Photo Courtesy of NewsTribune – Russell Wilson with Vince Lombardi Trophy
It’s official. The Russell Wilson era is upon us and the Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl Champions. Sadly, this game wasn’t close but for those who bet on Seattle it was a great call. I thought Seattle would win easily, but I didn’t think it would be a massacre. Denver was supposed to be the best offensive team in the National Football League. Seattle proved that they are clearly leaps and bounds beyond the Broncos. The Seahawks won easily, without much competition to be honest, with a final score of 43-8.
Initially I thought the game would be close, but I wanted to believe Seattle was the superior squad. The first play was a microcosm of the whole game. A fumbled snap that went over Denver quarterback Peyton Manning’s head resulted in an early safety and Seahawks’ lead. Manning’s legacy was thoroughly snuffed out by a younger, faster, hungrier team. Manning will go down in history as one of the best quarterbacks of all time but this Super Bowl was an embarrassing performance.
There is a new sheriff in town and his name is Russell Wilson. After such a one-sided dominant performance from the Seahawks, the league will surely take notice for the Seattle formula. This game wasn’t just a blow out, it was the dawn of a new era in the NFL. The days of the elite pocket passer are numbered. The game was never close, Manning looked flustered and uncomfortable all night, as evidenced by his repeated inaccuracy. The NFL better take notice and make some adjustments because the Seattle Seahawks have the majority of their team locked up for at least another run at the Super Bowl next season.
During the halftime show, Bruno Mars and his band lit up the Metlife stadium with their Temptation’esque suits, Michael Jackson moves and top hits such as “Treasure” and “Just The Way You Are.” The Red Hot Chili Peppers creeped up behind them, rising from under the stage to turn the rock heat up. Bruno Mars and RHCP head-banged and jumped around the stage to “Give It Away,” delivering an entertaining and pumped up performance.
As usual, the majority of commercials were for car companies: Audi, Maserati, Ford, Kia and Hyundai. The ‘fun one’ award goes to Bud Light’s commercial, which followed a surprise night for a young man who went through a Bud Light maze, meeting Don Cheadle and playing ping pong with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The ’emotional one’ award goes to Budweiser for a tear-jerking and fun-loving ad about clydesdale horses and one adorable puppy.
For more Super Bowl highlights visit: http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/48