An oral history of the final drive of last year’s Super Bowl. I still can’t fully grasp that that happened.
Here’s a helpful tip for any New York City government employees who have ever worked with the NFL: don’t accept those free Super Bowl tickets.
Because the NFL no longer goes away in the offseason, the Super Bowl feels like forever ago. But, nearly seven months on, the last meaningful play still sticks firmly in the craw of the Seahawks, who by all rights ought to be two-time reigning champs. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who called the play that some…
As we do every year, we recently submitted a FOIA request to the FCC for all the complaints it received from viewers upset by something aired at the Super Bowl. There were 34 of them, ranging from disgust toward the Katy Perry/Missy Elliott halftime show, offense at commercials that featured sex or profanity, and…
Marshawn Lynch, no fan of the NFL media, opened up more than he has to date about the end of the Super Bowl, and he did it, of all places, on TV in Turkey.
Doug Baldwin commemorated his Super Bowl lead-extending touchdown catch by pretending either to poop out the football, or on it. (It's not clear which, but no one saw it anyway; NBC's director cut away in time, warned by the voice of his vigilant dead mother. Thankfully, it was filmed from the stands.) But the bigger…
The MMQB's Robert Klemko has a great story about a ticket broker hustling his way through the crazy, somewhat-shady secondary ticket market that sprung up at this year's Super Bowl. There's a lot of good stuff in here, including an answer to the question we've all found ourselves asking: Do players in the Super Bowl…
Four players have been fined for their roles in the fight at the end of the Super Bowl. Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin, who started things and was ejected from the game, owes $10,000. Michael Bennett, Rob Gronkowski, and Michael Hoomanawanui came in for fines of $8,268 each.
We saw pieces of this yesterday—Pete Carroll's dismay and Tom Brady's screeching—but here's a fuller picture of the on-field reactions to Malcolm Butler's Super Bowl-winning interception, captured by NFL Films' microphones for "SoundFX."
That's cold, LeGarrette. Too cold, perhaps.
Earlier, I wrote that if Russell Wilson can get over one of the most heartbreaking losses in Super Bowl history, Seahawks fans probably can too. That does not apply to this girl. She may never recover.
Inside the NFL aired last night, and among those mic'd up were Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Patriots QB Tom Brady. And let's just cut to the part we all came for: the noises each made when Malcolm Butler picked off Russell Wilson to steal the championship for New England.
You look at it again and again, on video taken from the field, in a still image from above, and you still can't quite grasp how it played out the way it did. Ricardo Lockette seemed wide open. Russell Wilson, his view screened by Brandon Browner standing up Jermaine Kearse (an absolutely vital condition for the…
I have no idea who took this video of Malcolm Butler's Super Bowl-winning interception, but I am very glad that it exists.
On Sunday, Doug Baldwin celebrated his touchdown to put the Seahawks up 24-14 by pooping the football. (Seattle never scored again. Curse of the poopball? Hmmmm.) Only, the dozens of millions of people watching at home never saw it, because NBC abruptly cut away.
Jimmy Fallon roped Chris Pratt and Chris Evans into a goofy bit where they snuck around and photobombed Super Bowl fans on some sort of red carpet. The results are actually pretty funny, but no moment was more inspired than Pratt busting out the sandwich dick. The sandwich dick always plays.
These two Irish Seahawks fans sneaked into the Super Bowl without tickets and ended up sitting in the fourth row.
Pete Carroll, who subscribes to one of the more explosive conspiracy theories out there, categorically denies any truth to the conspiracy theory that the Seahawks' desire to make a Super Bowl hero out of Russell Wilson and not Marshawn Lynch led him to overrule the fateful playcall.
A lot of Seattle Seahawks fans no doubt had a very sad time last night, but one particular group had what I am willing to bet was the saddest time of all.
According to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, all-pro cornerback Richard Sherman will be undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair the elbow injury he suffered during the NFC Championship game.