The PIX11 News team brings you complete coverage of the lead-up to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.
It’s been fun friends, good night and good luck. And avoid Secaucus
Linebacker Malcolm Smith is your MVP, making me wrong and becoming the third linebacker in history to win the Super Bowl MVP award.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS and this blogger guesses your MVP is Russell Wilson
And Wes Welker will be used to this after the last two years, though his performance in tonight’s game was good.
There’s an old phrase that says defense wins ballgames. Seattle just destroyed the Broncos today and kept Peyton out of the pocket so he couldn’t get any throws. And it’s what won them the game.
The trophy has arrived. Pete Carroll is salivating.
Richard Sherman out with a bad ankle. I’m sure that shiny ring will take the pain away.
With that score for the Seahawks the football Gods giveth, the football gods taketh aaway. 43-8. Seattle.
So if you play fantasy football, you should pick Russell Wilson next year ASAP. Seriously
So we’re starting the 4th, just 12 minutes for the Broncos to pull off a miracle. But it’s not impossible.
BRONCOS NEVER SAY DIE!!! 36-8
Well, 36-0 Seattle. We can play scrabble? Tic tac toe? Go grab a beer. Denver is just so overmatched it’s terrrible
The Broncos are overmatched. If the Hawks score here, you can put a fork in this game.
That was a gorgeous pass by Peyton Manning that was ruined by his own team.
And that America, is why I hate those plays. So easy to read by the defense. Either way, it would not surprise me if many have tuned the game out. You can never keep a manning down
Denver punts. Seattle gets the ball back. I can take questions? On twitter at @Lizzy_Nielsen
29-0. Seahawk Richard Sherman isn’t happy about the no pass interference call.
Oh ow Richard Sherman
Well, I can start telling stories of my youth. Dumb things I did in my 20s. Because I don’t want to destroy your spirit
Welcome back! I loved Bruno Mars, but I’m youngish and silly. Here we are for kickoff. And then that happened.
Halftime 22-0 Seattle. Enjoy the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars!
SEE SOMETIMES I’M RIGHT.
If you’re Denver here, you put up 3. Don’t get fancy and go for it on 4th, when you’re about to hit halftime and you’ve got no points on the board, like last call at the bar, take what you can get
This Seattle defense is going to be the death of Denver. I’m not ruling out a miracle, but they will need one.
Two minutes left in the half, Denver’s got two time outs and they’re inside the 30. It ain’t over. Seriously people.
That's 16 points off turnovers for Seattle with 3:21 left in second quarter. Dang.
— Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) February 3, 2014
Though it is no surprise that a Manning is playing like garbage at MetLife. It’s what they do. 22-0 Seattle.
And sometimes I am right. And America, we have a large man touchdown.
Third and 13. No way. Not again
Screen passes are the worst. Peyton’s momentum getting killed
Three straight third down conversions. The Broncos are awake
Wes Welker catches a huge pass. As a Patriots fan, saw that coming.
Yes. Converted a screen. I hate screen plays.
Another key third down ….. is possibly converted?
Well, there’s some life for the Broncos being able to convert a 3rd down.
And there it goes. 15-0 Seattle. But I reiterate. This is not over.
Some stupid penalties, some awesome work by Marshawn Lynch and the Sea Birds are on the brink again.
We are reaching the end of the first Q. Seahawks dominate 8-0. Back soon
While it looks like Seattle is laying the proverbial smackdown, but this isn’t over. Peyton Manning never says die.
See, third and goal. Denver holding things down and with my big mouth this is when Seattle throws up 6
Heck of a throw by Wilson, bringing the Hawks inside the 5. Denver’s goalline defense is not ba
So it turns out that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wants to play doctor
The Seattle defense is proving to be no joke. But this isn’t over on any level. There is no quarterback, possibly in the history of the game who can make adjustments and beat you at your own game than Peyton. Look for later in the half or in the second
If you had 5-0 in a square in any square. You are lying.
