I’ve re-written this opening sentence at least five times. I was worried about being inarticulate two weeks ago when the Packers won their way in to the Super Bowl, so winning it all has left me pretty tongue-tied.
Despite the fact that they never trailed, I was pretty nervous last night and had a hard time coming down from that to enjoy the win. It seems more real this morning and I was more emotional watching recaps and clips on the morning news than I was after the game last night. That said, it’s finally all sinking in and I can’t believe the No. 6 seed Packers won six straight games to get to the pinnacle. After a loss to Detroit mid-season, I thought the team was done. I thought they’d never be able to get over losing so many opening day starters. I thought they would never find a run game.
Instead of waxing philosophical, here’s some of my favorite pictures of last night’s win, courtesty of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Aaron Rodgers has been putting on an imaginary championship belt after every TD this season. This time, the belt got to be real.
We all “awww’d” at the pictures of Drew Brees and his son from last year, so here’s Greg Jennings celebrating with his children amongst the confetti.
Word is that Charles Woodson tried to speak to the team at halftime and was so choked up that he couldn’t finish, which basically left the rest of the team choked up. A veteran player on a young team, Woodson was the heart and soul of the defense and it was tough to see him go down with a broken collarbone. It was so great to see him with the trophy.
It’s not a celebration pic, but I love this picture of BJ Raji apparently telling the Steelers to Bring It On.
These next few pics are from ESPN.com
Greg Jennings celebrates a touchdown
Nick Collins and Clay Matthews celebrate after Collins’ pick six.