Reflections on last weekend’s Super Bowl

It was a great lead up to a football game which many anticipated would be one of those in which the last team with the ball was going to win.

Unfortunately the Broncos, a team which recorded 76 trips into the end zone for six, scored one, at the end of the third quarter, in the entire game.

The Seahawks’ defence made the word relentless seem inadequate to describe what they did to Denver. These guys were hitting anything in orange on each and every play.

Maybe that’s why the Red Hot Chili Peppers didn’t wear shirts during the halftime show. Safety first.

On the first offensive play of the game the ball sailed past Peyton Manning, into the end zone.

The ultra, superduper, uber slo-motion replay showed his eyes were as big as any one of Jupiter’s many moons and they remained that way until the final play of this disaster.

The Broncos’ quickness was about the same speed as those slo-mo replays while the Seahawks were galloping past Usain Bolt, the Roadrunner, and the Flash on every play.

This was a demonstration of how a fast, determined and smart defence can take apart the league MVP and his fellow players.

These guys simply did not make a mistake out there and for those Richard Sherman haters out there you can look at how many times one of the smartest QB’s in the biz targeted the guy who says he’s the best.

Even with his bad ankle Sherman was moving at a faster pace than most Denver players in the fourth quarter.

Seattle scored points with a safety, field goals, kickoff return, fumble return, offensive plays and I’m sure they could have found a couple of more ways to score given the time.

Jon Ryan, Seahawks punter and former Blue Bomber had one punt in the game for 45 yards. One punt! He could have gone to a formal dinner in his full uniform and not had anyone spraying air freshener around his table.

Russell Wilson proved to anyone who was watching that you don’t need to be a 6’4” pocket passer to make it in the NFL.

Teams which passed on this guy are now looking at anyone under six feet in the next draft just in case.

In the end, Denver fans can look forward to another regular season with Manning and bemoan the fact they paid a lot of coin to watch a very good Bruno Mars half time show.

sports@reddeerexpress.com

Just Posted

Highland Games brings Scotland to Red Deer

71st annual event celebrates Scottish culture and heritage

Red Deer RCMP arrest man with imitation firearm

Man pointed firearm at several staff members before fleeing to a nearby restaurant

WATCH: Red Deer commemorates National Indigenous Peoples Day

Citizens take part in activities throughout the week

Red Deer RCMP investigate armed robbery at pharmacy

Suspect wielded a handgun, demanding staff member to open the safe

WATCH: Loads of summer events await Central Albertans

From CentreFest to Westerner Days, there will much to explore this season

Canadian Syrian children’s choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Many kids are recent immigrants from countries covered by Trump travel ban

In a matter of hours, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive

Change was announced as a royal decree in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammen bin Salman

COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

Scott Hutcheson, chair of Calgary’s Olympic bid corporation — called vote a positive step forward

Breaking: SuperNet provider Axia cannot guarantee continued service

Alberta’s health, schools, libraries, municipal governments at risk from delayed bidding

Ponoka County optimistic though cautious about tire recycling situation

New heavy-duty shredder on site, county hopeful this is a final solution

Research paper states low income earners hit hardest by dairy supply management

Canada’s poorest spend more of annual income on food staples than higher income earners

Sylvan Lake Legion honours the memory of past president

A new podium at the Legion was dedicated to Steve Dills at a recent meeting

Most Read