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Super Bowl: Eight Epic Fails

What failure doesn't look like.
What failure doesn't look like.

When you're up against Peyton Manning and the (no longer?) best offensive team in NFL history, the odds might seem slim when it comes to winning the Super Bowl. But not for the Seattle Seahawks.

With a final score of 43-8, not even Manning, with his all-time touchdown skills (55 end-zone passes this season alone), could rescue the Broncos from last night's bloodbath at MetLife Stadium in Jersey.

A chorus of abrupt cheers and screams filled the bar at Flanigan's Seafood Bar and Grill in Miami as the Seahawks scored TD after TD and the Broncos embarrassed their fans.

While Denver's team made history for possibly one of the greatest Super Bowl fails ever, the Broncos aren't the only losers in recent NFL history.

So here are eight epic Super Bowl fails, according to the sports freaks at Flanigan's.

See also: The Best and Worst Super Bowl 2014 Commercials

The Broncos Starting Off With a Safety

"The Broncos starting off the game with a safety? What the hell is that!" blurted Stephen Crowe. "That's great for the Seahawks but not for the Broncos."

A safety on your first offensive play? Not the best way to start the Super Bowl, Denver.

"The Broncos were disorganized. I mean, you come into halftime at zero? This game is a fail."

There you have it. Twelve seconds into the game, the Broncos managed to make their first epic flop.

Super Bowl: Eight Epic Fails
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Hosting the Super Bowl in New Jersey

"The location of this year's game," Crowe added to his list of fails.

"Jersey is the Hialeah of the United States," interrupted Crowe's friend. "Why the hell would you have the game there?"

"People are paying thousands just to freeze their ass off. Why not have it in California or something?" he added.

He's got a point.

Bruno Mars at Halftime

Sure, Bruno Mars is one hell of a musician, but with past halftime headliners like Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul McCartney, Crowe thought the NFL could've done a better job.

"They're bringing artists that only have one hit and are leaving out the classics," he explained.

Bruno Mars is no Springsteen, but you gotta admit the guy knows how to put on a show. And the RHCP? C'mon.

Super Bowl XLVII Blackout

Crowe's friend was going on a rant about how much the music sucked, but let's talk about the real fails that have gone down in Super Bowl history, like last year's blackout.

"What the hell was up with that?" he said.

Looks like the darkness favored the Baltimore Ravens.

Bruce Springsteen's Super Bowl XLIII Halftime Crotch Crash

Since Broncos fans lost all hope for their team at the end of the first half, Luis talked about his Super Bowl highlight: halftime.

While Crowe and his friend had a totally different opinion on the show, Luis enjoyed it.

"It was pretty good. I like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Bruno Mars is great," he said. "It catered to the young and old crowd."

Another performance that catered to everyone was Bruce Springsteen's crotch crash of 2009.

"I remember seeing that," he laughed. "It was pretty funny."

Dan Marino and the Dolphins' Loss of Super Bowl XIX

"Super Bowl fails? That's easy," said Alex, one of the waiters. "Dan Marino was an epic loss."

Sure, he may have had a great season that year (and a killer football career overall), but Marino couldn't deliver during the most important game he played. Ever since then, the Dolphins have been cursed.

Jacket Jackson's Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Wardrobe Malfunction

"Janet Jackson's nip slip, of course," he added.

That's one we all agree on. I mean, ten years later and we're still talking about it. But the biggest dilemma remains: Was it really a "wardrobe malfunction"? See for yourself at 4:04.

Christina Aguilera Forgetting the Words to the National Anthem

"You can't leave out Christina Aguilera forgetting the words to the national anthem," he laughed.

That was during Super Bowl XLV, when the Green Bay Packers took on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

O say can you bear the humiliation?

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