First of all, give the Seattle Seahawks the credit they deserve for being the new Super Bowl champions because they are this year’s best NFL team, and if you’re a San Francisco 49ers fan and that fact bothers you, get over it.
Before the season began, many in the sports media felt that the NFC title, and possibly, the NFL crown, would come down to the winner of a Seattle versus San Francisco showdown. That’s exactly the scenario that unfolded, with the Seahawks making the bigger plays to win, which they did again in Sunday’s New York-New Jersey-based Super Bowl.
While watching the Seattle Seahawks thoroughly dominate the Denver Broncos from the opening play – a safety on a communication breakdown and bad hike into the end zone, which was a Super Bowl first – to the final whistle, I had the feeling at halftime that I’ve seen, with personal interest, this kind of rout before. Oh, yes, the final score was Seattle 43, Denver 8 (yow, that’s a beating).
Of course I did. The 1990s had just arrived and the 49ers were trying to add another Super Bowl title behind greatest clutch quarterback of all time Joe Montana, but the dangerous John Elway and the Denver Broncos stood in the way.
Final score: San Francisco 55, Denver 10 (another yow of a beating).