Monday, February 7, 2011

Today's High 5 - Super Bowl XLV Edition

5. To excuse-making coaches, GMs, owners, players and fans in every sport and every city:

The 2010 Green Bay Packers were your worst nightmare.

They lost 15 guys to injury during the season, including some of their best players. Nevertheless, they won five straight games down the stretch, including three straight road playoff games. Then, in the Super Bowl, they lost No. 1 defensive back Charles Woodson and offensive stalwart Donald Driver but still beat a good Steelers team to win it all.

More than ever, excuses are for losers. And for driving that point home, we all should thank the Packers.

4. When it comes to truly great NFL QBs, you've got Brady, Manning, Brees and Aaron Rodgers.

Not necessarily in that order.

3. Ben Roethlisberger threw two INTs that led directly to Green Bay TDs. He tried to rally the Steelers but failed miserably on the final drive.

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

Big Bad Ben is bound to be pretty upset for the next few months, so I recommend keeping your daughters, sisters, nieces, mothers and grandmas somewhere very safe.

2. That was quite a shot at the end of the game of 325-pound Steelers DT Casey Hampton dejectedly walking off the field with his belt undone and his massive gut protruding from under his jersey.

For the record, Fox had a strong game, providing many outstanding camera angles of big plays to go along with Troy Aikman's always insightful commentary.

1. Was it just me, or were the commercials especially lame this year?

Oh, and can we please just declare Bruce Springsteen an American Treasure and beg him to do the halftime show every year until he's 80 or so?


  1. Good Stuff, Mike. Being a Bears fan, wish they had been there instead, but hats off to the Pack. I feared one of those lucky 13-3 years from the beginning of the Bears year. I hope they do not let their fine record go to their head. Make Lovie show he can get them there again before extending everyone. At least we don't have to worry about a Shoop promotion this time.

  2. as they said in kung fu panda...i bow before the master...

  3. As we used to say in the olden days "right on"!

    Each year is different, teams either improve or fall behind. The NFC North is going to be one tough division next year.

    Will Green Bay be the Bears major obstacle for the conming years? What about the Vikings and improving Detroit?

    No reason seen here to extend Lovie given all the above.

    It will be interesting.

  4. tmad here. Briefly, Anthem and half-time, pathetic. First half commercials, really lame, better during late second half. Rodgers, the Anti-Cutler (or vice versa). And the Bears coaching staff and QB deserve winners' shares for TWICE not finishing off the Packers when they had the chance.