Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Tiger Woods and more were left scratching their heads Sunday following early picks for the Denver Broncos to defeat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Despite high expectations for an intense battle, the Broncos fell to Seattle 43-8.
Peyton Manning is 37 years old. He has had four neck surgeries. He has admitted that he doesn’t have the arm he used to. Despite all that, it took Manning, the runaway Most Valuable Player of the 2013 season, until Sunday night to look truly helpless–like he was staring at something even he, the most prepared quarterback in NFL history, couldn’t navigate. It appeared as though the quarterback who had always thought of everything had nothing left. Super Bowl XLVIII was supposed to be Manning’s crowning achievement, the second career championship for one of the game’s great quarterbacks. A legacy game. (Wall Street Journal)
Seattle native Macklemore resorted to his Twitter page to show some love to the Seahawks.
“Been waiting my entire life….SEATTLE….WE GOT ONE! What a week. #champions @Seahawks,” he tweeted February 2.
“Seattle’s moment is now. #champions #history #seahawks #bestweekever http://instagram.com/p/j8G_WmwK36/” (Macklemore’s Twitter)
Golf icon Tiger Woods recently said he would pull for the Broncos in light of his personal relationship with quarterback Peyton Manning.
“I like the Broncos. I’m good friends with Peyton (Manning),” he said. “Let’s be honest, he got scrutinized pretty hard when he left (the Colts) that he would never be the same after his neck surgery, and it’s right, he’s not the same; he’s better. That’s cool to see. That’s cool to see the hard work that he put in to shut everybody up.” (Golf Channel)
Last week, Def Jam rapper Fabolous predicted the Broncos would snatch the Lombardi trophy.
“Live from @BryantParkNYC on @ESPN_FirstTake with @StephenASmith, @SkipBayless, & @CariChampion this morning. My Super Bowl winner prediction is the Denver Broncos. Not saying I don’t respect the Seahawks & I’m a fan of Richard Sherman’s play & rant talks, but I think Denver’s offense is strong & their Defense also is no slouch. Either way it should be a great Super Bowl. They also asked if Melo should stay wit the Knicks. And I believe he should. I believe he’s planting his feet in the NYC soil but it’s now the organizations job to put the right pieces around him. As a fan & a friend I love him playing in the city he was born in & reppin my city!” (Fabolous’ Instagram)
Earlier in the week, Young Money’s Lil Wayne admitted he had a hard time believing one-time Super Bowl champion Petyon Manning’s Broncos would fall to the Seahawks.
“Honestly, I don’t want to use the word ‘surprised,’ but it is unexpected to see Seattle in the Super Bowl. I expected Peyton. He’s been there before. And I love Russell Wilson. But they are not playing in Seattle. I just can’t see Peyton losing. … [Peyton] is special. He is one of a kind. I am glad I am able to live to see him, to see the kind of things he is doing.” (The MMQB)
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