Not one to normally enjoy a Sunday afternoon football game, I happened to be watching television when the Green Bay Packers scored a game-tying field goal, forcing the Seattle Seahawks to join them in overtime during the 2015 NFC Championship Game.

The announcers patiently explained the rules to those of us non-football fans. Whoever gets the ball first in overtime can finish the game by scoring within their first possession. Otherwise, when the overtime clock winds down to zero, the team with the most points wins.

A whole slew of team representatives from both sides met in front of the cameras. The coin was tossed, and the ball went to the Seahawks. And just like that, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse in the end zone, and the Seahawks were headed to the Super Bowl.

The stadium exploded with cheering and celebrating. Team members jumped on each other’s backs, and the media stormed in with cameras and microphones to get the interviews. One Seahawks player found a bicycle and began riding up and down the sidelines.

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