The Green Bay Packers are the champions of the NFL!
They will add another Lombardi Trophy to the three they have displayed in their Hall of Fame at their home stadium, Lambeau Field.
None of the Packers playoff victories happened at Lambeau, but several of their final games at home were “must-win” if they wanted to make the playoffs. The Packers did not disappoint their home fans.
Congratulations to the Packers, Green Bay and the great state of Wisconsin!
Super Bowl XLV is happening on February 6th in Dallas, Texas. It’ll be the Green Bay Packers versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
I have no problem knowing who to root for in this one. Here’s why:
5. I’m sick of all those hair care commercials starring Troy Polamalu. With a Packer win, we can expect a new crop of ads starring Clay Matthews and/or AJ Hawk. Huge improvement!
4. If Aaron Rodgers wins the Super Bowl, the media can stop talking about Brett Favre so much and focus on the guy who is the actual quarterback for the Packers right now. The less Favre coverage I have to hear about, the better. Also, an Aaron Rodgers win means a Ben Roethlisberger loss. And that makes me happy. I like Rodgers much better than Roethlisberger.
3. Both the Packers and the Steelers have won the Super Bowl before, but the Packers haven’t won it since 1997. The Steelers won in both 2006 and 2009. If we can’t have a first-time champ, I’d like to see the team that hasn’t won for awhile get the ring.
The 1997 Super Bowl Trophy in the Packers Hall of Fame
2. I hate the Steelers and seeing them in the Super Bowl makes me angry. I still haven’t gotten over Super Bowl XL. Seeing the Steelers actually lose in the Super Bowl would help ease my pain just a bit.
1. A Green Bay win will make my husband very, very happy. And that’s the best reason of all. Go Packers!
It’s fall, and that means it’s time for some football! Here are a few balls we saw when we visited the Football Hall of Fame in Canton:
This football is signed by all the members of the 1929 National Champion Green Bay Packers
This football is signed by Seahawk Steve Largent and is the one he caught for his 100th career touchdown pass. Largent is enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
The basic football hasn’t changed much, has it? It’s still pretty much the same size, shape and color as it was when professional football got started in the USA. Although, when football got started, it didn’t have an audience of thousands every Sunday, so some things have definitely changed.
With the start of the NFL season right around the corner, a photo from our summer visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame seemed appropriate:
We took a lot of interesting pictures of the inside of the Hall of Fame during our visit, which you can see here. Both the Packers and the Seahawks were well represented, so we both had a good time. The exhibits were fascinating and there was a lot to see. If you’re a gridiron fan, consider putting Canton on your list of places to go – you won’t be disappointed!
We have tickets to see the Packers against the Seahawks at Qwest Field! It’s always exciting to go to a football game, because so few of them are played. In honor of the occasion, here is a special doodle that might be more appropriately called a drawing, as it took me about an hour and a half to do:
While the Packers don’t have a mascot, one of their old logos is of a running back holding a football. He is the basis for the Packer player. His number, 5, was worn by Paul Hornung, a great back for Green Bay and a Heisman trophy winner. The Packer player’s uniform is based on the ones worn in Hornung’s day (note the long sleeves) although the helmet is modeled after current Packer helmets.
The Seahawks’ mascot is Blitz, a costumed character who wears the number 0. He appears at all Seahawks home games, wearing the current Seahawk uniform. Blitz doesn’t ever wear white pants, because the Seahawks wear all blue at home and all white on the road. I think they should change this, and wear white pants with their blue jerseys, so that’s what I have Blitz wearing.
While the Packer has caught the ball, Blitz is making a valiant effort to bring him down. Will Blitz succeed? Or will the Packer push him away for some yards after the catch? Like the game we’re going to see on Sunday, the outcome is yet to be decided.