Best, worst moments from the Super Bowl

Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath points to his championship ring before the Seattle...

Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath points to his championship ring before the Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014. (REUTERS)

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The Seattle Seahawks destroyed the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

The final score was ugly -- 43-8.

Not the most competitive Big Game of all-time but, between the kickoff and final snap, there were dozens of moments that made it as entertaining as ever.

Here are the best and worst moments from football's annual spectacle:

BEST

1) Interception by Malcolm Smith leads to Seahawks touchdown

2) Second-half kickoff returned for a touchdown

Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin made what may have been the play of the night, scoring a touchdown off Denver's second-half kickoff.

Run Percy, run!

[Footage via Fox Sports]


3) Bruno Mars' epic drum solo starts halftime show

Whether you loved or hated Bruno Mars' halftime performance, there's no question his drum solo was epic. Maybe the Doo-Wops & Hooligans kid has a little more Metallica in him than we all thought.

4) Downtown Seattle celebrates first Super Bowl

Watching your team win a Super Bowl is fun no matter where you are. Watching your city win their first ever Super Bowl in your city's core is absolutely incredible.

From watching this Vine clip, we get the feeling there's going to be quite a few sick calls Monday morning. Seattle bosses, prepare yourselves -- the hungover calls are coming.

5) Guy interrupts post-game press conference to talk 9/11 conspiracy theories

We're not sure who this guy is or how he got here, but he sure did make a splash with his talk about how September 11 was an inside job. Between the bewildered look on Malcolm Smith's face and the way he's pushed off screen by one of the event organizers, it's only a matter of time before this goes viral.


WORST:

1) Joe Namath screws up the coin toss

It was Big Furry Coat Night at MetLife Stadium.

No? It wasn't.

Well, for Joe Namath it was.

[Photo via Reuters]

It seems the NFL still hasn’t learned “Broadway Joe” is an accident waiting to happen -- and not only because of his wardrobe. The league hauled out the New York Jets legend to do the pre-game coin flip. Easy enough, right? Wrong.

With around 100 million eyeballs glued to their TV sets, Namath flipped the coin before either team called heads or tails. A simple case of Joe being Joe; something we’ve come to expect.

2) Miscommunication leads to first-snap safety

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Peyton Manning and his Denver teammates managed to fumble their way to a safety on the very first snap of the game -- a highly unlikely outcome.

Bovada, a sports betting agency, had the odds set at 4,000/1 for that particular scenario. The Broncos made someone, somewhere, very rich.

3) Drunken tweets or marketing ploy?

JC Penney posts a barely-readable tweet:

And another:

Weird, right?

But was it all just a plan to garner attention?

4) Manning's feelings toward the whole game

Poor Peyton, he just couldn't catch a break.

Two interceptions, 34-for-49 in the air, one touchdown. Not a great evening.

In fact, people were sure he was so unhappy with his team's performance that they started spreading this Vine through Twitter, with the caption, "Peyton Manning feeling like..."

5) Eli's face the moment he realized it had all gone south

There's nothing like the support of family to get you through a tough time in your career. And, by all accounts, Eli was just as unhappy as Peyton was at MetLife Stadium.

Together, they were a miserable pair -- one on the football field, the other in a spectator's box.

#manningface


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