Jon (with my blessing of course) went to go watch the Superbowl at his friend’s house. They invited me, and the friend is actually a coworker of mine, but I was looking forward to hanging out at home. That way, there is no pressure if I didn’t want to watch the game. But here’s my play by play, in case you were interested in a recap from somebody who has next to no interest in football.
Wow, what a start! The Seahawks somehow score 2 points right on the kickoff to Denver. Something happened in the end zone – I wasn’t really paying attention because kickoffs are rarely that exciting. I think they added a two point score since my days of actually understanding football (that would be in high school…). Is this a new way of scoring?
So then the Seahawks had the ball and they made some plays, but they couldn’t quite get it all the way. They managed to get a field goal too. And then they got another (but honestly I can’t remember if that was the first quarter or the second).
My Facebook page kept lighting up with posts about Harvin!!!! I guess this is a Seahawk who is hot stuff. But he’s been injured and just got back. He did manage to catch some good passes and get some yards. Meanwhile, Oliver enjoyed a nice nap on my lap, while we quietly watched the football game. Since Jon wasn’t home, the volume was much lower than the last game we watched. Oliver really appreciated that.
This quarter was dominated by an awesome interception by Malcom Smith (see, I really do know a little something about football). This Seahawk caught one of Manning’s passes and then managed to run unimpeded all the way to the end zone for a touchdown! That was pretty cool.
Other notable first half random thoughts:
- No injuries, yay!
- Some Bronco named Kingston has quite a large butt
- Richard Sherman has received no mention at all – maybe he’s really not all that and a bag of chips after all…
Half Time Show
I had no idea who Bruno Mars was. He looked a Little Richard impersonator. I did recognize his second song though, so I guess I learned something today. And the Red Hot Chili Peppers were good. I’m getting old…
The quarter began with a play that even I can immediately recognize as amazing. Percy Harvin caught the kick and squeaked by everybody for an 87 yard run and touchdown! Oh my… The look on Manning’s face was priceless. My Facebook feed is lit up again. Richard Sherman got his first mention for getting close to catching one of Manning’s passes. Oliver barely woke up for any of this. He is snuggled in for the long haul…
While waiting to find out if Sherman got injured during a play, I see the best commercial of the game so far. The one with the Doberman Chihuahua cross dog. When his top heavy head made him face plant in his cone of shame – hilarious! I guess you had to be there… I guess Sherman wasn’t badly hurt.
I’m hungry – I suppose that is the downside of not going to a Superbowl Party. No snacks. Oliver does not agree to get up and go make me something. The next Seahawks touchdown is a pass to Kearse – looks like a dance party out there with two different Broncos spinning him around before he gets loose and finishes his run.
The score is 36 – 0. Wow. I never expected to see a game that was so one-sided! But then the Broncos got a nice touchdown with a pass to the end zone. And a 2-Point Conversion. They are finally on the board.
The beating continues with a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Baldwin – I can’t believe that I’m getting the names down. The announcers have given up on Denver, basically already calling the win for Seattle. And they still haven’t played the Budweiser commercial with the Clydesdale and the puppy. That’s the one I’ve been waiting for!
Oliver continues his nap. He must be dreaming of something good, because his little paws are twitching up a storm.
And with two minutes left of the game – the Clydesdale and the puppy! So cute! Watch it here.
And that’s it! That’s how the Seattle Seahawks won their First Superbowl! And the fireworks begin outside my window – Oliver is wide awake now. He hates fireworks…