Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Now that the smoke has cleared and I have had time to reflect, I am pleased to feature my team- Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers on the blog. It was so much fun to see the Packers win the big game this year, especially in the wake of the last few mediocre years and the fact that the team suffered so many injuries to key players this season. It is a testament to the leaders and coaches of this team that they were able to overcome such huge obstacles to win football's biggest prize. At the heart of the Packers' triumphant group were quarterback Aaron Rodgers, cornerback Charles Woodson and linebacker Clay Matthews. These three men set a high standard, and instilled in their team a will to overcome any of the slew of obstacles that threatened their season.
The Packers became the first NFC six seed to win the Super Bowl, and only the second six seed in the history of the NFL. I am excited for the future of this team because they are the second youngest team in the league, and will hopefully be less injury prone next season (if there is one). The return of players like Jermichael Finley and Ryan Grant will undoubtedly help the Packers get back to the Super Bowl in the years to come. The legacy of this incarnation of the team has been cemented, and allowed every cheesehead to forget that other quarterback- Brent something.