Did you watch the Super Bowl last night? Wow. The Seattle Seahawks demolished the Denver Broncos 43-8 in a defensive tour de force that looked like a clinic in how to play effective D.
As the mother of a linebacker, I cannot be more happy for MVP Malcolm Smith, whose interception and pick six gave Seattle a 22-0 lead early in the game and definitely set the tone for what was to come. Smith also had an impressive nine tackles.
|Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith. (Photo courtesy of The New York Daily News)|
I love the narrative of this team, from the quarterback that was constantly told he was too short to play in the NFL, to the spirit of this, one of the younger teams (both in age and in total years in the league), and, of course, their winning their first championship in the franchise's history.
I really love the Seahawks' relationship with their fans. There's an old adage in football about the fans in the stadium being the 12th man on the field, right alongside the players, and the sound level in Seattle this year definitely proved that. The best part is that the team's management and players acknowledge and appreciate that.
It's a rare moment when a team completely dominates in a Super Bowl. The Seattle Seahawks showed all of us just who they are yesterday, and I, for one, was really glad see it. Congratulations!