After a terrible 2013 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to make some changes. First, they fired head coach Greg Schiano and replaced him with former Bears coach Lovie Smith. Then they introduced a new logo. And today, the team debuted a new jersey.
The uni is based on the NFL Nike Elite 51 design, and is a sort of mix of the Bucs' past, present, and future. The team retained the red that has been a staple of the uniform since 1997. But it has replaced the pewter gray with black and have incorporated flashes of orange found in the team's original uniform. The numbering is also new: Out is the standard blocky numbers found on most NFL jerseys, and a system that looks like a digital clock display is in.
"Today marks the culmination of more than two years of research and planning to bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a new and exciting era of our history," Buccaneers co-chairman Edward Glazer said in a press release. "We worked closely with our partners at Nike to design a uniform that would set the standard for both design and functionality. The result is a sleek, modern design that honors our championship past while also establishing a new, bolder identity moving forward."
Here's a closer look at the new jersey, along with the team's new logo design:
The Seattle Seahawks didn't just win Super Bowl XLVIII — they demolished Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. From the safety on the game's first play to Percy Harvin's second-half kickoff return for a touchdown to all the interceptions forced by Seattle's D, the Seahawks dominated from start to finish.
That might have made the NFL championship a boring game for some fans, but it gave us a bunch of great plays we'll be talking about next season and the season after that and the season after that. And with the help of our friends at OYO Sportstoys and four monkeys animation, we have immortalized some of the best of the best plays in excellent OYO brick animation!
Super Bowl XLVIII officially ended the 2013 NFL season. But as some New York City students learned this week, football fun continues all year long.
On Monday, 60 kids from P.S./I.S. 218 Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School in the Bronx participated in football-inspired activities like football tossing, sprints, and push-up hockey. They also had the perfect personal trainer: New York Giants wide receiver and Super Bowl XLVI champion Victor Cruz.
On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl. Yesterday, they shared their victory — and the Lombardi Trophy — with literally the entire city of Seattle. According to government estimates, 636,600 people live in Seattle. And for the Seahawks' victory parade, an estimated 700,000 people showed up to celebrate. That's 64,000 more people than actually live in the city!
Needless to say, the parade was bonkers. Players and coaches rode through the streets on floats — when they weren't being swarmed by fans — ultimately ending up at CentruryLink Field where the team was greeted by been more fans.
Take a look at some photos from yesterday's parade, and a short video clip showing just how happy Seattle was to finally have a Super Bowl Champion:
Super Bowl XLVIII is in the books, and the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to capture their first NFL championship. And that means that football season is officially over. But before we move on to other sports — The Winter Olympics start in a few days! Pitchers and catchers report for spring training really soon! — let's take a look at some of the most memorable images of Super Bowl XLVIII.
Today was my last day in New York City, and to end my Super Bowl week I attended the 3rd Annual NFL Honors at Radio City Music Hall. We had to get there early in order to scout out our place on the red carpet. We entered the heated and tented area where the red carpet was laid out, planted our stuff down, and claimed our spot.
Then the doors opened up and celebrities began walking by.
I started off by talking with defensive rookie of the year Sheldon Richardson of the New York Jets. Thomas Davis and Robert Mathis also stopped by to chat with me, as did NFL players LeSean McCoy, Ricky Jean-Francois, Patrick Peterson, Kyle Rudolph, Brandon Marshall, and Victor Cruz.
But, it wasn’t just current players walking the carpet, Marshall Faulk, Joe Namath, Emmitt Smith, Kurt Warner, and Cris Carter all stopped so I could ask them a question, too. Even Ann and Mitt Romney were there. They are both huge Patriots fans.