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Crew of ‘Deadliest Catch’ couldn’t believe Seahawks threw the ball at end of Super Bowl

New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette at the end of Super Bowl XLIX.
New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette at the end of Super Bowl XLIX. The Associated Press

Geez, how big is the Super Bowl?

We’ve all heard about the TV ratings and how Super Bowl Sunday is a national holiday and the viewing parties and all of that stuff.

But even guys crammed into a small boat while fishing the angry seas of the Pacific Northwest were glued to … someone giving them play by play of this year’s Super Bowl. The guys on “Deadliest Catch” are Seahawks fans and they were as baffled as the rest of the nation by Seattle’s play-calling at the end of Super Bowl XLIX.

Seattle was just a couple of yards from a game-winning touchdown. Instead of handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks threw the ball and the rest is history.

Take a look at the clip that Dan Wetzel caught of a recent episode of “Deadliest Catch” as the crew was relayed the bad news:

“Why did they throw it?” may well be the quote of the year.

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