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!
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