SEATTLE SEAHAWKS observation:
As opposed to many other years, I applaud the choice of MVP this year, linebacker Malcolm Smith. The Seahawks defense ruled that game. They held the most prolific offense in the NFL to a mere 8 points! It was nice to see someone from the defense be recognized for that, even if one particular player did not have an eye-popping game.
And thank you for NOT giving the MVP to Russell Wilson who, while having a decent game, was not exactly MVP-special in doing so. The Seahawks played the whole game so well and were so dominant in their win that it was hard to pick anyone who was the most valuable. That had to be the most thorough team win in Super Bowl history.
DENVER BRONCOS observation:
Sometime in the next week or so, I imagine that Peyton Manning will have a get together with his father, Archie, and his brother, Eli. After a lull in whatever conversation they have, Peyton asks, "Do you have any idea what it is like to have your butt handed to you in the Super Bowl?"
For very different reasons, Archie and Eli look at him and say, "Nope."