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Super Bowl liveblog: Broncos vs. Seahawks

SB48_Regional_3DSuper Bowl XLVIII

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Today’s crew is headed by Terry McAulay.

         Yr. Crew College Occupation
R 77 Terry McAulay 16    Louisiana State college officiating coordinator
U 124 Carl Paganelli 14 Winter Michigan State retired federal probation officer
HL 48 Jim Mello 10 Vinovich Northeastern facilities manager
LJ 100 Tom Symonette 10 Cheffers Florida certified public accountant
FJ 88 Scott Steenson 23 Winter North Texas commercial real estate developer
SJ 16 David Wyant 23 Triplette Virginia consulting engineer
BJ 133 Steve Freeman 13 Triplette Mississippi State custom home builder
ALT R Clete Blakeman 6 Blakeman Nebraska attorney
ALT U Paul King 5 Vinovich Nicholls State school teacher
ALT LoS Greg Bradley 5 McAulay Tennessee chemical engineer
ALT SL James Coleman 9 McAulay Arkansas electrical engineer
ALT BJ Terrence Miles 6 Blakeman Arizona State quality control manager
  • Replay official: Earnie Frantz
  • Replay assistant: Brian Matoren
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4 thoughts on “Super Bowl liveblog: Broncos vs. Seahawks

  1. While I know the best team won and would have won anyway, there was a failure on several occasions of the officials allowing defensive holding and pass interference. Replays clearly showed Seattle defensive backs hitting receivers just before the ball arrived and outright holding in pass routes. Calls against an overly aggressive defense would have kept the game more interesting. Instead, the officials’ lack of calls, certainly in the key times earlier in the game made Seattle’s defense seem more invincible than it actually was. It was lopsided enough that I suspected gambling issues. In reality, a hesitancy to throw the flag just made the game frustrating and boring. Poor job zebras.

  2. Before anyone accuses me of just being a frustrated Bronco fan, actually, I am a huge fan of Russell Wilson. I just wanted a decently called game.

  3. This was reported in SI about the lack of calls during the playoffs.

    “Per Pro Football Talk, the NFL sent out a video memo to the media this week in which VP of Officiating Dean Blandino insisted that the “let them play” modus operandi that seemed to rule the day in all four games is not what the league wants.”

    It was also reported that the Seahawks had the most pass interference penalties during the regular season. The Hawks got to push the envelope in SB 48. The result was a blowout. Boring night NFL.

  4. Hi Ben,

    Good blogging.

    One point: you didn’t list (or green highlight) the 3rd quarter Wilson short pass to Jermaine Kearse for a 23-yard touchdown reception through four tackles. Seahawks 36-0. #goHawks


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