Waiting to get their hands on the Lombardi Trophy, the Seattle Seahawks were surrounded by security guards in orange jackets. It was the first time anyone in that color stopped them all night.
The Seahawks stayed true to their mantra to make each day a championship day. They made Super Bowl Sunday the best day of all with one of the greatest performances in an NFL title game — sparked by a defense that ranks among the best ever.
The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl crown by punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8. That masterful defense, the NFL’s stingiest, never let the five-time MVP get going, disarming the highest-scoring offense in league history.
“The only way we could say we were the best defense was to take down the best offense,” linebacker Bobby Wagner said.
Seattle (16-3) was too quick, too physical and just too good for Denver. What was hyped as a classic matchup between an unstoppable offense and a miserly defense turned into a rout.
“We’ve been relentless all season,” quarterback Russell Wilson said. “Having that mentality of having a championship day every day. At the end of the day, you want to play your best football and that is what we did today.” (more…)
Unlike previous Super Bowl Radio Rows, non-football celebrities have been in very short supply on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLVIII.
But finally — in the last hour of the last day — an honest-to-goodness real live celebrity showed up.
The last time the Dallas Cowboys played in a Super Bowl, the Roman numeral was simpler (XXX) and Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin played in it. Irvin visits on Radio Row with Bill Coates on the Cowboys as well as his pick for Super Bowl XLVIII.
Some Super Bowls are bigger and better remembered than others. But when a Super Bowl comes to the Big Apple, it’s bound to be remembered regardless of what happens on the field. At Super Bowl XLVIII, Broadway between 34th and 47th became “Super Bowl Boulevard.”
Dallas Cowboys fans may not remember Joe Theismann kindly. He was the quarterback for the Washington Redskins during the height of the Cowboys/Redskins rivalry and he contributed to more than one unpleasant Sunday afternoon for Cowboys fans.
Wearing a championship ring earned in a Redskins victory over Miami in Super Bowl XVII, Theismann joined Bill Coates on Radio Row to talk about the old rivalry, the Cowboys of today, Jerry Jones, the current controversy surrounding the name of his former team, Johnny Manziel, RGIII and much more.
KTBB went to its first Super Bowl in 1993. In 1996, KTBB was on hand to see the Cowboys beat the Steelers in Super Bowl XXX.
KTBB has been to 18 Super Bowls since. The Cowboys haven’t been to one.
We took the opportunity to ask several of our Radio Row guests, “Why?”
Mitch Berger punted for 15 seasons in the NFL, including the 2008 season for the PIttsburgh Steelers. At the end of that season, Mitch and his Steelers teammates beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.
Mitch Berger’s path to the Super Bowl passed through Tyler Junior College, as he recalls to Bill Coates on Radio Row at Super Bowl XLVIII in New York.