Vince Lombardi: Green Bay Packers Bring Lombardi Trophy To Its Rightful Home
Vince Lombardi Would Be Proud of These Packers
It was a hell of a ride for the Green Bay Packers this season, but they ended it in style with a 31-25 victory of the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
Shortly after things went final, FOX broadcaster Joe Buck did the moment perfect justice when he said, "The Lombardi Trophy is coming home."
Indeed, Vince Lombardi earned the right to have his name emblazoned on the Super Bowl trophy by leading his Packers to victory in the first two Super Bowls ever played back in 1966 and 1967. All totaled, he won five NFL Championships, as the Packers also won the league championship in 1961, 1962, and 1965.
These days, Lombardi is regarded as one of the true legends of football, and he is probably quoted more than any other figure in the history of American sports.
There was a pretty huge gap in between Super Bowl victories the last time the Packers took home the Trophy in 1996, when a young Brett Favre led the Pack to victory over the New England Patriots.
Favre was able to shed the ghosts of Packers past with that win. And this year, Aaron Rodgers sheds the ghost of Brett Favre with his victory. But both of them did just fine by Coach Lombardi, and it's a good bet that the three of them will be mentioned in the same sentence for years to come.
On balance, the 2010 NFL season was a humdinger, and football fans around the country can be forgiven if they're already looking forward to next season.
If you are, you might get a kick out of our list of 10 Matchups We Want To See In Super Bowl XLVI.
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