A week ago I joked that we should just skip the Super Bowl this year because none of the four teams remaining were all that easy to cheer for. I did say that the easiest Super Bowl XLV matchup to stomach would be the Packers vs. Steelers, though, and luckily I got my wish. On Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium, Green Bay will take on Pittsburgh in a battle of two of the most storied franchises in the NFL.
Although last week I was struggling to get behind any of the teams left in the playoffs, I have to admit, I don't think I'm going to have too much trouble cheering for the Packers. It wouldn't be the end of the world if the Steelers end up winning yet another Vince Lombardi Trophy, but despite being division rivals, I'm hoping Aaron Rodgers, Charles Woodson and the rest of the Packers get to celebrate a Super Bowl victory. I don't believe in division pride or anything like that, but I've never had too much of an issue with the Packers. Plus, I'd really like to see Woodson add a Super Bowl ring to his trophy case. (LaMarr Woodley already has one.)
Regardless of which team ends up winning Super Bowl XLV, I'm just glad it won't be the Chicago Bears or New York Jets. The thought of Jay Cutler raising the Vince Lombardi Trophy just didn't sit well with me, and after what transpired on Sunday, I'm sure quite a few people, NFL players included, feel that way. (I really hope somebody makes a "Jay Cutler is NOT a man" video and uploads it to YouTube.) As for the Jets, not a whole lot needs to be said. Seeing Bart Scott and company in the Super Bowl would have been equally as tough to stomach as Cutler being in the big game, so I would say the lesser of four evils definitely advanced on Sunday with Green Bay and Pittsburgh winning.
Now that the Super Bowl XLV matchup is set, the question becomes this: Which team do you want to win the game? Vote in the poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments.