Super-dooper football review: Here’s your round up of Super Bowl XLVIII 8 years ago

Super-dooper football review: Here’s your round up of Super Bowl XLVIII

The blue team took on the orange team at this year’s Mega Huge American football game and we’ve decided to pick out the best bits from the night so you don’t have to…

It was an extremely exciting a pretty boring match-up between the NFC Champions, the Seattle Seahawks and the AFC Champions, the Denver Broncos last night at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


Pundits from both the US and the rest of the world thought it was going to be a pretty close call (even JOE's own NFL experts had it tipped to be a close one) between the Broncos and the Seahawks, but Payton Mannings’ record breaking season came crashing to an end seconds after the game began.

Former NFL star Joe Namath also had a little pre-game c*ck-up when he threw the coin for the coin-toss a little bit too early, which was pretty funny.


Thankfully, the head ref managed to catch the coin before it hit the ground, saving Joe from any embarrassment, but in fairness judging by Joe’s ‘IKEA-Monkey coat’ he wasn’t worried about being embarrassed in the slightest.



With only 12-seconds on the clock, the Broncos conceded a 2-point safety after jitters got the best of the Denver centre, Manny Ramirez, who snapped the ball early and past Manning. Mannings’ reaction in the replay says it all…


After scoring the early safety, Super Bowl 48 was pretty much a downhill free ride for the Seahawks. Here’s a look at the four-quarter score line from Google…


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So, what else happened in Super Bowl 48 that’s worth mentioning?

Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at this year's half-time show, which was surprisingly entertaining thanks to good performance from both Bruno and the Chilis...

Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show


One Seakhawks fan definitely released a sigh of relief after the game first quarter, as he had the Seahawks logo and 'XLVIII Champs' tattooed on his arm back in August – before the season even began.


The same can’t be said for this poor Bronco’s fan…


Following the game, Seahawks’ linebacker Malcolm Smith was rudely interrupted during his MVP press conference by a 9/11 conspiracy theorist.


Not much else happened during the night - nothing note worthy anyway - but the Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll, did receive a golden-Gatorade shower after winning the game, which is in keeping with NFL tradition.