With a victory in Super Bowl XLV, the Green Bay Packers bring the Lombardi Trophy back to "Titletown."
However, for all NFL fans, there is one thing that was most importantly achieved.
Brett Favre should no longer be in any conversation going forward regarding the Green Bay Packers.
When it looked like the Steelers were making a serious comeback in the second half, the Packers put the game in the hands of Aaron Rodgers. They put their faith and trust in him and he delivered big time. The Cheese Nation is celebrating their Super Bowl victory because of it.
And the world is celebrating the official demise of Brett Favre.
No more Rachel Nichols camping out in Favre's front lawn in Mississippi; no more talk about the impact Favre has had in Green Bay over the past 20 years; no more question general manager Ted Thompson's decision of letting Favre go in favor of Aaron Rodgers.
The celebration is still going on in Green Bay and rightfully so. The Cheeseheads are still in the streets partying like they did during the days of old.
Is Aaron Rodgers now an elite QB in the NFL (i.e. in the same conversation with Brady and Manning)?
Now the NFL fandom can celebrate the official end of the Brett Favre era. His shadow no longer casts over the city of Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers shadow, however, is growing larger and larger, and no doubt he will lead the Packers back to the big game again in the future.
Do you think Vince Lombardi is up above smiling now that the trophy is back in Green Bay? No doubt—and he's not screaming "what the hell is going on out here."
He knows exactly what's going on.
James Walker is a National and Syndicated Writer for Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can also be contacted via Google Talk/Buzz and Yahoo Instant Messenger as BRJamesWalker.