Well, Super Bowl XLVIII was a dud. And I didn't even mind Bruno Mars.
The output from Wisconsin's quartet of participants almost solely came from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who completed 18 of 25 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-8 beatdown of the Denver Broncos. Wilson even out-rushed Denver running back Montee Ball -- perhaps that's not so surprising --with three rushes for 26 yards, compared to Ball's six carries for one yard and two receptions for two yards.
Linebacker O'Brien Schofield even tackled Ball at one point, and it felt like Chris Maragos' jersey flashed pretty frequently in front of the screen. Perhaps that's an underwhelming performance from the Badgers, though the real reason for that has to be Seattle's remarkable defensive performance in forcing four turnovers, holding Denver to 4.8 yards per play and forcing four turnovers.
Also credit Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for making Seattle's offense look awesome. And for being a UW guy.
Badgers in Super Bowl XLVIII
Russell: "...I ended up going to the University of Wisconsin, a place I never imagined myself going, and it became a blessing in disguise."— Lee DeJarlais (@Lee_NBC15) February 3, 2014
Naturally, some Internetsman or woman also put this together, to which I say, "Please do not go to the KK:"
- Wisconsin vs. Michigan recap: Badgers earn tie, Wolverines take extra point in shootout
- Michael Mersch scores jaw-dropping goal vs. Michigan
- Ohio State vs. Wisconsin recap: Badgers falter late, drop 3rd straight home game
- Wisconsin vs. Michigan recap: Badgers fall to 1-6 on road in loss to Wolverines
- 2014 Olympics: Former Badger Ryan Suter named alternate captain of Team USA