ZOMG I WAS RIGHT
The flag is out. I’m thinking it’s a wasted challenge and time out. But also, sometimes I am wrong.
Do you go for it …. Though I guess the Broncos are pretty solid against the run
Welp, Pete Carroll is telling me no. That has happened before.
If any of y’all out there have DVR and want to send me derpy shots of what’s going on on the field, I’ll love you forever. Find me at Twitter.
First play of the game is a Safety for Seattle. If you picked that to happen, you’re lying. The snap just got away from Peyton
A non impressive return for Denver, looks like the squeaked past the 13, but now it’s time for Dr. Manning
Seattle wins the toss, opts to kick (so they can’t get the ball in the second half. It’s not uncommon) FOOTBALL!!!
How did Wes Welker get to be a Broncos captain?!!
The players who will definitely not be playing tonight are outfitted in moon man style jackets. Will try to get a photo
Taking the under on the Anthem (2:00)
And Denver ignores Rocky Mountain High. *facepalm*
Would have been way awesome if Seattle had played Phish or Nirvana coming out of the tunnel.
And please pay attention to Joe Buck. For all the ragging on him that I’ve done since the beginning of time, he’s really one of the best announcers of this generation. And don’t throw pizza at him.
Pregame: Seahawks, how do you stop Peyton? Denver: Your defense against the run is among the best in the league. How will you handle a running team like Seattle?
Friends, relations, my name is Lizzy and I will be your live blogger for Super Bowl New Jersey New York this evening. Football rules and so does America and there’s nothing that represents both better than the Super Bowl. I can be reached at @lizzy_nielsen on twitter or in the comments here. Give me some material :)
Gotta give them points for enthusiasm
These two most likely had the longest trip to E. Rutherford of anyone
Nice work, CBS. I imagine that one got changed pretty quickly. At least they didn’t make their password “password.”
I’ve never been a Peyton Manning kind of girl, but Hello Omaha
Relive a season that came down to a gridiron collision between the Seahawks and the Broncos — as told by outspoken cornerback Richard Sherman.
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Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial: “A Hero’s Welcome”
Tim Tebow shows you what you can do with #nocontract
John Legend vs. Mary J. Blige
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The AP has put together a really wonderful gallery of every Super Bowl ticket in the modern area. Some of the artwork on the early years is gorgeous.
The Simpsons didn’t predict the Super Bowl and here’s why.
In what might be Peyton Manning’s finest moment on television, let us take a look back at the 2011 United Way skit and learn how Peyton treats a snitch.
What are they doing this year to prevent another Super Outage like last year’s in New Orleans? The Star Ledger has the story:
This Doritos commercial has a lot of viral crunch. It has our vote among the commercials Doritos put up for public vote. Which one will win and air on the Super Bowl? Hmmm. See the the full list of the finalists HERE.
From the Daily News: “The Muppets have already taken Manhattan, and now it appears they’re
determined to get their furry hands (and paws) on the new 2014 Toyota
The picks that matter are officially in. The puppies have picked the winner of Sunday’s game. Check it out.
Had enough Richard Sherman? Nooooo, you haven’t. Here’s Miss Piggy and Kermit doing a fabulous recreation.
Behind the scenes of the Anna Kendrick Newcastle Brown Ale ad
It’s not uncommon knowledge that New Yorkers have a touchy relationship with baseball and football announcer extraordinaire Joe Buck. See them try and work out it
While Eli the Super Bowl-predicting orangutan is still going in Utah, folks closer to home earlier this month mourned the loss of another animal with a knack for calling the game — Princess the camel. http://pix11.com/2014/01/19/superbowl-predicting-camel-dies-just-weeks-before-big-game/#axzz2rcc8YtPs
Want to feel old? The infamous Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction happened 10 years ago! Rolling Stone revisits the saga also known as Nipplegate:
— 24 Salt Lake (@24saltlake) January 30, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah ape that has correctly picked the Super Bowl winner for six straight years is predicting the Seattle Seahawks will be the next NFL champion.
