill that came to the game, played the game.

    "For whom?" For the viewer. (none / 0) (#55)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:36:00 PM EST
    This Super Bowl's been done since that kickoff return for a TD to open the second half. I'm very impressed with the Seahawks and happy for Seattle fans, but generally, routs are not fun games to watch.

    Ahhhh - (none / 0) (#57)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:41:33 PM EST
    The fireworks going off in Seattle right now are saying the 12th Man here is more than happy. I guess I'm not sure why anyone who isn't a fan of one of the teams on the field would care unless they have money on it.

    Is this your first year (3.50 / 2) (#60)
    by nycstray on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:50:24 PM EST
    being a football fan? Some of us like the game enough to want to see a good one.

    You obviously don't (2.00 / 1) (#69)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:18:01 PM EST
    understand the game, the strategy or the relationship between fan and team. My husband and I are original season ticket holders - all the way back to 1976. So, find a new argument.

    Honestly, what is wrong with you? Your level of nasty is uncalled for and unwarranted.


    45 yrs of watching football. (3.50 / 2) (#71)
    by nycstray on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:37:26 PM EST
    I think I understand.

    All evidence to the contrary (none / 0) (#74)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:56:13 PM EST
    or, you've never experienced the fan/team relationship that Seattle shares with the Seahawks.

    nycstray is the epitome (5.00 / 1) (#76)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 11:01:44 PM EST
    the courteous and thoughtful commenter.

    What nycstray said. (2.00 / 1) (#63)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 09:05:52 PM EST
    Congratulations to Seattle. Its longsuffering fans were certainly due.

    Yeah, we turned the game off (none / 0) (#59)
    by Zorba on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:43:41 PM EST
    Just got too boring to watch.
    Our food was good, though.      ;-)

    What was on the menu? (none / 0) (#61)
    by nycstray on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 08:54:41 PM EST
    Buffalo wings, and blue cheese dressing (5.00 / 1) (#62)
    by Zorba on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 09:01:56 PM EST
    St. Louis style toasted ravioli with marinara sauce to dip it in. Shrimp cocktail.  Tzatziki sauce and hummus, with pita bread, pita chips, and crudités to dip.
    I took an acid reducer before setting out the food, though.    ;-)

    Retsina? (none / 0) (#65)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 09:21:44 PM EST
    Nope (5.00 / 1) (#80)
    by Zorba on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 09:33:21 AM EST
    Beer.    ;-)

    Boring is hardly a reasonable (none / 0) (#67)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:10:11 PM EST
    conversion to "ugly". This game was played fair and both teams played hard. One team played better and caught all the breaks without bad refs calling against anyone. Seattle has a team of honorable, generous, and committed players who love the fans as much as the fans love them.

    I'm really disappointed in the intelligence of the comment section here being so petty and insulting toward the victor.

    I like jbindc - your prediction was every bit as off as hers. While I also hope you didn't lose any bets on the game, I didn't think you wanted to hear from me. I don't recall having seen anyone, anywhere predict the kind of point spread that occurred. Believe me, Seattle fans did not expect this.

    Our beautiful, personality abundant team played hard and didn't see any score as a guarantee, so they continued to play as though they still could lose. I'm sorry anyone found that boring, or in your word, "ugly". I hope you watched the after-game interviews and how humble and kind and grateful the coach, the team and the fans are for this monumental win.

    Seattle commentary has been honest, heart-felt and on the edge of their seats all season. The media is spot on tonight with the warmth of their reports in how true this game was. Denver Coach Fox said to Erin Andrews, "we just ran into the buzz saw that was the Seattle defense" - no excuses, he gave credit for the strength of the team they encountered.

    No one gets to rain on our parade - this was a long time coming, and this was the team we waited so patiently to bring it home.  


    Are you seeking to be ... (3.00 / 3) (#75)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:59:46 PM EST
    ...  Politicalkix's successor in beating a dead horse?

    We get it. You're a Seahawks fan, and you're understandably reveling in the moment. But for those of us who were tuning in and hoping to see a great game, this year's Super Bowl proved to be anything but that. It was a lopsided rout, and for many of us, it was an ugly game to watch because the Denver Broncos weren't even competitive and the outcome was never in doubt, almost from the very first play when the Denver center hiked the ball over Peyton Manning's head for a safety.

    But do you know what else is ugly right now? Your attitude. You're acting like a child, and you need to learn to be a gracious winner, and stop getting in people's faces by looking for reasons to be offended.

    Because if you're as big a Seahawks fan as you claim to be, then you should really be out in the streets of Seattle right now, celebrating the team's Super Bowl triumph with your friends -- rather than online, chastising the old folks at a political blog because we found the game to be less than involving.



    How quickly the press and (none / 0) (#68)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:15:21 PM EST
    football fans have gotten over their outrage re Sherman.

    The only reason it went as long as it did (none / 0) (#73)
    by BeDazzled on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 10:51:42 PM EST
    was it was selling papers and bringing hits. It was really a non-story all along. Richard Sherman is a young man who any city, mom, dad, friend would be proud to be associated with. Research him if you haven't already.

    The judgmental commenters are a dime a dozen, where Richard Sherman runs circles around them at just 25 years old in terms of generosity and kindness. Who doesn't love Mohammed Ali? Aggressive, outspoken mouth who really was THE GREATEST...even if he had to say so himself.

    The score of this game was not even close to a single prediction made. Not by anyone. Not a cocky or arrogant word from any member of the team or the fans. The Seahawks played as though the game score was 0-0 all the way to the end. I'm so sorry for anyone who can't realize the emotion that comes from that. Then, know-it-all mentality doesn't really allow for true empathy; it's too embedded in condescending, gratuitous "I'm happy for the fans" statements as empty as the life that made it.

