Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy while standing next to owner Paul Allen after Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Twitter Reacts To Malcolm Smith's MVP and Pete Carroll's Super Bowl Success


It was a big night for the Seattle Seahawks who captured the Lombardi Trophy with a dominant 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos. By extension, it was also a great night for the USC Trojans who were well represented on the winning side by former head coach Pete Carroll and former Trojan linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith.

Here’s how Twitter saw the action…

Bryan Fischer pointed out the improbable journey Smith took to his Super heights:

Dave Mahler of Sportsradio 950 KJR offered additional backstory on Smith, including a recent tragedy and the motivation it provided:

Michael Lev of the Orange County Register reached into the archives for the inside story on Smith’s rare eating disorder:

ESPN offered some stats to put Smith’s production on the night in context:

USC Athletics presented a more personal statistic:

Meanwhile, Smith’s postgame press conference got interrupted by a 9/11 Truther:

When it came to Carroll, Twitter had plenty to say as well.

CBS’s Dennis Dodd pointed out Carroll’s elite company:

USC Athletics noticed the Trojan theme on the evening:

Fischer again provided the angle on the journey:

New USC head coach Steve Sarkisian came out of Twitter hibernation to offer his congratulations to his coaching mentor:

Finally, a USC fan joined the entire Trojan family in giving credit where credit was due:

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