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that's it for us today. the 22nd winter olympic games kick off this thursday on nbc. we'll have coverage on the ground there. that's it for us today. if it's sunday, "meet the p right now on "first look." the seattle seahawks soar over the denver broncos for their first ever super bowl championship. highlights from the game and, of course, the commercials. tragic, and remembering phillip seymour hoffman, found dead inside his apartment 6789. plus, more troubles in sochi. is spring just around the corner? or is it six more weeks of winter? and an emotional farewell to seth meier. and it started with a twist. don't blink. it is the fastest score in super bowl history.
a flood snapped peyton manning at the start. and never gets better for manning and the broncos. seahawks leading 8-0, manning throws a pick. in the second, marshawn lynch charges in for a touchdown. as seattle keeps a 15-0 lead. then here comes game mvp malcolm smith with a manning interception for a touchdown. seattle stuns denver 22-0, halftime. at the start of the second half, percy harvin returns to the kickoff for another seahawks touchdown. it is 29-0, and it doesn't stop russell wilson, the defense can't hold him, touchdown. yep, 36-0, peyton manning ends the third quarter with denver's first and only touchdown, but too little, too late. seattle wins 43-8. here is seattle's quarterback russell wilson. >> the thing you want to do at
the end of the season, you want to play your best football, and that's what we did tonight. and our 12th man fans are the best in the world. >> broncos head coach weighed in on the shocking and disappointing performance by denver. >> i think we just ran into a buzz saw. we p didn't play well enough to beat a very, very good seattle seahawk team. my hat is off to their players. they did well. fireworks above the space needle and an illuminated number 12 representing their fans, the 12th man. the first ever victory in seattle seahawks franchise history. funeral arrangements are pending for phillip seymour hoffman. the 46-year-old found dead sunday morning in his new york apartment. kristen dahlgren has more on his promising life suddenly cut short. >> police in new york say the 911 call came around 11:15 sunday morning, an apparent drug
overdose. hoffman found in the bathroom of his apartment with drug pa paraphernalia. waged a public battle with drug addiction, including a reported stint in rehab last year after more than two decades of sobriety. in 2002, hoffman appeared on "today." >> i think everybody's troubled. that's part of what it's like living on this planet. >> i -- >> best known for his oscar winning turn as the title role, he was a versatile character actor, famous for disappearing into his roles. >> you cannot make friends with the rock stars. >> from "almost famous," to the "big labowski" and "the master," a role for which he was nominated for an oscar and golden globe. he won young fans of the "hunger
games." a role he was reprizing in the final films. in a statement his family said we are devastated by the loss of our beloved phil. this is a tragic and sudden loss and ask you respect our privacy. please keep phil in your thoughts and prayers. >> and that was kristen dahlgren reporting there. back now to the super bowl. and you might have noticed some of the hardest hits came before kickoff. president obama sat down for a live interview before the game. the ten-minute exchange with bill o'reilly got testy and started with obamacare. >> was it the biggest mistake of your presidency to tell the nation over and over if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance? >> bill, you've got a long list of my mistakes as president. this is one i regret and said i regretted. the 2012 attack in benghazi and whether or not the white house was involved in a cover-up. >> your detractors believe you
did not tell the world it was a terror attack because your campaign didn't want that out. >> bill, think about -- >> that's what they believe. >> and they believe it because folks like you are telling them that. >> i'm not telling you that. >> and what i'm saying is that is inaccurate. the -- we revealed to the american people what we understood at the time. the notion that we would hide the ball for political purposes when a week later we all said, in fact, there was a terrorist attack taking place the day after, that wouldn't be a very good cover-up. >> he docked a question on who he favored in the game saying the final would be 24-21. a prediction we all know now was way off. now to new developments this morning, a so-called bridge gate scandal. one of chris christie's subpoenaed staffers has resigned just as new documents are expected to be turned over to investigators today. christina renna is one of 17
people targeted in the investigation. she says she's been considering the decision since shortly after christie's reelection. republicans are steadfast in their support for christie saying sunday he should not resign. for his part, christie maintains he had no knowledge or involvement in the scandal. well, the world's most famous groundhog has predicted six more weeks of winter. punxsutawney phil saw his shadow in pennsylvania on sunday according to the official announcement at the event. and according to legend, that means that cold winter weather will last until march and the start of spring. but here's the good news, phil's forecast accuracy is reportedly only 39%, not unlike bill karins. >> with my percentage, veronica? >> 87%. >> oh, that'd be great. that's a "b" plus. >> you're always right.
