The Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl champions. Even now, that feels strange to say.
Strange, but fantastic.
From the first snap of the game, the Seahawks dominated. Absolutely dominated. After all the hype, the comparisons and the raving about the high-powered Denver Broncos offense, the Seahawks unleashed the Legion of Boom.
I guess defense does win championships.
Where do you even begin? Four Denver turnovers? The triumphant return of Percy Harvin? The calm, cool and efficient play of Russell Wilson? Marshawn Lynch fighting for every yard and rumbling into the end zone? The clutch catches by Seattle receivers? The MVP performance by Malcolm Smith?
All great storylines. All contributed to a lopsided victory.
This team had such high expectations going into the season, and aside from a few bumps in the road, the franchise met every goal.
Dominance. Total dominance.
Was it a game that lacked entertainment for the general NFL audience? Probably. If you are a Seahawks fan, you really don’t care. Did the 12th Man really want another nail-biter that went down to the wire? Doubtful.
Been there, done that. This felt good. Really good.
It goes to show that when it comes to predictions, everyone is guessing. Two teams that were supposedly balanced. Two teams that were supposed to give us a close, competitive game.
Not so much.
Before the game, everyone crunches the numbers, looks at history and tries to come up with a comparison. In the end, two teams still have to play the game. For Super Bowl XLVIII, one team came to play and the other team came to watch.
Savor the moment, Seattle fans. Your team just won the Super Bowl. The Lombardi Trophy is coming home to the 12th Man.