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Green Bay Wins the Super Bowl

And Ed Sabol gets into the Hall of Fame

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy.(Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Congratulations to Green Bay Packers fans. (And Pittsburgh Steelers fans? You have six trophies. Please don’t request my sympathy until your team’s owner has resorted to the courts to get your favorite sportswriter fired.) Going into last night’s game, the consensus was that the Packers were slightly better than the Steelers, and that’s exactly how they played, and what the final score—31-25—reflected. Turns out the Steelers’ vaunted defense did have a weakness, and it was its cornerbacks, and that’s how Packers’ four-receiver Jordy Nelson led his team with nine catches. But ultimately, this was MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ victory. The Packers won their fourth Super Bowl and their 13th NFL title, the latter the record.

Other big news out of the weekend is that Ed Sabol, 94, the founder of NFL Films, was one of six new announced inductees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Whether you know what it is or not, your understanding of the NFL has been shaped by NFL Films’ trademark mythologizing style. He is, of course, Jewish. Packers and Sabol? There seems only one way to end this post:

Packers Put the Title Back in Titletown [NYT]
NFL Films’ Ed Sabol Chronicled the Game as Hall of Fame Peers Played [USA Today]

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thanks for all the support for the Pack, Marc. Enjoy this: http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/115488079.html

children and divorce says:

The LVP or Least Valuable Player Award This year’s recipient? Ben Consentlessberger for giving the game away. Perhaps it could be known as the “Carson Palmer Trophy”. Okay, that was uncalled for…

Also, Green Bay’s making it to and winning the Super Bowl- and tying the record for fewest rushes in the game itself, makes me so eager to install a power-rushing scheme in my own offense. Okay, beating a dead horse here…

Srsly, good game, right team lost, and the combo of Aguilera and the Peas/Slash/Usher was perhaps the worst anthem and half-time show I’ve ever witnessed.

children and divorce says:

Untold story of the superbowl – the packers have a player on their roster who is actually going to be charged for raping someone. However, this failed to be mentioned by anyone ever.

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