Episode Nineteen: Super Bowl XLV
It was a long NFL season: 151 days, 267 games. A summer’s optimism giving way to winter’s decay, leaving just two teams standing.
It was a long season for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. But while cheeseheads around the land rejoice in their record 13th NFL Championship and welcome the Lombardi Trophy back to Lambeau after a 14-year absence, Steeler Nation and 30 other teams are already thinking about how long it will take for September to return.
It was a long season, though it won’t be long before a new one begins.
But before we look ahead, we look back.
And because there aren’t enough words to describe the Super Bowl or what it takes to endure the long road there - and win it - “The NFL Season: A Biography Presented by SAP” shows you just how impactful this game is, when football’s grand finale took over North Texas for Super Bowl XLV.