Erica Hansen of Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City says Eli the ape ran into an enclosure Thursday and swiftly knocked down a papier-mache helmet bearing the Seahawks logo, signaling his pick. She says there was no hesitation.
That could mean bad news for Broncos fans. The 13-year-old primate hasn’t been wrong since 2006.
Last year, Eli charged out and knocked over a papier-mache goal post decorated with the Ravens logo. Sure enough, the Ravens beat the 49ers 34-31.
To all our friends from around the country visiting New York for the Big Game, the Daily News has compiled a nifty 13-point guide to how to tawk like a Noo Yawkah.
Our favorite tip? STOP REFERRING TO SIXTH AVENUE AS AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS!!!! OK, rant finished.
Not a fan of the Super Bowl? There’s always something during the game that makes the ordeal tolerable for the non-fanatic. The New York Post has a great list of 9 moments in Super Bowl history that had great non-fan appeal.
Knicks fans should remember the Nate Robinson era fondly (or not). He is a huge Seahawks fan. And uses a fruit to preview the game in a snowy lot.
A tale of Peyton’s favorite city
The spire atop the World Trade Center will be lit ORANGE tonight for the Denver Broncos and bright green for the Seattle Seahawks, and alternate until the Super Bowl, when the winner’s color will be seen emanating from the tip of the 1776-foot-tall building.
Um, so Seahawks and Broncos players took a New Jersey quiz at Super Bowl Media day. And guess how they did? HALF the players didn’t even know what city they were in.
The Star Ledger has the full story: http://www.nj.com/super-bowl/index.ssf/2014/01/watch_seahawks_and_broncos_players_take_nj_quiz_at_super_bowl_media_day.html#incart_m-rpt-2
In case you missed it from the fine folks who brought us Adrian Peterson’s orange peanut last year, the 2013 edition of Bad Lip Reading. Watch and don’t have anything in your mouth.
Our colleagues at QFox13 have an exclusive interview with Russell Wilson. Check it out!
Fresh in our inbox from NFL Communications:
QUEEN LATIFAH will sing “America The
Beautiful” as part of
Super Bowl XLVIII pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
on Sunday, February 2, the NFL and FOX announced
today. The performance will be televised live on FOX prior to kickoff.
More than 164 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s
Super Bowl, the
most-watched television program in history. The
pregame show, including the National Anthem and “America The Beautiful,” and
Super Bowl XLVIII will be broadcast worldwide.
Queen Latifah, host of the The Queen Latifah Show, is a musician,
actress, a label president, an author and entrepreneur, Queen Latifah is a
Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning artist as well as an Emmy and
Academy Award nominee.
New Jersey-native Queen Latifah will return to the Super Bowl
after first singing “America The Beautiful” at Super Bowl XLIV. Last year, JENNIFER
HUDSON along with 26 children from the Newton, CT community sang in advance
of Super Bowl XLVII. Other artists to have performed the song at Super Bowl
include VICKI CARR (Super Bowl XI), RAY CHARLES (Super Bowl
XXXV), MARY J. BLIGE & MARC
ANTHONY (Super Bowl XXXVI), ALICIA KEYS (Super
Bowl XXXIX), FAITH HILL (Super Bowl XLIII), LEA MICHELE (Super
Bowl XLV), BLAKE SHELTON and MIRANDA LAMBERT (Super Bowl
The NFL previously announced that RENÉE FLEMING will
perform the National Anthem, AMBER ZION will perform in American Sign
Language the National Anthem and “America The Beautiful,” and BRUNO MARS
will perform in the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show. The pregame
and halftime shows are an
NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by RICKY
Sherman has the most cameras at avail.. #SBXLVIII in #NJ & #NYC
Cool video! Check out the construction of MetLife Stadium in a quick 38 seconds.