Former Texas Longhorns star Earl Thomas and the Seattle Seahawks will play for a second straight Super Bowl against the New England Patriots on Sunday amid continued controversy surrounding the deflated footballs in the AFC Championship game.
With the Patriots further solidifying themselves as villains, Horns fans will surely find themselves rooting for Thomas and his teammates to win another championship, even though the burnt orange faithful still don't have any love lost for head coach Pete Carroll.
And lest anyone worry whether Thomas still identifies as a Longhorn, he sent out the following Instagram post on Sunday:
Check out the latest Instagram from Earl Thomas: pic.twitter.com/xNeSStDEp0— Burnt Orange Nation (@BON_SBNation) February 1, 2015
Go get another ring for yourself, Earl.
The presence of Thomas on the team bodes well for Seattle:
Earl Thomas is the 13th Longhorn to play in two Super Bowls. There has also been a Horn on the last 7 winning Super Bowl Teams. Good stuff— Mack Brown (@ESPN_CoachMack) February 1, 2015
How to Watch
Date: Sunday, Feb. 1
Time: 5:30 p.m. CT
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Online Streaming: The game will stream off the NBC Sports website and on the NBC Sports Live Extra mobile app for mobile devices and requires no cable or satellite subscription. The NFL Mobile app by Verizon also has the game for those consigned to watching it on a phone or tablet.
International Broadcasts: NFL Network will produce an international television feed with hosts Bob Papa and Charles Davis. Overseas, Channel 4, Sky Sports and BBC Radio 5 Live will have the game in the United Kingdom. In Mexico, fans can tune into Televisa, FOX Sports, TV Azteca and ESPN.