For Seattle Seahawks fans across the country, head coach Pete Carroll’s decision not to hand the ball off to Marshawn Lynch from the goal line in the closing seconds of Super Bowl XLIX led to one of the most gut-wrenching finishes to a sporting event of all time. But can you imagine for a second having to watch that play unfold while sitting in a bar soaking wet? That’s exactly what happened to the fans watching the game at Sport Restaurant in Seattle.
Fans [in the bar] got so excited when Marshawn Lynch made a 31 yard catch late in the 4th quarter on the Seahawks’ final drive that they tossed bags of Skittles into the air. But just like the errant throw at the end of that drive, one bag of Skittles managed to be intercepted by a sprinkler head, setting it off and drenching those inside the bar with a soaking spray of water.
The water seeped through the bar floor and on to the top floor of the building’s parking garage, which then set off the fire alarms as well. If this isn’t the perfect metaphor for how that game ended, I don’t know what is.