Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 6:52 am
The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday night, the first Super Bowl victory in the team's history.
The game got off to an odd start on the first play from scrimmage when Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball past quarterback Peyton Manning, who was walking up to the line and didn't have his hands ready. That set the tone for the trouncing the Broncos would receive over the course of the night at the hands of the voracious Seahawks.
Public Radio hosts from the Broncos and Seahawks' hometowns -- Seattle's Andy Hurst and Denver's Jay Keller -- talk smack and place bets in anticipation of Super Bowl XLVIII. (Arturo Pardavila III/Flickr)
Broncos fans of all ages will be decked from head to toe in orange and blue for this Sunday's face-off against the Broncos. (Jeffrey Beall/Flickr)
Seattle team spirit brings out the young at heart. Superfans will be wearing their green and blue finest when the team faces Denver on Sunday. (John Patzer/Flickr)
The deluge of hype, buildup, beer and pizza ads will be over on Sunday, because either the Seattle Seahawks or the Denver Broncos will rise victorious out of the swamps of Jersey — raising high the trophy that goes to the winner of Super Bowl XLVIII. Back in the hometowns, the fans are gearing up.
Steve Scher checks in with Mike Pesca, NPR sports correspondent and voice on Slate's 'Hang Up and Listen' podcast, about why he thinks the Seattle Seahawks will come out victorious against the Denver Broncos this Super Bowl Sunday.
Cedric James Morris, founder of the Los Angeles Seahawks fan group, stands outside Backstage, in Culver City. The bar has become so overrun with Seahawks fans on Sundays that Morris has a list of overflow bars he hands out to fans when Backstage fills up.
The Seattle Seahawks booked their ticket to the Super Bowl by winning the NFC Championship on Sunday, but not without some controversy.
When Erin Andrews of Fox Sports grabbed Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman for a post-game interview, he looked right into the camera and said, “I’m the best corner in the game and when you try me against a sorry receiver like Crabtree that’s the results you going to get.”
Ross Reynolds talks with Ben Austro, editor of FootballZebras.com, about Gene Steratore's officiating style in anticipation of this Sunday's league championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.