SEATTLE — After waiting decades for a major sports championship, thousands of Seattleites took to the streets as fireworks popped, horns blared and flags waved following the Seahawks' decisive Super Bowl win.
"I was born here, I was raised here! This is my ultimate dream!" shouted John Caro, who, with his wife Corina, both 59, whooped their way down Lake City Way in North Seattle and high-fived passersby.
Before the Seahawks beat the Broncos 43-8 Sunday, Seattle's last title in one of the four major pro sports was in 1979, when the Sonics won their only NBA championship.
Seattle police were investigating two separate shootings amid the celebrations, both near the Pioneer Square neighborhood. Two were hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds, police spokesman Mark Jamieson said.
People later hurled bottles at police and broke windows, Jamieson said. Officers in riot gear dispersed the crowd.
Placed your bets: Fans bet a record $119.4 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl. The Gaming Control Board said unaudited tallies show sports books made $19.7 million. Denver was a 21/2-point favorite.
Around the NFL: A man who alleges he was shot in the face by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in Florida was shot again, this time outside a Connecticut nightclub. Alexander Bradley was shot multiple times in the right thigh, then opened fire himself, police said Monday. He was arrested on charges including criminal gun possession; his condition wasn't released, but he's expected to survive. Bradley alleges in a Florida lawsuit that he lost his right eye when Hernandez, a former Gator, shot him last year in Miami. … As expected, the Browns named former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to the same post. … The Raiders named Joe Woods defensive backs coach and Marcus Robertson assistant secondary coach.