Super Bowl Action On and Off The Field
An avalanche of confetti celebrated the Seattle Seawaks victory in Super Bowl 48.
The event was jam-packed with celebrities and newsmakers.
Hugh Jackman told INSIDE EDITION, "I'm so excited, you have no idea!."
Harry Connick, Jr. said, "I've probably been to four of five, I guess."
INSIDE EDITION's special correspondent Gabby Douglas, America's Olympic golden girl, was so thrilled to be covering the Super Bowl that she was literally doing cartwheels. Stars like Queen Latifa, to Jamie Foxx gave Gabby a big welcome.
INSIDE EDITION was with opera great Renee Flemming just minutes before her performance of the National Anthem which is getting rave reviews.
And INSIDE EDITION was there with opera great Renee Fleming just minutes before her performance of the National Anthem, which is getting rave reviews. And we were there as a relieved Fleming came off the field, triumphant.
Fleming INSIDE EDITION, "It was so powerful. I'll never forget this as long as I live. Thrilling. Absolutely thrilling. All the hard work and worrying paid off."
Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann and former Vice President Dick Cheney took in the action on the field.
Cheney told INSIDE EDITION, "It's the first Super Bowl for me. It's a big deal."
INSIDE EDITION got a peak inside one of the top suites where the A-list celebrities celebrate the Super Bowl where there are drinks, catered food, servants at your beck and call, giant TV screens to take in the game and seats with a perfect view of the field.
Many people just tune in for the halftime show.. It was an amazing feat just getting the stage set for Bruno Mars' performance. They only have six minutes to get all the equipment on the field.
At the end of the game, it was clear that a star was born in Russel Wilson, the Seahawks quarterback and nephew of former INSIDE EDITION correspondent April Woodard.
Before the Super Bowl win, Peyton Manning's paycheck for a single game was about the same as what Wilson made in an entire season, $500,000. That's about to change.
Forbes magazine is reporting that Wilson's victory could translate into a hundred million dollars in salary and endorsement deals.
Joe Namath wore a flamboyant fur coat during the coin toss. The coat was the real thing and was made by Manhattan Marc Kauffman. It was a Coyote coat with White Fox trim and costs around $3,000.
Namath told INSIDE EDITION, "I thought it was going to be colder, but we've got a great night."
The NFL breathed a sigh of relief because after all the scary warnings of Ice Bowl, the weather was downright balmy.
There were a few hiccups. It was billed as the first mass transit Super Bowl ever, but thousands of fans had to wait hours for trains.
There were monster lines to get through security, even for celebrities like Katie Couric.
Couric told INSIDE EDITION, "We spent the last half hour going through security."
There was one major security breach when some goofball crashed a press conference for Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith. The man was identified as a 9-11 truther named Matthew Mills. He was arrested and charged with trespassing.
For fans in Seattle, it was time to party in the streets, although some things did get out of hand.
And on the field, Gabby Douglas and Megan Alexander couldn't stop moving to the music as the fireworks lit up the sky.