|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLDespite their fair share of injuries, the Green Bay Packers took the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31 – 25 and took back the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Aaron Rodgers took the game's MVP, trowing for 304 yards and winning his first super bowl, equal to Brett Favre. But Favre never managed to win the super bowl MVP, so for many fans, Rodgers has finally proved himself and gotten out of Favre's shadow.
The Packers made the playoffs as a wild card, after two late season wins, then they defeated Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Chicago, to make it to the big game. Defeating the Bears was a great victory in itself and for the Packers to finish out strong with the Super Bowl Victory, proves they are best team in the country.
The Steelers are a Super Bowl powerhouse team, owning six Super Bowl victories, in just eight tries, but Ben Roethlisberger could not pull it off this year. Ben experienced his first Super Bowl defeat this year, saying “I feel like I let the city of Pittsburgh down, the fans, my coaches and my teammates and it's not a good feeling”. Ben was looking for his third Super Bowl victory, but Rodgers was able to keep it just out of his reach.
Rodgers was also causing a little controversy with his touchdown celebrations. In fighting events, such as MMA Fighting, Boxing, and Wrestling, the fighters will make a motion with their hands around their waists, to symbolize the championship belt. Rodgers was making this same motion to the crowd when touchdowns were scored.
At the sportsbook, we love a little friendly taunting, but other reports did not feel the same. After the victory, Rodgers managed to get a WWE championship belt that he was wearing over his shoulder.