The Morning Press Super Bowl highlights poverty Sochi

first_img There are rumors of cold and clear. Check out the local weather forecast here.Here are some of the weekend’s top stories and news you may have missed:Win elates Seahawks fans from Vancouver to New YorkWhen Mike and Brittney Gutierrez found their chairs, they figured to be settling in for a football game.It turns out those seats were for a four-hour thrill ride.The couple and other Seahawks fans bounced up from those seats often during Seattle’s 43-8 Super Bowl domination of Denver on Sunday.They were among hundreds of rowdy fans at Big Al’s in east Vancouver. Aside from two tables of Broncos fans near the front, the crowd was decidedly pro-Seahawks.Fans jumped and high-fived when Seattle scored a safety on the game’s first play.Fans threw Skittles around the restaurant when Marshawn Lynch’s touchdown put Seattle ahead 15-0 in the second quarter.And when the game ended, long-suffering Northwest sports fans rejoiced in the region’s first major pro sports championship since the SuperSonics won the NBA title in 1979.Sunday’s Super Bowl was extra special for Mike Gutierrez. A Navy veteran, he was stationed in the Persian Gulf during Seattle’s only other Super Bowl appearance in 2006.Read the full story here. See more game coverage here. Aaron Kraft and his wife, Peggy Kraft, try to get along while watching Super Bowl XLVIII at Big Al’s, Sunday.last_img read more