>> you can't always be right. but i'll tell you what, though, a lot of people are being surprised by this snow this morning in the greater new york city area and just north of philadelphia. it is going to be a horrendous morning commute in this area. already moderate to heavy snow falling. and a lot of people aren't expecting it. whether it was because of the super bowl and the weekend. temperatures in the 50s over the weekend. but it is going to be a miserable day. this area, this corridor, very heavy snow this morning, right there, just north of d.c., north of philadelphia. the blue, the dark blue from hagerstown, new york, redding, allentown, new york city, 34 degrees and heavy snow is beginning to fall. we could see up to 6 inches of snow in new york city just during the daylight hours, 1 to 2 inches an hour. we're talking about a lot of people with the potential for a horrible morning commute, maybe even hard enough snow that vehicles could be stuck on the roads. and the timing of it, around 9:00 a.m./8:00 a.m. is when the heaviest is over the greater new york city area.
and then right behind this, another winter storm. what a week this is going to be. this next storm will have major implications from kansas city, indianapolis, cleveland, all the way through northern new england. and then we have another potential storm. maybe the sunday/monday time frame, an old classic nor'easter. we've got three storms to deal with. but the immediate concern, the greater new york city philadelphia area, i hope everyone's prepared for the worst morning drives of the winter. >> i hate to say it, but i hope today is one of those days you're wrong. >> i hope so, too. i'm scared what this is going to look like a couple hours from now. more super bowl madness. seattle's marshawn lynch like you have never seen him before. beast mode was in dance mode in the locker room. leading up to the big game, but showed a different side after the seahawks won the super bowl. though, he didn't win the super bowl, peyton manning was named the nfl's most valuable player for the fifth time.
threw for an astounding 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards this season. boxer floyd mayweather put to bed rumors he bed $10 million on broncos winning the super bowl. he wrote congrats to the seahawks and the only thing he would bet $10 million on is himself. stay classy, mayweather. and classic joe namath right here. the former jets quarterback was ever so flashy in a fur coat for the coin toss at the super bowl and got its very own twitter page, which already has 867 followers. so fancy. well, coming up, shocking allegations against woody allen. it is the week of the winter olympics, but what the russians are working to finish with days to go.
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business. we turn to kayla tausche. >> good morning, veronica. janet yellen will be sworn in today after officially taking over for ben bernanke on saturday. yellen will testify before congress for the first time in her new role about the economy and fed policy next week. at&t is cutting prices on the family wireless data plans because it's facing more pressure from rivals. families can now share 10 gigabytes of data on four smartphones for $160 a month. that's 20% less than what at&t previously charged, it's $100 less than verizon. and citigroup will start testing a new app, lets users test their apps without having to log into their bank accounts. only available to customers in california. and if you're wondering how that works, you're not alone, veronica. i'll be excited to see how this works. >> thank you. and stories making news this morning. now film maker woody allen released a statement sunday denying allegations he sexually assaulted his adopted daughter when she was 7 years old.
she recounted the alleged 1992 incident. she -- the nation's abortion rate at the lowest level since the procedure became legal in 1983. there was a 13% drop in abortions from 2008 to 2011. a decline some are attributing to more effective contraception methods. despite the state department's finding that the keystone xl pipeline would have no major impact on climate change. president obama will be waiting to hear from the epa and other federal agencies before making any decisions. on sunday, white house chief of staff said no time frame is in place for a decision. and the winter games in sochi begin later this week. but olympic organizers may not have gotten that memo, only 6 of the 9 media hotels in the mountain area are fully operational with journalists saying some rooms were still under construction and one was even inhabited by a stray dog. just a reminder right here,
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chicago's longest serving mayor richard daly in the icu for tests. an ambulance took the former mayor to the hospital friday evening. returned from a business trip feeling ill, his spokeswoman describes him as lucid, patient, and restless. from a six-term mayor to a two-term mayor, easily winning a second term with 64% of the vote. drop in the murder rate as well as president obama's endorsement did not hurt. crazy town, the rob ford story. yeah, no, we are actually not making this up. that's the title of a new book on the toronto mayor out today. it details the conversation ford's wife allegedly had with a man in a parking lot. reportedly sought to curb her husband's drug use, but we know how that went. according to the book she says, quote, he still thinks he's going to party. he thinks that he, oh, you know, i'll get off the pills but i'm not giving up the blow, end
quote. she reportedly worried it could ruin his life. mayor ford is also now a certified jaywalker. canadian media reporting he was ticketed about $100 over the weekend. also apparently a denver bronco fan if you go by the jersey he is wearing. speaking of the super bowl, a bet is a bet, right? what will denver's losing mayor michael hancock send to seattle's winning mayor ed murray? a sampling of denver's green chile, of course. skis from a local shop. and he will auction off a denver themed item to support the seattle-based lifelong aids alliance. hillary clinton lit up twitter with this joke, it's so much more fun to watch fox when it's someone else being blitzed and sacked. the quip was good-natured, lighthearted, and self-deprec e
