Shock, disbelief, amazement, anger, and that was just in
the first quarter. Denver fans are going
to hard pressed to maintain their love affair with Peyton Manning and the
Broncos after their embarrassing humiliation at the hands of Pete Carroll's
Seahawks. I mean it was just a totally
one sided rout, and so disappointing after so much hype and buildup.
What went wrong? Everything. The Broncos started off bad and went downhill from there. I was in the end zone stands right where the instant safety began the game. Those of us in the ''auxiliary press box "" were just progressively shaking out heads as things went on. John Fox and his crew were probably hoping Bruno Mars would just play all night so they wouldn't have to go back out there. Even Richard Sherman , who went out with an injury long after it was decided, wasn't even missed.
So Super Bowl 48 will go down in NFL history as one of the worst, not just from the score but from the lack of drama and excitement. That refers to just the game. After spending almost a week in NYC I do have to hand it to the New York New Jersey Host Committee for pulling off a very very ambitious two state multi venue effort that attracted people from all over the world. It went off flawlessly, and now we look ahead to Glendale AZ for 2015.
The earliest LA could get a Super Bowl, theoretically, if you're keeping score, would be 2019, assuming we get a team and a stadium can be built in two or three years. Later is more likely. If it happens it will be fun. The last Super Bowl in So Cal was in 1993, when Russell Wilson was in Kindergarten. A year later the Rams and Raiders both left, and how we wait and watch everyone else have fun with the NFL while we , in the second largest city and TV market in the country, have nothing really cooking football wise.