Green Bay Packers Are 2011 Super Bowl Champions


The Lombardi Trophy is returning to Green Bay as the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV. It’s the Packers fourth Super Bowl victory and 13th overall championship.

Welcome Aaron Rodgers to the class of NFL’s elite quarterbacks because his 304 yards and three touchdowns couldn’t have been on a bigger stage or against a better defense. For his historic performance, Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP.

As expected, the battle between the league’s two most historic and storied franchises was a thriller to the end. Fitting that the Packers came out on top after persevering through some costly injuries and mental miscues, much like they  did during the regular season.

By: Nick Grays

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Aaron Rodgers: Draft Day Bummer to Super Bowl Champion?

Aaron Rodgers and Packers GM Ted Thompson

A few days ago I was wasting a few minutes on Sporcle.com (well, actually it was closer to an hour) and I came across one very interesting quiz that led to the inception of an idea which was very unpopular inside my very own brain from the second the synapse fired. In fact, the minute I let it out it’s going to be looked down upon among most of my family and friends and even more soured by the fan base I hold allegiance to. Nonetheless, here goes:

Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback to be drafted in the last decade.

By Peter Christian

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Packers Woodson Aging Like Wine, Deserved Higher Spot Among Big 10 Icons

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Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson is making his second trip to the Super Bowl. As he makes his next trip to the NFL title game to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl 45, his play is aging like a fine wine.

And it’s fitting because Woodson is an oenophile who developed his interest in wine while playing for Oakland, near the world famous Napa Valley. He partnered with former Robert Mondavi winemaker Rick Ruiz to develop a signature wine label, “Twenty-four by Charles Woodson.” I’ll give you the whine to go with your cheese by saying Charles Woodson is number twenty on the Big Ten Icon’s top 50 student athletes. The list is based on their accomplishments during their collegiate years; there will be no consideration for his professional career, well maybe a little.

Woodson played college football at the University of Michigan for the Michigan Wolverines. In 1997, Woodson led the Wolverines to a national championship. He is the only player in the history of NCAA Division I-A football to win the Heisman Trophy as a primarily defensive player, edging out then University of Tennessee and current Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. The look of “are you kidding me” surprise on Peyton Manning’s face is one of the enduring images in the Heisman archives.

By West Lamy

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Super Bowl 45 Site, Cowboys Stadium: Behind the Scenes Tour!

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We finally have the match-up set for the 2010 NFL Championship. The Green Bay Packers will meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl 45.

They’ll battle in Arlington, Texas at Cowboys Stadium a.k.a. “Jerry’s World,” “The House that Jerry Built,” “DeathStar,” “Boss Hog Bowl,” “Jones Town,” and “Jones-Mahal.”

The $1.2 Billion palace was financed mostly by Jerry Jones himself, although the taxpayers in the city of Arlington picked up a sizable chunk ($325 million). It costs $18 to take the tour that I experienced, and will now summarize here.

I was fortunate enough to get this behind the scenes tour as part of the Nike Football Media Summit 2010, a phenomenal event and product rollout taking place on the famous new field in Dallas.

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Packers Stun Bears En Route to Super Bowl


Similar to the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears ugly match-up in week 17, someone had to win the NFC Championship. After three quarters of stifling defense and a riveting fourth quarter, the Packers edged out the Bears 21-14 to become the second-ever #6 seed to make the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XLV will mark the Packers fifth overall appearance in the biggest game of them all. In that game, they will be vying for their fourth Lombardi Trophy.

It may be hard to fathom, but it wasn’t Aaron Rodgers or Clay Matthews who stole the headlines this Sunday. It was a couple of rookies in CB Sam Shields, P Tim Masthay and second-year DT B.J. Raji who came through in the clutch to send their team to Dallas.

By: Nick Grays

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