MARLBOROUGH, Mass., and SEATAC, Wash. (2/3/15)--With less than a minute to play Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks had the ball on the goal line and appeared poised to win its second consecutive Super Bowl. But a questionable call and poor execution gave the New England Patriots the win--its fourth title in 14 years.
It also put salmon on the menu for the Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA).
The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) and CCUA had placed a friendly wager on the outcome of Super Bowl XLIX. Had the Seahawks won, CCUA would have had to send New England clam chowder across the country to the NWCUA.
Thanks to an interception by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, however, the Patriots took home the trophy and the NWCUA must now send salmon from the Pacific Northwest to the CCUA.
"It was one of those classic games," said Paul Gentile, CCUA president/CEO (Daily CU Scan Feb. 2). "I was concerned about packing up some chowder as Seattle brought it down to the 2-yard line, but an improbable pass call led to an even more improbable interception.
"The Patriots pulled it off in dramatic fashion and capped off a tremendous year. I look forward to the smoked salmon."
In defeat, NWCUA President/CEO Troy Stang was gracious.
"We congratulate the Patriots in their last-second win over our Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX," Stang said in a statement to News Now. "Although the Pats pulled out the win, there were several times during the game that we could almost taste the chowda! The Cooperative Credit Union Association will certainly enjoy the world-class, Pacific Northwest salmon, which is on its way."