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February 3, 2014 at 9:17 AM
Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl Champs
Super Bowl Champs. How sweet the sound. The pure delight of the Seahawks’ 12th Man fans is part of the magic of Sunday’s extraordinary win.
Yes, an extraordinary victory. The Denver Broncos, and their knighted, sainted quarterback, Peyton Manning, were expected to be all sorts of trouble. Would the Seahawks be competitive? Yes, of course. Could the Seahawks beat the Broncos? Certainly. Would the Hawks grind Manning and his team into dust? No one imagined that might happen.
The Broncos were attracting favorable predictions from all corners – how’d that game look to ya Gov. Christie? Denver was getting lots of high marks that all drifted back to Manning and his skills and abilities and leadership. Yes, the Broncos had an awesome season by any standard.
Typical of the admiring prose was a piece Sunday in The New York Times by Frank Bruni. His homage to Manning’s maturity explained how the NFL veteran would guide the Broncos to glory. Well, some things don’t work out. The terrified look in Manning’s eyes as the ball sailed past his head on the first play of the game was a grim omen.
The Seahawks combined offensive and defensive prowess into a complete performance. Kudos to coach Pete Carroll and his staff for creating that magic blend of talent. Go Seahawks. A stunning win. The Lombardi Trophy is the perfect exclamation point on that judgment.