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'Sound FX': Super Bowl XLVIII
Sights and sounds from Seahawks players, coaches, and staff on the field during the club's 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII:
Free safety Earl Thomas' pregame speech is bound to give you chills.
"Feel this energy," Thomas exclaims in the defensive huddle. "It's special. They don't make 'em like us. We special for a reason. We not like anybody else. Stick to who you are. We know who we are. That's why we're so good. Nobody in the world can beat us."
Give yourselves a pat on the back for the Seahawks' first points of Super Bowl XLVIII.
"I called the snap count, you didn't hear me," Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning says to his center Manny Ramirez after the game's first snap sailed into the back of the end zone for a safety, awarding the Seahawks two points and the ball.
"A little louder than we thought, huh?" Denver coach John Fox is heard uttering into his headset.
Bravo, 12th Man. Bravo.
"Lord have mercy!...It's Percy," cornerback Richard Sherman says after Harvin's early gains on the ground.
The drive led to a 1-yard touchdown by running back Marshawn Lynch that produced a 15-0 Seahawks lead, as well as a comical sideline exchange between the team's "Beast Mode" back and their head coach.
Carroll: "Hey 2-4! Nice job. Isn't it nice having the lead? Nice job."
Lynch: "Can we extend it?"
Carroll: "What's that?"
Lynch: "Is it all right if we score more points?"
Carroll: "Oh yeah, we can score some more. Hell yeah we can score some more. We're going to need some more."
Lynch: "Can we?"
Carroll: "Yeah, yeah, yeah, you can."
Lynch: "All right."
Carroll: "We can, and we will."
Lynch: "I just wanted to make sure."
Percy Harvin returned the second half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown to amount a 29-0 lead, and Richard Sherman's maniacal cackle after the fact tells all.
"Woo! That's a bad boy," Sherman quips. "They don't got a chance."
After the touchdown, Carroll voices into his headset asking if his coaches had even made it back to the booth upstairs after halftime to see their club put more points on the board, "Are you guys even up there yet? You didn't miss that, did you?"
Quarterback Russell Wilson and tight end Zach Miller develop a successful strategy to douse coach Pete Carroll with some celebratory Gatorade with the game all but final.
"I love you, baby," Wilson says to a dripping coach Carroll. "That was awesome."
Wilson's postgame congratulations carried over to general manager John Schneider, the man Carroll dubs responsible for selecting the 5-foot-11 quarterback in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
"Thanks for the opportunity, man," Wilson says to Schneider. "Short people, we can get it done, too!" Read