Austin Maul, who kicked field goals at Rancho High, played tuba before the Super Bowl. Then he slipped into a 14-foot palm tree costume and danced behind Katy Perry at halftime.
It was thrilling for everyone holding a ticket on the New England Patriots and sweating bullets. It was the agony of defeat on Seattle Seahawks bettors. It was millions of dollars changing hands in a split second in the biggest betting event of the year.
One of the worst play calls in Super Bowl history sends Seattle to defeat and cements Tom Brady’s place in history.
It could be a classic. Every time Bill Belichick and Tom Brady get here, it’s close.
Whatever you believe about the process from which new members of the Professional Football Hall of Fame emerge at this time each year, rarely do those selected draw negative reactions. It’s almost always a deserving group in its entirety.
On Sunday, Seattle goes for a second straight huge piece of candy. The mother of all Snickers bars. The Patriots go for a fourth.
Roger Goodell held his annual Super Bowl news conference Friday and answered questions ranging from his job performance to deflated footballs to franchise relocation to Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch refusing to engage much with reporters this week.
Who will win this Super Bowl? The answer is coming Sunday night from Glendale, Ariz., and there are compelling arguments for both sides.
I never viewed Pete Carroll much of a Hamlet type, but if you’re talking about a guy whose impulse for revenge will play out mostly inside his head this week, the Seattle Seahawks coach can certainly act the part.
A few days ago, Tom Brady’s future was shrouded in uncertainty. Would he flee the country or confess to the hideous modern-day NFL crime of deflating footballs for a big playoff game?