Shelby: It was a record-breaking night here at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, where the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. It was the first-ever outdoor cold weather Super Bowl. But that didn’t stop the players or football fans from bringing the heat! Under the lights of MetLife Stadium, the Seattle Seahawks came out on top, winning the first Super Bowl ever hosted by two states.
The game didn’t set the record for the coldest Super Bowl temperature, as many expected, but it did celebrate a few milestones. It was one of the most watched U.S. television events ever. As usual, TV commercials created a ton of buzz. And this year, the average 30-second spot cost $4 to $4.1 million, the highest price tag in history. Security was among the tightest the Super Bowl has ever seen. Even the national anthem celebrated a milestone. Renee Fleming became the first opera singer to ever kick off the big game. Viewers also tuned in to watch Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers take center stage in the halftime show.
And, of course, what is a Super Bowl without social media?
Super Bowl commercial: If only I could make this message go viral.
Shelby: With hashtags galore, fans took to the internet to talk about the game. We got a bunch of tweets and Instagrams from you guys too! We loved seeing your Super Bowl parties, foods, outfits, halftime pics and, of course, team spirit.
In addition to winning the Vince Lombardi trophy and a fat Super Bowl ring, the winners are taking home $92,000 each. Well, that is a wrap of our Super Bowl XLVIII coverage.