[VIDEO] Counter-Intelligence: Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman Cracked Peyton’s Hand Signal To Win The Super BowlPosted: February 4, 2014
Richard Sherman Seattle Seahawks Cracked Peyton’s Hand signal To Win The Super Bowl Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman claims that part of his team’s strategy for winning the Super Bowl on Sunday night was successfully cracking Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s hand signals.
“All we did was play situational football,” he told Sports Illustrated in an interview published Monday. “We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the routes. Then we figured out the hand signals for a few of the route audibles in the first half.”
Sherman demonstrated some of the signs during the interview and said his teammates had started to predict the Broncos’ plays. Manning is said to change his signals for every game…
UPDATED: Contrary to early returns, the game ends up topping the 2012 outing by 200,000 viewers to become the biggest show ever to air on U.S. TV.
Looks like I was wrong again, it’s good thing I didn’t go on record with my predictions. Contrary to my expectation, the Superbowl had record-breaking viewership. Based on the lopsided score by half time, I assumed many viewers would tune out (as often happens in blowout games) so, the advertisers should be happy.
Michael O’Connell reports: Final ratings are in for the 2014 Super Bowl — and, contrary to early returns, which saw the game ranking fifth all-time, the NFL season finale ended up being the biggest to date. An average 111.5 million viewers tuned in to see the Seattle Seahawks blow the Denver Broncos out of the water, making it the most watched Super Bowl and the most watched program in U.S. television history.
That’s up 3 million from last year’s Super Bowl, which averaged 108.4 million viewers. That game, between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, though close, suffered an audience drop when a power outage halted the game for 30 minutes.
It’s not a party unless someone goes to the hospital
Looks like I spoke too soon.
Jennifer Sullivan reports:
Two men were shot and wounded near the massive celebration in Pioneer Square. Bottles and rocks were thrown at Seattle police, and the windows of businesses were broken out, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson
“We pushed the crowd south to disperse them. It was effective,” Jamieson said.
SEATTLE- Seahawks blowout update: Breitbart.com has a few more Twitter photos. Here’s just a few. Note: The report, and headline, is overstated. Seattle didn’t dissolve into violence and chaos, the city had relatively minor disruption, few arrests, negligible property damage, considering it’s Seattle’s first Super Bowl win, ever, the festivities were well contained. Breitbart News reports:
After the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl in franchise history on Sunday, fans in Seattle jumped on cars, took over intersections, torched couches, and riot police had to be brought in to restore order.
Here are some images of the “celebrations” from Twitter:
Photo credit: Seattle Times
Sports Illustrated has the wrap-up: Despite employing something of a makeshift unit, the Broncos protected Peyton Manning better than any other O-line guarded any QB in the league. Denver allowed all of 20 sacks in 16 regular-season games, easily the lowest number in the league.
“We are confident in what we can do,” Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril said confidently on Thursday. “We feel like we can definitely rush him. Whenever we get the chance we’re going to try to make it happen.”
Make it happen, they did in a 43-8 win over the Broncos.
Avril came up with one of the most important plays of all up front. The game was still somewhat in the balance at 15-0 in the second quarter when Avril pushed his way into the pocket and hit Peyton Manning’s arm as he went to throw. Manning’s pass attempt fluttered out of his hand and into the arms of Seattle’s Malcolm Smith, who raced back 69 yards for a touchdown — turning the game from an early mismatch into a complete laugher.
Manning took just one sack in the game overall, resulting in a fumble, with 3:50 left to play. He also had little time to set in the pocket and scan the field. That was a focus for Seattle’s aggressive defensive front entering the game: moving Manning off his spots.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Seahawks and the Broncos will only play once for the title of Super Bowl champion. The game won’t be played on a computer, but on the field. But that doesn’t stop people from trying to guess what will happen on the field, with what happens in a computer simulation.
Prediction Machine’s Predictalator ran a simulation of Sunday’s Super Bowl 50,000 times, and found that the most likely score has the Seahawks beating the Broncos, 24-21.
Of the 50,000 simulations, the Seahawks won 54.8% of the time, and the Broncos 45.2% of the time.
The Broncos are currently a 2.5 point favorite at most sports books.
Sign of the times. High times.
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The weekend’s playoff football victories by the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have created a teachable moment about the two leading marijuana law reform states in America, as well as a windfall for those who love dumb puns.
“Weed Bowl”, “Salad Bowl”, “420 Bowl”, “Chronic Bowl”, weed heads can’t get enough of the delicious matchup.
Allapundit has some good comments:
He’s an egomaniac — for good reason — but no, of course he’s not always in game mode and no, he’s not above giving credit where it’s due. Follow the link above to his SI piece and you’ll find him with nothing but praise for the Broncos. I think his issue here really is with Crabtree specifically. I didn’t see Crabtree shove him in the face after the play, but yep, he did; no doubt there’s more to that than Sherman’s letting on (if you really think all he said was “good game,” watch the clip below of RS discussing on-field trash talk from early last year) but the bad sportsmanship runs two ways. Sherman’s just the one who ended up with a mic in front of him five minutes later. If anything, his big sin here was singling out a player for derision whom not enough fans hate. If instead he had called Tom Brady a punk who throws like a girl (which he’s kinda sorta done before), 90 percent of the country would have been high-fiving on their couches…
Colorado and Washington are the only two states where recreational marijuana is legalized, and Allen St. Pierre, the executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, told Fox News that a Denver–Seattle Super Bowl will be a Super Bowl that features “the two most pro-cannabis-legalization cities in the US.”