For the first time in their history, the Seattle Seahawks have won the Super Bowl. Growing up a Seahawk fan as a kid, we used to dream that someday, just maybe, the Seahawks could win the Lombardi. While we had a pretty good team back in the 80s, we never got there, thanks mostly to the Raiders and the Broncos. Ironically though, the Seahawks trounced the Broncos 43-8 in the most lopsided Super Bowl in quite awhile. The Seahawk defense dominated the game and made the Broncos look like an expansion team.
Some other thoughts from the game:
There was nothing more satisfying as an old Seahawk fan than seeing the look on John Elway’s face up in the booth as his Broncos went down in flames. Nothing.
Speaking of the Raiders, I found it very ironic that Marcus Allen of all people was trotted out to present the Lombardi trophy to Paul Allen during the trophy presentation at the end of the game. A Raider presenting the Lombardi trophy to the Seahawks? I don’t know if that was intentional or not, but if it wasn’t, it felt bizarre.
I was disappointed that Steve Largent did not make an appearance during the Super Bowl. If he was at the game, there was no indication of it. Largent is probably the greatest Seahawk ever and it would have been really cool if the he had made a cameo.
The halftime show was less than impressive. While I do really like Red Hot Chili Peppers, I don’t know why they agreed to do what they did. They’re one of the best rock bands of the last 25 years and they get relegated to riding the coattails of……Bruno Mars? Couple this with how the Grammy organizers did something similar to Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and Dave Grohl during their closing performance at the Grammys and it’s clear to me rock music is once again occupying its traditional role of the disrespected outsider in the music industry. The Chili Peppers are amazing live. You wouldn’t know it from that halftime show.
GO SEAHAWKS!!! SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS!!!