UPDATED 2/2/14, 10:58 P.M.: The Seahawks started on the right foot 12 seconds into the game.
On the first offensive play, a bad Broncos snap settled near the back of the end zone, where it was downed for a safety.
From there, things only got better for Seattle. The Seahawks defense more than lived up to its lofty reputation in bringing the city its first NFL championship with...Read more »
"They know what they are getting into."
That is the overwhelming refrain of football fans from around the world who gathered in New York City Sunday to watch the Seahawks and Broncos battle, despite growing evidence that veterans of the game risk a heightened incidence of brain damage and early onset dementia.
"Man up, dammit! If you're going to participate, you run the risk," said Matt...Read more »
Enjoy Super Bowl XLVIII in the New York area? Well, Giants co-owner John Mara wants another one.
Mara said as much in comments Sunday morning on ESPN Radio’s “The Ian O’Connor Show.”
“If we can be assured that we’d get the same cooperation from all the different government entities that were involved, which has been tremendous so far, I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t consider...Read more »
Fans attending Super Bowl XLVIII yesterday were spared no expense once settled within the confines of MetLife Stadium.
Signs at concession stands advertised $11 cups of hot chocolate -- $20 in a mug -- $9 for a souvenir soda and $12-$14 for a beer.
"I expected the prices to be up there," said David Peter, 27, of Vancouver, British Columbia. "I didn't know they'd be way up there."
Don't...Read more »
Hours-long train commutes, clogged lines through security checks and even feeling overdressed for the relatively mild temperatures didn’t dampen the moods of football fans who trekked to the MetLife Stadium for what many deemed a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience — Super Bowl XLVIII.
Chris Ilsley, 34, of Hicksville, said people headed for the big game were “corralled” for at least a half-hour...Read more »
Football fans taking the train to what was billed as the first “Mass Transit Super Bowl” were met with wall-to-wall crowds, stifling heat at a key station, and long waits to buy a ticket and board a train.
But New Jersey Transit officials, who said they set a new ridership record — 22,000 — Sunday, insisted that everything was going according to plan, and that they had the situation under...Read more »
Tourist-packed Times Square is a place locals often avoid, if they can. Not now, though, with so many coveted signatures up for grabs.
A midtown stretch of Broadway has morphed into Super Bowl Boulevard, a celebration of all things football that has drawn legions of fans.
With NFL stars past and present making themselves available, it’s also a magnet for autograph hunters from the tri-state...Read more »
Snow may no longer be part of the Super Bowl weather discussion, with only a slight chance of showers Sunday. But temperature has become an increasingly interesting element -- higher, not lower.
With all the angst over the possibility of blizzard conditions for the game, the high for the day is now forecast to be in the mid-40s, meteorologists say.
Based on Thursday morning's data, look...Read more »
Odds are good that one of the starting quarterbacks will earn the award again. But hey, there are 104 other players on the active roster, and any one of them could earn the MVP if he makes the plays that matter. Here's a look at some sleeper candidates. For the purpose of this piece, the top 10 odds-on favorites for the award are ineligible.
Broncos: Montee Ball (RB)The rookie won't get...Read more »
Today's NFL is full of surprises. It's unusual that two teams who were thought of as among the league's elite in the preseason meet on the final day of the season.
But for once, the 2013 season will culminate in a matchup many foresaw back in the summer as the Seahawks and Broncos square off on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Both teams are true football titans who have few glaring weaknesses,...Read more »