By Sev Sarmenta
It was notable that TV5 allowed local sports fans to take a peek into the hoopla of the Super Bowl. Pro football as played in the US is not exactly one of our regular sports fare but a sizeable following of those who have experienced the tailgate parties in America or have been caught in the frenzy continue to follow the game here in any way they can.
Seattle’s 43-8 blowout of Denver in Super Bowl 48 offered little in the way of suspense, but 111.5 million viewers made it the most-watched television event in US history.
Filipino-American Doug Baldwin Jr. carried an upside down Philippine flag into the football field last November to show that his team, the Seattle Seahawks was at war with the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).
By Percy Della
I tried but failed to get hold of PBA great Abe King last night to spur him into a friendly wager. So I ended up making a fun bet with my town mate Joey Antonio, a resident of the Seattle area like Abe—the former San Beda and Toyota Tamaraws stalwart—on the outcome of this Sunday’s (Monday in Manila) match pitting the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns the Seattle Seahawks downed the New Orleans Saints 23-15 in the National Football Conference divisional playoff game Saturday.