Weekend Recap: Monday Morning Links
The Seattle Seahawks are world champions for the first time in franchise history.
They defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII. It was an all-around win, with the Seahawks scoring on defense, offense and special teams before the Broncos even got on the board. Linebacker Malcolm Smith was named MVP, leading the defense with 10 tackles, a fumble recovery and a 69-yard interception for a touchdown.
Seattle’s win marks the third major professional championship for the Pacific Northwest. The other two both came in the NBA: the Seattle Super Sonics (1979) and the Portland Trail Blazers (1977).
Here’s what happened for the rest of the area’s teams:
- The Winterhawks won their 10th game in a row with a 3-0 shut out over the Seattle Thunderbirds Saturday. Goalie Brendan Burke had two shut outs in as many nights this weekend and now has three on the season. [KGW]
- The Blazers split another week of games with a loss to the Grizzlies and a win over the Raptors. They have a 34-13 record and sit three games back in the conference behind the OKC Thunder who are being powered by Kevin Durant. LaMArcus Aldridge earned his 10th game this season with at least 20 points and 15 rebounds. [Blazers]
- Soccer is starting again in the Rose City as the Timbers tied Kansas City in their first pre-season game Saturday 1-1. Their lone goal came from newcomer Schillo Tshuma in the 84th minute. [OregonLive]
- University of Oregon and Oregon State men’s basketball grabbed conference wins this weekend with the Ducks beating USC and the Beavers beating UCLA. OSU stays two spots ahead of Oregon in the PAC 12 standings with OSU in the 7th spot and UO in the 9th. [OregonLive]