I have to be honest I wasn’t going to toss one of these up if the Steelers had won. In fact just by mentioning the word “Steeler” I know we’ll get a few trolls heading to this website. I don’t know who taught those people to use the internet but no one in this country is better off for it. But instead, congratulations to the Green Bay Packers and Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers on an extremely successful season.
The Packers took to the tough road, winning three road playoff games after securing a Wild-card berth (and knocking the Bucs from the playoffs). The fact that the Packers basically advanced from what could have been the Bucs’ playoff spot does hurt a little bit, but this wasn’t a dislikable Packers team. You have to root for a guy like Aaron Rodgers. He got passed over for college and had to attend a community college in Butte before getting into Cal. He was passed over in the draft, disrespected by Brett Favre and always seemed to be on the short end of the stick. Now he’s got the last laugh after playing a tremendous game Sunday evening and accomplishing something not even Brett Favre did, winning a Super Bowl MVP.
As for the Steelers, another great season for a classic NFL franchise. I may not like them (hell, I can’t stand them) but you have to respect the consistent organizational success that franchise enjoys. You also have to enjoy listening to a bunch of Steelers fans complain about fair-weather Packers fans. Steelers fans literally invented the bandwagon, it was one of Pittsburgh’s first contributions to this country. It’s funny listening to them complain about another team’s fans when they boast one of the top fan-bases in football and a city that’s actually got a smaller population than Tampa (by 20,000). You do the math there, about a third of Steelers fans have probably never even been to Pennsylvannia. Ok, I’m done taking shots. Congrats to the Packers.
It’s just a shame this means the end of football for a while. Maybe longer…