The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to their 8th Superbowl in franchise history, which ties them for the most in NFL history. Pittsburgh also has a record 6 Superbowl wins which solidifies them as the greatest franchise of the Superbowl era, but they'll be facing arguably the most successful team in league history. The Packers have a combined 12 titles, three of which are Superbowls. When your league champion gets a trophy named after your former coach... you know you've got a pretty successful franchise.
Two historic franchises, two rabid fanbases, two great defenses, and two of the better QBs in the game. Other than the fact that these were probably the two smallest media markets in the playoffs, the NFL has to be pretty happy about this matchup. I'm certainly bummed the Eagles aren't there, but I have to admit I'm excited to see this game.
Also, if I can take a moment to pat myself on the back... this was the matchup I called and I nailed both games against the spread. Although, don't be too impressed by me because generally I've been awful picking these postseason games...â†µ
Next up is the Pro Bowl, then the Superbowl the following Sunday then... well, we're all waiting to find out. Possibly a lockout, an extended shut down of the league? It's hard to say what will happen, but suffice to say we should enjoy our football while we've got.â†µ