Forget Lombardi on Broadway. Green Bay has the newest Super Bowl hit: Aaron Rodgers.Capping one of the greatest postseasons for any quarterback, Rodgers led the Packers to their first NFL championship in 14 years Sunday, 31-25 over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers reclaimed the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named for their legendary coach who won the first two Super Bowls and is making his own star turn in New York these days in the play named after him. Read More
Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and Nick Collins leaped into the end zone to finish off a 37-yard interception return Sunday, giving the Green Bay Packers a 21-10 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers at halftime of the Super Bowl.New to this big stage, the NFC champion Packers sure got comfortable fast.Not the championship-steeled guys from Pittsburgh, whose first half was marred by injuries and turnovers. They could commiserate with national anthem singer Christina Aguilera, who flubbed one of her lines. Read More
Jordy Nelson made a leaping catch for a 29-yard touchdown and on the next play Nick Collins intercepted a pass and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown, sending the Green Bay Packers a 14-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers after the first quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday.New to this big stage against a team filled with ring owners, the NFC champion Packers sure got comfortable fast. Read More
The football field won't be the only place fans can get a glimpse of stars at the Super Bowl — there will be plenty of famous faces watching the game as well.Celebrities began streaming into Cowboys Stadium Sunday afternoon to watch the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers.Hugh Jackman, John Travolta, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Micheal Douglas are among the attendees. Owen Wilson and Jamie Foxx — who both grew up in North Texas — were also there. Read More
Cowboys Stadium wasn't ready for the Super Bowl.About 1,250 fans were displaced because their seats were deemed unsafe — 400 who were sent home, and 850 who were given somewhere else to sit."The safety of fans attending the Super Bowl was paramount in making the decision and the NFL, Dallas Cowboys and City of Arlington officials are in agreement with the resolution," the NFL said in a statement. "We regret the situation and inconvenience that it may have caused. We will conduct a full review of this matter." Read More
Enough already about this Aaron Rodgers-Alex Smith-oh-what-could’ve been debate.
There’s just as good a chance the 49ers would’ve ruined Rodgers just like they’ve damaged Smith. Six years of offensive coordinator musical chairs. The pressure to win games the 49ers had no chance to win.
Who’s to say how it would have unfolded for Rodgers? Read More
As the 2005 draft crept uncomfortably along into hour 2, then hour 3, then hour 4 and beyond, Aaron Rodgers looked at the board, saw the words "Green Bay" up there and knew there was an outside chance his long day would end there.
Then, he heard his name. In a matter of seconds, he went from draft day disappointment to Brett Favre's backup.
A lot of baggage to carry up to the Frozen Tundra.
"I never thought it was baggage," Rodgers said. "I was happy someone picked me."
The Packers are happy, too. Read More
Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers fans headed to Super Bowl XLV have a narrow window left to reach Dallas, where snow and ice snarled air and ground travel for much of the week.Some gave up and are selling their game tickets, pushing prices down. Others are rebooking commercial flights and taking chartered airplanes.“We are putting priority on anything coming from the Super Bowl cities,” said Andrea Huguely, a spokeswoman for American Airlines. “We are doing everything we can to give them priority. We’ve still got today and tomorrow, even Sunday morning.” Read More
In the end, sport is about results, not possibilities. Sure, football, the 49ers and the Green Bay Packers would have been different if San Francisco had drafted the man who as a kid always wanted to play in The City — Aaron Rodgers. But they did not, and in retrospect, Rodgers is better off, if indeed the Niners are not.
Here he is, Aaron Rodgers, the kid from Chico, the kid from Cal, the kid who became a man and will quarterback the Pack in Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Cowboys Stadium. Read More
It’s not as if nothing happened. The suspension was imposed, for a reason which if it doesn’t beg the truth is hardly specific. Ben Roethlisberger missed the first month of the season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.That was the precise explanation about the charges from an alleged sexual assault on an allegedly drunk underage co-ed in the bathroom of a Georgia nightclub. Now, after his return, after sitting out the Pittsburgh Steelers’ opening four games, Roethlisberger and the Steelers have returned to the Super Bowl. Read More