Regret, Was Instant!

Though down by four-points with 1:06 remaining in Super Bowl XLIX the Seattle Seahawks had the game in hand.


“First and goal!” With the ball on the New England five-yard-line.


Four chances to go five-yards and win the game! And give the Seahawk’s their second consecutive Super Bowl title.


On the first play from scrimmage, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, nicknamed “Beast Mode” for his ability to run over defenders, got four of the five yards the Seahawks needed.


One Yard


Seattle fans raised the retractable roof at the University of Phoenix Stadium, now State Farm Stadium.


That night my fiancée Gaetana, “The G!” as her son Michael refers to her, had “Patriots-8 and Seahawks-4” in the Super Bowl pool at Fifty-Coins. The local sports bar THE G and I frequented at the time.


With the score standing at New England 28 and Seattle 24 Guy was in the money.


But THE G had no reason for optimism. With :26 seconds remaining in the game there were few who believed that Lynch would need more than one of the three downs he had, to score the winning touchdown. He had been nearly unstoppable all yeah having rushed for over 1300-yards and 13 touchdowns during the regular season.


Guy understood that this game was going to be :26 seconds too long to make her "win" to hold up.


She watched her $2500 slip away.