The Nielsen company said the game’s viewership exceeded the record of 112.2 million set last year, when Seattle beat Denver.
We can now finally and forever say that Tom Brady broke through that historical membrane between three and four Lombardi Trophies, which just made him part of a most holy trinity of quarterbacks.
All Super Bowls need a gridiron narrative, and this one has a few. We have the Patriots’ pyrotechnic offense against Seattle’s wrecking ball defense, red zone efficiency, turnovers, and New England’s quest to stop Marshawn Lynch.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.
The New England Patriots are receiving support at a time of controversy from an unlikely location: New York’s City Hall.
The New England Patriots may end up facing some form of punishment from the NFL for their role in “deflate-gate,” but on the Internet, where the meting out of instantaneous justice is the norm, they are getting shellacked.
The Seahawks believe this will be a different game — much different — than the AFC Championship, played in Denver’s altitude and against the Patriots and their beat-up defense.
Marino works with Boomer on Sundays on the “NFL Today” and they were quick to take some shots at each other.
It was Lamar Hunt who started the American Football League, and without his commitment and deep pockets, the NFL would never have had legitimate competition and would have remained a closed, old-boys club for many years.
This game will be framed as the mouthy Seahawks vs. the modest Manning, the Compton street ball anarchy of Richard Sherman vs the southern charm and royalty of America’s first football family.
Nobody can come close to beating the Seahawks at home and they are going to clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs in the next week or two. They are one dominant team.
The NYPD is amassing its amazing arsenal of security initiatives to make sure the only bullets fired when the NFL comes to town are by the quarterbacks on the football field.
The NFL is seeking to avoid a repeat of last February’s 34-minute partial outage at New Orleans’ Superdome during the Super Bowl.
According to a post on Hallmark’s Facebook page, Sterling will join emcee and long-time animal rights activist Beth Stern, radio shock jock Howard Stern’s wife, “for the paw-to-paw active LIVE from Kitten Stadium on Hallmark Channel USA.”
The highly regarded Farmer’s Almanac has predicted a bitter cold winter for most of the country and a lot of precipitation.
Photo of the first half from Super Bowl XLVII.