President Barack Obama has congratulated the Seattle Seahawks for defeating the Denver Broncos and winning Super Bowl XLVIII. The White House says Obama spoke with Seattle head coach Pete Carroll on Tuesday.
For a city accustomed to losing not just games, but teams, the Seattle Seahawks' dominant Super Bowl win provided a long overdue catharsis, buoying the spirits of a fan base that hasn't always had much to cheer about.
The seeds of Denver's stunning Super Bowl self-destruction were planted during Wednesday's practice when coach John Fox decided to turn down the speakers that simulate crowd noise because "it's not an away game."
Ready, set, bid. Now that the first New York/New Jersey Super Bowl was a smashing success for everyone except the Denver Broncos, NFL owners in other cold-weather cities are sure to be lining up to try to bring the Big Game to their stadiums.
With a unexciting game playing out during the Super Bowl, many fans were forced to turn to the ads for their dose of entertainment, including one that featured an unlikely friendship between a horse and a puppy.
What Super Bowl ads will people discuss over the water cooler a day after the big game? There were no crude jokes. Sexual innuendo was kept to a minimum. And uncomfortable scenes were missing. In short, there wasn't much shock value
Three words raced through Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith's mind as he streaked toward the end zone in the Super Bowl, returning his interception of a pass by Peyton Manning: "Don't get caught."