Fans walk near MetLife Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos,Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Was Twitter the real Super Bowl winner?

The real winner of the Super Bowl was Twitter?

While the Seattle Seahawks enjoyed a historic victory over the Denver Broncos at the MetLife stadium Sunday night, Twitter also saw a victory. The Twitter crowd roared when they approved, or disapproved, of the event happening on their screen. Tweets ranged from game talk, to commentary on the “best” commercial of the evening, to Bruno Mars halftime performance, which some crowned the best Super Bowl halftime performance in years.  

24.9 million Super Bowl tweets went out Sunday night, beating the 2013 record of 24.1 million. Percy Harvin’s 87 yard kickoff return was the most tweeted event of the game (381,605 tweets per minute), followed by Jermaine Kearse’s pick-six (271,775 TPM), Malcolm Smith’s huge interception runback (244,889 TPM), and the end of the halftime show (229,533 TPM).

While there was much to celebrate on the field, the match-up of teams from Washington and Colorado couldn’t go without some Twitter comments on the teams’ home state politics. With Washington and Colorado both having voted to legalize marijuana during the 2012 elections, some dubbed Super Bowl XLVIII the “Stoner Bowl.” 

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Was Twitter the real Super Bowl winner?