Sunday, February 2, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII–Bring It Home


This weekend had such a build up around the Seattle area. For the first time in a long time, a local sports team had a chance, no a very real possibility of bringing home a major sports championship. This happened only once in my life time, back in 1979, the Super Sonics won the NBA title.


But on this Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks changed all of that. With a 43-8 trouncing of the Denver Broncos, the 12th Man received their long awaited prize of a Lombardi Trophy to call their own. This certainly would be a day that Seattleites can look back on and say, “I remember where I was when the Seahawks won their first Super Bowl.”


The game was lopsided from the start with Denver’s offense fumbling the first snap into the end zone for a safety. This was followed by the Seahawks marching down the field for a Field Goal, and then another. By the end of the first half, the Hawks were up 22-0 and nothing was going right for the Broncos.

The coolest part about this Super Bowl as the crowd we watched it with. They weren’t all football fans, in fact many of them weren’t even knowing what was going on in front of them. There was one common bond that everyone in attendance had though, a love for Jesus. The halftime show was cut off and the Resurgence video of Pastor Driscoll interviewing a few of the Seahawk players was shown instead. Check out the link to watch this great interview.

After the half ended, the game resumed and the Seahawks came out firing on all cylinders once again. The rout continued until Denver practically surrendered to the Hawks defensive pressure. Even with injuries to Richard Sherman and a few other defensive backs – I honestly lost count with how many were up and down in the final 10 minutes – the Broncos had nothing to challenge the Seahawks.


The game over, Paul Allen, the owner of the Seahawks came up to give a speech that thanked everyone in the organization, the fans and just about anyone else he could throw out in the 15 seconds he had. He was obviously impressed with the entire experience and I’m sure he can’t wait to do it again next year. So, with Super Bowl 48 in the books, it’s time to look forward to Super Bowl 49 and a repeat, right?

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