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February 06, 2011

Super Bowl XLV (Ben)

The Packers have won Super Bowl 45. Congrats to Aaron Rodgers, the Packers Defense(who won the game) and their fans!

Ah, Super Bowl Sunday is finally upon us. This year’s contestants are the Packers of Green Bay and the Steelers of Pittsburgh. Much to Kratos delight, there are no cheerleaders for either team. Oh and Brett Favre has sent Aaron Rodgers a text wishing him good luck.

The Green Bay Packers squeaked their way into the playoffs with a little help from losses by the Giants and Buccaneers.The Packers are on a five game winning streak including their last two regular season games. They entered the playoffs as the NFC Wild Card at the lowest ranked 6th seed and have taken to the road to beat the Vick led Eagles, Ryan led Falcons, and Cutler/Collins/Haine led Bears.

Since the 1990 season when the NFL expanded the playoffs to twelve teams only one 6th seed has won the Superbowl.

The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the playoffs as the 2nd seed after winning the AFC North. The Steelers won three of the first four games of the season without starting Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who had been suspended for some unpleasantness in the offseason. The Steelers have had home field advantage throughout the playoffs. They beat the Ravens and Jets on the way to their franchise’s eighth Superbowl appearance.

Packer/Steeler Super Bowl History
The Green Bay Packers have been in four Super Bowls in the modern era and have won three( I, II, and XXXI).

The Pittsburgh Steelers, the only franchise to win six Super Bowls*, have been to seven in the modern era. Super Bowl’s IX, X, XIII, XIV, XXX, XL and XLIII. The only loss coming to the cocaine fueled Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX.

*N'case Yinz Jagoffs hadn't heard.

Team Logos
The Pittsburgh Steelers added a logo to their helmet in 1948. The logo you see is called The Steelmark, an insignia used by the America Iron and Steel Institute. It is made up of three colored hyper cycloids (diamonds with inward curving edges). Each color represents material needed to make steel. Yellow for coal, Orange for Iron Ore, and Blue for steel scrap. (Steel is almost always recycled.) The Steelmark is on the left and Steeelers logo on the right.

The G in the Green Bay Logo stands for greatness.
Misc. Links

Great Wall Street Journal article on Pittsburgh Steelers' Defensive Coordinator Dick Lebeau, the creator of the Zone Blitz defense. Dick Lebeau invented the Zone Blitz when he was defensive coordinator in Cincinnati. However, in 1991 he was fired and took a job as the Defensivebacks' coach in Pittsburgh. The Defensive Coordinator at the time was Dom Capers(the current Packers Defensive Coordinator). So, if while watching today's game you notice each teams' 3-4 defenses look similar, well that's because they are one in the same.

Why you should hate the Packers. Reason#8 is pretty convincing if true.

Why you should hate the Steelers.

The Terrible Towel was invented by Myron Cope. Cope did color commentary for the Steeler games. Here is audio of him. Yeah, we had to listen to that for 30+ years and he was almost always drunk.

Some Highlights to get you pumped up

Packers 2010-2011 Highlights

Steeler 2010-2011 Highlights

Moron Fantasy Playoff League Standings(Thanks to CDR-M)
1. thebotnet 451
2. waelse1 439
3. aaronrodgersismyhomeboy 432
4. CDR M 419
5. njrob 399

17. Dave in Texas 302

Crossposted at the Clarion Advisory

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