Victory calls for tradition

By Emmanuel Colon
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Fans of the green and yellow, the time has come to wear our cheeseheads for the big game. Despite having a 10-6 record this season and making the playoffs as the sixth seed in the NFC, the Green Bay Packers have defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Chicago Bears to secure a position in Super Bowl XLV against AFC champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers are definitely a force to be reckoned with, but I have no doubt in my mind that the Packers will win the Super Bowl this season. Green Bay’s offense has been phenomenal this season with Aaron Rodgers (3,922 passing yards and 28 passing touchdowns) and his receivers.
The team’s defense is no laughing matter either with 47 sacks and 24 interceptions (not to mention Clay Matthews will give the Steelers offense a run for their money.
Numbers can say a lot of things about a team, but they never tell the whole story.
The Packers are about tradition and honoring the football greats that were once an essential part of the team including: Curly Lambeau, Don Hutson, Bart Starr, Brett Favre, and the legendary Vince Lombardi.
Throughout its history, the Packers have won a total of 12 NFL Championships (more than any other team in the NFL) including three Super Bowls.
Green Bay hasn’t won a Super Bowl since 1996 and their last appearance (prior to Super Bowl XLV) was in 1997. Now they’re gunning for another big game win, but Pittsburgh stands in the way.
They hunger for that honor to be brought back to Green Bay, for the team is the only non-profit, community-owned team not only in the NFL, but in the nation’s sports professional major leagues.The team isn’t just playing for personal glory, but for the 150,000 residents of Titletown, USA.
With the likes of Mike McCarthy, Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Charles Woodson, and Clay Matthews, Green Bay will destroy the Steel Curtain to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy and take it back to where it belongs.