    That's not meant for you, oculus. I stopped commenting here a few years ago and am astonished at how people who used to be in harmony are so incredibly mean-spirited now. The posts remain interesting, but the comment threads are hideous.

    I'm leaving now.


    Nah, Sherman is an asshat (5.00 / 1) (#83)
    by Dadler on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 12:01:49 PM EST
    Great player, but a complete tool. When you have to pull a Ryan Braun to get out of your Adderall suspension, hooray, but you're full of sh*t. Also, enough with the excuses for his post-game sociopath act in the NFC championship game. Thousands of players have been interviewed in the immediate aftermath of a big game. None of them have come off as crazier or more self-absorbed than Sherman. Honestly, he seemed like he was ON something to be so ridiculous.

    Congrats though, holy sh*t, your D is from hell. And I love Wilson and Marshawn Lynch, their games and their personalities. The Hawks and my Niners should carry on one unbelievable division rivalry for many years to come. I just wish we were moving into a new stadium which was designed EXACTLY like that ungodly noise boxy you cats play in.

    Again, congrats. Enjoy.


    Dear coral gables, (none / 0) (#66)
    by oculus on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 09:23:01 PM EST
    Please tell us how the bets panned out.

    Yes, please. (none / 0) (#77)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 11:10:31 PM EST
    How do bets generally pan out when the game's a total wipeout? I'd think the House should've cleaned up tonight.

    On the main 2 (none / 0) (#97)
    by CoralGables on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 10:29:25 PM EST
    Denver Broncos -2 1/2 - Lost
    Under 48 - Lost

    As for the other 50 or so, no offense meant to anyone that bets such silliness but they are all meaningless dribble for people that would bet on cockroach races.


    You've never bet on a cockroach race? (5.00 / 2) (#107)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 04:04:57 PM EST
    You've haven't lived.

    you only scratched the surface (none / 0) (#108)
    by NYShooter on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 09:13:51 PM EST
    with your list. I understand there are over 200 combinations you can bet on in Vegas.

    I saw Sherman throw another of his (none / 0) (#81)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 11:22:09 AM EST
    classy choke signs, this one at Manning.

    But he had some nice tweets (none / 0) (#82)
    by jbindc on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 11:56:17 AM EST
    Very telling about Manning (5.00 / 1) (#84)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 12:15:05 PM EST
    that after Sherman throws him choke signs during the game (and who know what else), Manning is still concerned about Sherman's injury. Manning is a class act.

    Yeah (none / 0) (#85)
    by jbindc on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 12:30:14 PM EST
    That's why I was rooting for Denver.  He's classy.

    Did he really? (none / 0) (#88)
    by Yman on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 01:52:36 PM EST
    Googled it but found nothing.  Can't believe there wouldn't be a single picture/screen shot of him doing it.

    Really. (none / 0) (#89)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 02:22:55 PM EST
    How is it ... (none / 0) (#91)
    by Yman on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 02:25:09 PM EST
    ... that it was televised and no one posted a photo/screenshot or wrote about it.  After the prior taunting incident, it would be a huge incident.

    I call BS. (none / 0) (#90)
    by RonK Seattle on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 02:25:04 PM EST
    Nobody else saw it, or mentioned it anywhere.

    But as I understand the traditions of their culture, haters just gotta hate.


    Yeah (none / 0) (#92)
    by Yman on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 02:26:23 PM EST
    There's no way this gets televised and then gets ignored by everyone on the planet, including every Manning/Bronco fan.

    We were at a party with no DVR, so we couldn't review over and over, but several of us saw it.

    In the second quarter Manning threw a pass OB to the right side of the end zone, somewhere around the goal line. It may have been the play where tripping was called, but I'm not sure.

    Sherman was in bounds, short of the goal line ai believe, on about the 5 yard line as I remember, and he quickly, clearly threw a choke sign to Manning just as they cut to another camera/angle.

     The original camera angle was from high and was wide, such that it showed probably 1/3 of the field.


    If we didn't see what we thought we saw, I'll happily write a retraction.

    So Sherman gives Manning ... (none / 0) (#95)
    by Yman on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 03:08:15 PM EST
    ... the choke sign and no one gets it recorded or writes about it?!?

    No way.

    It'd be more believable to say that Boehner gave Obama the finger at the SOTU address and no one caught it but me and some of my friends.



    Sherman's "choke" sign is his arms crossed in front of him with his hands at his throat.

    On this play, his arms were crossed in front of him but with his hands 6" inches or so in front of his throat. Similar, but plausibly more of an "X" than a "choke."

    So, not the same.


    Sherman didn't by any chance (none / 0) (#99)
    by jondee on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 11:17:18 AM EST
    roll his eyes and scratch his nose with his middle finger? I could've sworn I saw him do that at one point..;-)

    Oy (none / 0) (#103)
    by sj on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 12:02:55 PM EST
    Saw replay, got it. ASL for 'LOVE' (none / 0) (#104)
    by RonK Seattle on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 05:32:50 PM EST
    Arms crossed in 'X' over chest, fists closed.

    Not sure who it was directed to.


    Fair enough. Google says he had (none / 0) (#105)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 05:48:25 PM EST
    at least one ASL course at Stanford.

    Yeah, surprisingly fluent . . . (none / 0) (#106)
    by RonK Seattle on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 02:53:36 PM EST
    . . . per a number of local contacts.

    I can see, though, where signing LOVE might get him into trouble with the refs somewhere down the line. :)


    who could have guessed (none / 0) (#86)
    by NYShooter on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 12:54:41 PM EST
    that the day after this season ended it would be "Eli" consoling Payton?