. Russell Wilson
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.
The Super Bowl features classic pocket passer Peyton Manning of the Broncos and Seattle’s quick-footed, quick-witted scrambler Russell Wilson.
“Percy is an atomic bomb,” Seattle receiver Ricardo Lockette said. “He is the ultimate weapon for our offense.”
What will matter most? The fact that Seattle has no players with Super Bowl experience, or their youth and speed and top-ranked defense? Or will the game be won by Denver’s suddenly stout rush defense and Peyton Manning’s blessed right arm?
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.
Dan Marino is Mr. Miami, but he says that fact has no bearing on why he wants to see the Super Bowl played in southern Florida every year for the rest of time.
The area will be jam-packed this week with events, games and concerts offering a full Super Bowl experience free of charge.
Connections in the NFL are funny. Everyone seems to know everyone, at least by extension. And first meetings often seem to find a way to come full circle. Such is the case with Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson.
The key for the Denver Broncos is keeping Russell Wilson contained in the pocket.
With all the extra attention an outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl has given the league, the NFL should commit to making the host city a major part of the Super Bowl story every year.
Both Denver and Seattle advanced this week after defeating the Patriots and Niners, respectively. The two will square off on Groundhog Day this year with the championship on the line. The question is: who will end up with the title?
What does Seattle have to do in order to win the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history?
The weather outside was frightful Tuesday, and if this trend continues our much-anticipated, open-air Super Bowl a week from Sunday won’t be so delightful.