What Does the Eagle Say: Super Bowl 48

Super-Bowl-XLVIII-LogoSuper Bowl 48 between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks marked the 48th consecutive Super Bowl that culminated without the champion being the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite the stellar season that the Birds’ had, they once again watched from their couches, VIP suites, or wherever multimillionaires watch Super Bowls, as two other teams battled for the NFL’s ultimate prize.

Since their hands were not preoccupied with the pigskin, the Birds were able to take to chirping on Twitter. Here is a look at the story of Super Bowl 48 as told by your Philadelphia Eagles.

Pre-Game Tweets:

Standout rookie tight end, Zach Ertz, started things off by endorsing the Broncos to win the game. Ertz’s usage of the hashtag “Omaha” was a clear indication that he was putting his faith in the hands of NFL MVP Peyton Manning.

Ertz also had an interesting interaction with a fan who made it clear that it is about time the Eagles bring home some hardware. Ertz agreed.

arusswilsonsaidFormer Eagle and current 94WIP personality, Garry Cobb, took a tweet to compliment Seahawks’ signal caller, Russell Wilson, on his decision to ask Fox’s Terry Bradshaw a very important question following his team’s win over the 49ers.

G. Cobb also went against the prediction of Ertz and sided with the Legion of Boom over the NFL’s top rated offense in Denver.

In Game Tweets:

1st Quarter

Former Eagle and Bronco Brian Dawkins let us all know the game was underway.

A few minutes into the action, Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin gave the world a look into his Super Bowl menu. WARNING: Picture contains graphic depictions of healthy eating which may appear unfamiliar to your typical American.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS SAN FRANCISCO 49ersSeahawks coach Pete Carroll lost a timeout on a failed challenge just a few minutes into action, but just prior to the failed decision, G. Cobb gave his endorsement of the move.

Despite shaky opening drives for both QB’s, Eagle quarterback Michael Vick paid respect to his two Super Bowl colleagues.

With the score Seahawks 8-0 with a little over one minute to go in the 1st, G. Cobb warned the Seahawks that they better get going on offense.

Brandon GrahamEagles linebacker Brandon Graham interestingly decided to retweet a tweet from a Birds fan that was frustrated at the team’s decision to draft Graham over Seahawks safety Earl Thomas.

Graham followed it up with…

2nd Quarter:

lynch-hawkmail-062712 The Seahawks jumped out to a 15-0 lead with a Marshawn Lynch touchdown to open up the 2nd which was followed by this piece of commentary from Dawkins.

and Graham let us know he was done calling out his detractors.

Just as it looked like Denver was going to add a late 2nd quarter score, the Seahawks Malcolm Smith came up with a pick six, much to the pleasure of fellow USC Trojan, Matt Barkley.

As the 2nd quarter concluded, the Seahawks enjoyed a 22-0 advantage and Dawkins gave his take on the what the Broncos needed to do.

Eagles safety Kurt Coleman then showed a wonderful depiction of the lone first half touchdown immortalized in the artistic form of Legos.

Super Bowl press conference in New YorkHalftime: And of course the top tweeter to this point had to show he has more than football analysis.

Barwin was quite pleased with the halftime show compared to what was seen prior to that.

BDawk was impressed as well, but Fletcher Cox thought something was missing.


2nd Half: The third quarter opened with a huge kickoff return for a TD which resulted in this tweet from a former Bird who knew a thing or two about big returns.

That big score lead to Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans calling the game in favor of Seattle.

With Seattle up 29-0 and following another turnover for the Broncos, Barwin let it be known that it’s all about the D.

ShermanSeattle wasted no time scoring again to go up 36-0 over the Broncos and BDawk reminded us all of how shocked we were.

The utter embarrassment continued as the Broncos finally scored a touchdown and a 2-point conversion, only to see Seattle answer back with a score from Doug Baldwin who received praise from fellow Stanford alum Zach Ertz.

G. Cobb reappeared to share an interesting, but hollow piece of information with everyone.

With 2 minutes to go and the victory well in hand, Seattle removed Russell Wilson from the game. Vick congratulated his fellow quarterback on a job well done.

The Aftermath



So there you have it. The game summed up in the tweets of Eagles players seems to be as exciting as the actual game was. Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks. While we all would have enjoyed a more competitive game, the outcome proved that they were indeed the most dominant team in the NFL this season.

And of course the MVP of tweets had to comment on the MVP decision.


Posted on February 2, 2014, in Eagles, Ray Boyd and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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