The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 last night in Super Bowl XLVIII (aka 48). On paper, it was an excellent matchup, the best defense (Seattle) vs. the best offense (Denver), young Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson vs. golden oldie Peyton Manning of the Broncos (on a side note, Wilson was nine years old when Manning started his first NFL game. Weird.) . But it’s safe to say football’s biggest game didn’t turn out the way anyone thought, from the shocking first play to the Seahawks’ 22-point lead at halftime. Even the commercials were a bit anticlimactic, since most of them leaked online the week before. Here are my highlights from the long night. For a complete play-by-play click here.
Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:
The Lead Story: The Wall Street Journal first reported the death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday afternoon. Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his New York City apartment of an apparent heroin overdose. The actor starred in films such as “Capote” and “The Big Lebowski” and appeared in NYC theater, namely “Death of a Salesman” in 2012.
Welcome back! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:
The Lead Story: In 2010 and 2012 the Supreme Court ruled against giving mandatory life sentences to juveniles, suggesting they often deserved a chance at redemption. The Court’s ruling has affected the outcome of many cases since then but some states have been slow to re-hear life sentence cases. Reports The New York Times:
But most states have taken half measures, at best, to carry out the rulings, which could affect more than 2,000 current inmates and countless more in years to come, according to many youth advocates and legal experts.