It’s been a long time coming, but the Green Bay Packers are WORLD CHAMPIONS again! The Lombardi Trophy is coming home to Titletown, after the 31 – 25 defeat of the Pittsburgh Steelers in SUPERBOWL XLV last night in North Texas.
Aaron Rodgers led the green and gold to that drought ending victory, with 304 yards passing, 3 TDs and took home the MVP honors. Now, maybe all of the disillusioned Favre backers who are also Ted Thompson / Mike McCarthy haters can open their new-born puppy eyes and realize what a great job they both have done with the “storied” franchise.
Favre has his place in Packer history, there is no doubt about that, but, like all great things, they must come to an end sometime. Rodgers is Green Bay’s future for now, and if the fans like the way they felt last night then he’s the one they need to rally around.
As for Green Bay’s General Manager , Ted Thompson, he had the foresight to realize the past for what it was, and the future for what it needed to be, he built that it with Rodgers. Thompson also managed through the injuries that plagued this season, with a calm cool hand, believing in, and sticking with, his players.
Now, for the real straw that stirred the drink, Coach McCarthy. Big Mac dealt with several injuries to his original team early, and throughout the season, including a week 1 injury to his team’s leading running back Ryan Grant , an injury that kept Grant sidelined throughout the whole season. Somehow McCarthy and the Packers persevered, won the games that needed to be won, and arrived at Super Bowl XLV with the hopes and dreams of winning the “big one.” Then at the Super Bowl three of his starters, Charles Woodson, Donald Driver, and Sam Shields went down with injuries, only Shields returned late in the second half . McCarthy over came it, like he did all year, called the right plays and won Super Bowl XLV. Just think he didn’t even get one vote for coach of the year.