During Super Bowl XLVIII earlier this month, the Seahawks led the Broncos 22-0 at halftime. So while Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the break, Peyton Manning was probably flipping out, reviewing plays from the first half and trying to figure out a way to dissect Seattle's defense. Russell Wilson, on the other hand, was cool, calm, and collected. And he was also relaxed. Very, very, very relaxed.
In fact, Wilson was so relaxed that he didn't review film from the first half during the break. He also didn't give his teammates a rousing pep talk. Rather, he sat down at his locker, took off his entire uniform, and then went and jumped in the shower. That, he says, was the key to his success during the remainder of the Super Bowl.
"This is what I did at halftime, and a lot of guys did too: I took my whole uniform off and took a shower," he said on The Dan Patrick Show yesterday. "Halftime is about 45 minutes, so I took a shower, re-taped everything, got my arm stretched again, and then we got into a whole other stretch again. That kind of restarted our minds again. So we came out of halftime, it felt like it was a brand new game…That's why I think we played so well and everyone was just clicking on all cylinders and we played a great football game."
There you have it. If you're still wondering how the Seahawks were able to play so well during the Super Bowl, "showers" is your answer. Now, how many other players and teams do you think are going to adopt this strategy next season?
[via CBS Sports]