January 23, 2011
The good, the bad and the bloody all came out to battle for the NFC Championship title this Sunday. Green Bay vs Chicago.
Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler meet up before the big game
photo credit AP- D.Phillip
What most Midwestern and old franchise team followers would call the Real Bowl game of the season, started out with an Aaron Rodgers run in for the Green Bay Packers first touchdown of the game. Rodgers and the Packers would own the field in the first half, keeping the Chicago Bears scoreless.
Jay Cutler had to leave the game early from a knee and elbow injury and Chicago called in their backup QB, Todd Collins after half time, who could not perform to the Bears season winning caliber. It would take the third-string QB, Caleb Hanie to get the Bears on the score board.
Hanie's arm brought out the blood after their first touchdown of the game and tempers were flaring between the NFL's oldest rivals. It brought back the many memories of Green Bay vs Chicago games through nearly a century of playing that earned them the nickname black and blue division.
Touchdowns and interceptions seemed at a dizzying pace throughout the second half. Hanie's first touchdown pass seemed for anxious minutes to fans of the Bears a promise of glory. But his next possession ended up in a straight line throw to B.J. Raji who clamped onto the pigskin and ran as graciously as a 370+ pound defensive lineman can. Raji's first NFL touchdown! Which he quickly celebrated in his self named "The Freezer" style dance.
B.J. Raji unwieldy yet handily touchdown run
AP Photo Credit
It was a old school rockem' sockem' game. One that will be talked about for ages. The Bears gave a great and valiant fight, but the Packers were the victors with a new title to take back to Titletown, U.S.A.
Rodger and Cutler after the game
AP Photo credit
I have to offer Jay Cutler a curtsy for such a great season. After all he did throw for over 3000 yards the last two seasons. His fellow team mates where quick to come to defense after cat calls and speculation about how bad his knee was injured. Veterans and other team mates alike said Cutler was not the type to ever complain about pain or injury. One said he saw Cutler's knee shaking when he was trying to get it into action for a possible return to the game. He is scheduled for an MRI tomorrow. It has to be heart breaking to play so well and fight to get this close to a Super Bowl game and then have to sit it out on the bench while you watch your team out there still fighting. I wish him fast and complete healing, he is, as well as the whole Bears franchise worthy opponents.
photo credit the Green Bay Press-Gazette
I also think Aaron Rodgers has earned his day in the sun out of the shadow of QBs past. The Pack is Back! Yeehaw!
So now my faithful readers I hope you join me and the rest of crazy football fanatics as we watch the coming battle of Titletown vs Steeltown in the journey to the 45th Super Bowl. 02-06-2011
Did you watch any of footballs final four today?
Who do you think will ultimately become the newest
Super Bowl Champions?
until next time,
your not so sports reporter
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