Ian Thorpe, former Australian Olympic swimmer, lights the Olympic flame as the final torch bearer on the relay, in Canberra, Australia, on Thursday, April 24, 2008. Photographer: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg News
Ian Thorpe, former Australian Olympic swimmer, lights the Olympic flame as the final torch bearer on the relay, in Canberra, Australia, on Thursday, April 24, 2008. Photographer: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg News

Here's what you missed this weekend in sports:

Impact Players
Instead of the knee-jerk reaction of questioning Peyton Manning's legacy after the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl loss, let's give credit where credit is due, to the Seattle Seahawks' historic defense.

Overwhelmed
Fans leaving the Super Bowl were trapped for hours waiting for New Jersey Transit, with several exhausted patrons collapsing in the heat.

Plush
The real star of Super Bowl 48 was Joe Namath's fur coat.

On the Prowl
Are the Phoenix Suns seeking a trade for the Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol?

Rinse and Repeat
Lolo Jones is back at the Olympics, in a much different sport with much different team dynamics.

Filling the Void
Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe has been on a desperate quest for meaning since retiring from the sport that he later found wasn't all that fulfilling.