Nearly four months ago, more than 112 million people tuned in to watch Super Bowl XLVIII on television, the highest ever recorded. Nearly 83,000 people packed into MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to watch the Seattle Seahawks clobber the Denver Broncos. Some people piled in simply to see the halftime performance from chart-topping artist Bruno Mars.
Wenatchee High School graduate Erik Rodstol, Class of 1996, was at his home in Orlando. It was his daughter’s birthday the day prior to this history-making Super Bowl.