self-deprecating. well, the groundhog also saw the ground. bill de blasio dropping staten island chuck. but it could have been worse, he bit bloomberg's finger back in 2009. my goodness. and let me leave you with this bit on john mccain from snl's "weekend update." keep your eyes peeled. >> the arizona republican party this week formally centered senator john mccain saying his voting record is too liberal. said mccain, oh, i've been through much worse. no, not that. yeah, there it is. >> that's going to do it for your morning dish of scrambled politics. washington post reporter in washington for a look at politics. >> hi, veronica. >> let's start with what everybody's talking about this morning, the super bowl. and the president's interview with bill o'reilly. what were your thoughts on the interview? >> well, the game was such a
blowout, i thought the pregame interview was a bit more combative and competitive. the white house was probably, you know, prepared for these kind of questions. the president's been answering them and the white house for a long time. you saw some of the president's frustration of being asked the questions. he continued to sort of say, hey, you know, this is the health care rollout was a problem, but hey, we're trying to fix it. and with benghazi, he said, look, it's fox news that keeps bringing this up. there's been plenty of hearings on this and we're comfortable where we are. i think the president's trying to get by. bill o'reilly was making the point, we're going to keep pressing you on this. it's going to continue to be an issue. >> all right. let's go ahead and get to chris christie and the latest with the george washington bridge scandal. news of a staffer's resignation, also subpoenaed documents are due back. david, what do you think we can expect here? >> i think it's a problem for governor christie. he was adamant, of course, that david wildstein, the port authority appointee, his own
appointee who said there's evidence the governor may have known about the bridge closings, which he has denied. they were adamant that's not true. but i think, you know, if there's more evidence in what comes back from the subpoenas he may have known, that's going to continue to be a problem. and if there's not, these allegations continue to come up and percolate, you know, the legislature's going to keep investigating. this will be an ongoing problem whether the governor likes it or not. they're still hanging in there with him. that could turn, though, depending on what evidence we see. >> exactly right. and david, what are you working on for the "washington post." >> a lot of the immigration debate. we've heard a lot of signals there could be a big sweeping deal on the way. until there is a deal, we have to stop these deportations. tomorrow, i'll have a story looking at whether the president you can go ahead and use his authority to expand his earlier deferral for young people, young immigrants and their deferral program. there's a lot of people that want him to do that, but legal questions about that.
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way to end. this is the job i always wanted and i had the best time and i met the best people, and i want to thank the crew and the cast and especially the writers and thank you very much. and take us out, secily. >> for weekend update. >> good night. >> more than a decade on that desk. it is time now for "first buzz." bill joins us now with his thoughts on that. did you see how emotional they got? >> it's like a family up there and they're so close. and i can't wait to see how seth works with jimmy. there's always been a disconnect because the shows were on two coasts. but i think being here, they'll probably do a lot of interacting maybe. it'll be fun to see how that changes. >> i think that's going to be great. >> i loved bill hader looking at cecily saying you don't even know him. >> they keep turning them out. >> she's been doing great. all right. the other thing we are watching
this morning and everybody is talking about is the super bowl. not really much to see during the super bowl. >> no. >> but the halftime show, i loved it. what did you think? >> bruno mars, huge thumbs up. some people questioned them giving him the big stage. but he lived up to the hype. >> and here's a little piece of trivia for you, bill. i don't know if you knew this, but he actually is not going to see a dime for this. he didn't get paid at all. and they actually do this a lot with the artists because they feel the exposure they're getting is so invaluable. >> he had a crazy last two years. she's been so successful. one of the most downloaded artists. >> he can do everything, he can dance, play instruments. the halftime show started with him doing like a drum solo. and it was impressive. my son who was 10 months old was dancing. >> i wish i had video of that, it would have been better than the game. >> it was awesome. and really quickly, we want to show you the fancy coat joe namath was wearing last night.
a lot of people were very upset about this. you know. >> it's joe namath. if you know smoking joe, you knew he was going to do something like this. >> thumbs up to that. that's awesome. i'm veronica de la cruz, "way too early" starts now. i met you. you are not cool. >> i know. even when i thought i was, i knew i wasn't. >> we are uncool. while women will always be a problem for guys like us, most of the great art in the world is about that very problem. good looking people, they got no spine. their art never lasts. and they get the girls. we're smarter. >> yeah. i can really see that now. >> great art is about guilt and longing and, you know, love
disguised as sex and sex disguised as love. let's face it, you got a big head start. >> glad you're home. >> i'm always home. i'm uncool. >> one of the finest actors in a generation is gone, oscar winner phillip seymour hoffman found dead on sunday of an apparent drug overdose. a full report coming your way in a moment. then, chris christie punching back. why the new jersey governor is going all the way back to high school social studies to try to make his case. and later, saturday night live says good-bye to seth meyers who is set to take over "late night with jimmy fallon." this is "way too early." hi, everybody, good mog.