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#268093 - 02/02/14 08:40 PM Super Bowl
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#268104 - 02/03/14 02:33 PM Re: Super Bowl [Re: Ardy]
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Starting with a pronounced bias: I am a Seahawks fan. But, I was impressed that Seattle so throughly dismantled the Broncos. I am sure, and sorry, that Peyton Manning will take the lions' share of the blame. He is one of the best quarterbacks the game has ever seen, but Peyton Manning wasn't really in the game all that much. Indeed, after the first Seattle drive (discounting the opening Safety, which was a fluke), which ended in a field goal, I thought Denver was going to be a threat. I was afraid Russell Wilson wasn't going to step up - but he did, in a big way.

It was a game of consummate execution, just not by the team everyone expected it to be. Seattle is known for scrambling and grit, not finesse, yet that is what they delivered. Manning was pressured throughout, the play (despite the Refs' bias) was clean, coverage was excellent. Everyone did what they were supposed to do. Yes, from a competition standpoint, it was a disappointment, but from a football enthusiast standpoint, it was really quite impressive.
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#268111 - 02/03/14 03:49 PM Re: Super Bowl [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
...I was impressed that Seattle so throughly dismantled the Broncos...

The Bronco's forgot to show-up. The games two weeks ago were the "real" games. wink

Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
...Seattle is known for scrambling and grit, not finesse, yet that is what they delivered. Manning was pressured throughout, the play (despite the Refs' bias) was clean, coverage was excellent. Everyone did what they were supposed to do.

The custodian at work today asked if I saw the "three hour scrimmage game" yesterday. LOL
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#268186 - 02/06/14 07:52 AM Re: Super Bowl [Re: Ardy]
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Manning was just so Brady like.
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#268189 - 02/06/14 12:04 PM Re: Super Bowl [Re: Ardy]
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LOL. I read that there were three records broken. Fastest score, longest lead, and most receptions/completed passes. Manning got one of those. What killed him was"yards after reception" which was also historically low.
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#268191 - 02/06/14 12:14 PM Re: Super Bowl [Re: Ardy]
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Four. Most receptions. Thomas had 13. Seattle was also the only team to less by five points, and to score a safety, kick return and interception return in the same game. SB XLVIII also set viewing and betting records. So much lost time and money.
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#268196 - 02/06/14 01:13 PM Re: Super Bowl [Re: Ardy]
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The. Sb was not exciting
It was an astounding domination
That far transcended bad calls, bad luck, or even an off day.
So I found it interesting in that way

I was not too familiar with Seattle except as an annoying rival for the 49ers
But though the performance And post game interviews I I now have a lot of respect for a really great organization. The team is much more than a few high profile stars.

Coach Pete Carroll is really great. Apparently he spent a couple of seasons with the 49ers and made a point of pumping the brain of bill Walsh. Whom I regard as one of the games greatest innovators.

Truth is. I prefer Seattles qb Russell Wilson to 49ers qb. Wilson himself is an amazing story of a guy who persevered despite always being "too small".

Congrats to Seahawks and their fans. Sadly I see continued success in their future.
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#268220 - 02/07/14 02:11 PM Re: Super Bowl [Re: Ardy]
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There will be a continued rivalry on the west coast, and I see strong contention from the Chargers in the AFC. Next year will be next year. San Diego, by the way, is one city very hungry for a champion, having waited 60 years for a championship. Seattle is an upstart by comparison.

SF will be in contention again, and Kaepernick is a franchise quarterback. I think it is premature to speak of a Seahawks dynasty, but it is fun. Denver had a great year behind a great quarterback. If Manning comes back next year, I think there could be a rematch.
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