It seems that theory is already being borne out.
Packers players arrived in Dallas on Monday holding camcorders to capture every moment of their first Super Bowl experience, and they say they plan to do the same during the game.
"I've talked to veterans who have only been here once and wish they would have cherished it more," said Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. "I know the window is short in the NFL. I didn't even start until my fourth season. I want to remember every moment of this week and the game, of course, is the biggest part."
The Steelers say they understand where the Packers are coming from.
"I was the same way in my first Super Bowl," says Steelers fourth-year linebacker Lamarr Woodley. "I thought we had Super Bowl XLIII wrapped up in the second half against the Cardinals so I took out my Flip cam. Next thing I knew we were losing. Although I have really great footage of Larry Fitzgerald running into the end zone."
Teach me how to unsee what I just saw.
I want kids who are fans of my team's rival so I can taunt them and make them cry.
Chicago Bears: "Hest Is The Best"
Sample lyric: Hest is the best, meets the test, you know the man is blessed.
Poetic license is fine, but there are limits. You can't change the name of the person your song is dedicated to just to make it fit your chorus. And Devin Hester's nickname is not "Hest." Notice that in 1985 there was no "Payt Is So Great" song.
What this song says about the team: This isn't a tribute song for a quarterback or a defense or a star receiver. No, it's a song about a kick returner. When your most tribute-worthy player is a kick returner, that's how you become a home underdog in a conference championship game.
Performance notes: If you are a performer lauding someone's speed and athletic ability, you should try not to be so obese that you have to slump against a stage when you sing.
"It's pretty popular," said Matthews of the workout DVD series. "I was at a party a few weeks ago and a guy there was swearing by it. He had only been doing it for a week but said he could already see a big difference. I'm surprised I've been able to get into the shape I am without ever doing P90X."
Matthews, who can bench 225 pounds 30 times, squat 500 pounds, run a 4.6 40 and has a 36-inch vertical, hopes P90X can "take him to the next level."
"I overheard a guy at the mall say he's in the best shape he's been in in years," says Matthews. "He was holding his daughter in his arms like it was nothing. And my cousin said her co-worker did P90X for 3 months and lost, like, 12 pounds. He sent in a YouTube video to their site and everything. I don't know if they used it or not."
Packers strength and conditioning coordinator Tom Corbick said he is trying to discourage Matthews from switching to P90X.
"This is like 1996 when Mark Chmura decided he was only going to do Tae Bo. He had the worst season of his career," said Corbick. "I hate when these fad workouts come along. Ooh! Eat right and workout hard for 6 days a week over a 90-day period wow! What an ingenious idea!"
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Co there today. It's macical.