The Vince Lombardi Trophy is heading back to the frozen tundra today as the Green Bay Packers are the NFL World Champions. Congratulations!
In winning the Super Bowl, QB Aaron Rodgers was able to do something that even Brett Favre could not do in his one Super Bowl victory. Take home the MVP award. I think it is safe to say that Rodgers is out of the shadows of Favre, wouldn’t you? Of course the off-season antics of Favre made the embrace a lot easier years ago.
But this isn’t about Favre, not at all. Nor is this about the Dallas Cowboys who seemed to be a major focal point of the pre-game festivities…sometimes I could have sworn they were the first team to ever host a Super Bowl they were in. This instead is simply about a team that endured injury after injury and still managed to pull it together when it meant the most.
Winning all of their playoff games on the road, the Packers simply refused to quit. The score could have been much higher and out of reach earlier if the Packers WR’s could have caught their 5 dropped passes. Two of which could have been touchdowns. Still, the Steelers made a game of it coming to within 3 before the Packers were able to get the final 6 point margin in the waning moments.
The game was o.k. not great. It wasn’t an offensive onslaught and wasn’t near the defensive battle most predicted. Worth the watch but likely not as memorable as in recent years. This Super Bowl will likely be more remembered for the weather leading up to the game than the game itself. Unless of course your a Green Bay or Pittsburgh Steeler fan.
I suppose the Dolphins can take some comfort in knowing that they beat the Super Bowl Champions…on second thought.