After just a few seasons we find reasons to jam the eject button on an athlete. Manning went from G.O.A.T. to goat in just 60 minutes. And from winner to loser.
The Denver Broncos seemed unstoppable, even unbeatable at times during the 2013 season. But, when the Vince Lombardi Trophy was on the line, they were blown out by the Seattle Seahawks.
It’s unfair to say that Denver lost it. Seattle snatched it and swallowed it. This team was bigger, faster and bionic in the way that it smashed the Broncos.
Led by its All-Pro cornerback, Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary and the nastiest defense in the NFL proved the strength of the Seahawks was greater than the record-setting arm of Peyton Manning in their stunning 43-8 rout on Sunday night.
While the rest of the world was tweeting about Peyton Manning’s nightmarish Super Bowl, Hillary Clinton was taking aim at the network airing game.
As Eli Manning looked on at his brother’s struggles in Super Bowl XLVIII, he must have said, “Welcome to my world, Peyton.” Or, as Yogi Berra might have said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”
I think it’s fair to say that nobody saw that coming. The Seattle Seahawks took a 2-0 lead over the Denver Broncos just 12 seconds into to Super Bowl XLVIII and never looked back.
Waiting to get their hands on the Lombardi Trophy, the Seahawks were surrounded by security guards in orange jackets. It was the first time anyone in that color stopped them all night.
On the first play from scrimmage, Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball by Manning, who was walking up to the line and didn’t have his hands ready.
The NFL ensured there would be no mistakes during its pregame entertainment segments long ago when they chose rapper and singer Queen Latifah and the opera star Fleming to handle “America the Beautiful” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Super Bowl Sunday has arrived! And this year’s big game has just about everything a fan, a player, a coach — and certainly a league — could ask for, starting at QB.
Mets captain David Wright hopes the Seattle Seahawks knock it out of the park — so to speak — on Super Sunday. Meanwhile, Yankees reliever David Robertson will be cheering on the guys in orange and blue.
After a week of interviews, practices and plenty of hype, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are ready to kick off the Super Bowl in a matchup that makes even the most casual football fans drool.
Peyton Manning has won his fifth Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide.
The Super Bowl features classic pocket passer Peyton Manning of the Broncos and Seattle’s quick-footed, quick-witted scrambler Russell Wilson.