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Sunday
Feb062011

Green Bay Packers: Superbowl XLV Champions

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I'm so proud of the Green Bay Packers, as they've won the Superbowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25.

What a great way to end the season after after earning the 2010 NFC Championship title with a wins over the Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles — all on the road.

It's been a tough couple of years as a Packer fan, with the Favre circus and this year's team dealing with so many injuries.

What a wonderful experience to watch the Packers come together and unify, beat the top 3 seeds in the NFC on the road, and then win Superbowl XLV in Dallas.

I've been most impressed with how this team sticks together and just keeps fighting and believing in each other, despite circumstances. I've been personally encouraged with their example of never giving up, even when things get tough. Coach Mike McCarthy said it best:

“Really, with the way our season went, the trials and tribulations that we encountered, to me, that was how we were shaped,” McCarthy said. “I think it's made us a better football team. It's challenged our character. I think we’re really grown through it. Our players truly believe that we will be successful in Dallas, just like they truly believed that we were going to be successful here today.”

Character is where it's really at - in football and in life.

Congratulations Green Bay Packers!

Related Links

I've just found these excellent videos capturing the sound and imagery of the game:


NFL.com - Sound FX: Super Bowl XLV part 1



NFL.com - Sound FX: Super Bowl XLV part 2



NFL.com - Sound FX: Super Bowl XLV part 3


NFL.com - Ultimate Audio: Superbowl XLV

Photo: Rick Wood

Reader Comments (5)

It's cool to see the Pack back in the big game and if I wasn't a die hard Steelers fan, I'd probably be cheering for them. So, congratulations... but Go Steelers!!

January 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJason Long

Thanks Jason! I'm a fan of the Steelers as well, so this will be a great game — but I have to pull for the Packers in this one. Go Packers!

January 24, 2011 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde

Jason, that was a great game man - Packers won but lots of respect to Ben and the Steelers!

February 12, 2011 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde

Mike, love your site (and blog), but wanted the Steelers to win.

You Wisconsinites have a classy team in the Packers--and Mike McCarthy is from here in Pittsburgh.

February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Fries

Thanks John - we appreciate McCarthy and his Pittsburgh roots. As as a Packer fan, I respect Steelers fans (we're a lot alike).

I'm also a fan of the Steelers so it was an interesting game, especially since I watched it with a friend and Steeler fan - I pulled a little harder for the Packers in this case.

Quite the game too - right to the last seconds!

February 22, 2011 | Registered CommenterMike Rohde

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