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.
I started off my day by going back to Rose Theater – Jazz at Lincoln Center, at the Time Warner Center for Commissioner Roger Goodell’s press conference. He addressed issues such as concussions and the NFL’s global expansion to England. And, like everyone else in New York for the Super Bowl, he talked about how he would be braving the cold on Sunday.
After the press conference, I traveled back to the Sheraton, specifically to Radio Row. I was able to catch up with Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener. We exchanged journalism tips with each other and laughed at the fact that I probably have had more experience than him. A little later, in the media lounge, I was able to grab Reverend Jesse Jackson for a quick photo.
Then I headed over to the Time & Life Building, where the Sports Illustrated Kids offices are located. My mom and I were there to have lunch with my two editors, Dante and Gary. It was definitely a lot of fun to be able to talk and hang out with them.
After two weeks of buildup and anticipation and analysis, it's finally here — Super Bowl XLVIII!
For the first time in a long time, the big game features the two best teams in football. The Denver Broncos, led by record-breaker Peyton Manning, had one of the greatest offenses of all time this season. The Seattle Seahawks, meanwhile, had one of the most dominant defenses in the league, led by corner Richard Sherman. (The Seahawks offense, with Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch, wasn't too shabby, either.)
Will the Broncos offense overrun Seattle's D? Will the Seahawks soar about Denver? How will the weather affect the outcome? The editors of SI Kids think they have the answers! Check out our picks below, then hit the comments section to tell us what team you think will win Super Bowl XLVIII!