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Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers In Historic Super Bowl

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers are preparing to meet in Super Bowl XLV.  Both teams are dripping with history - the Packers have won more overall NFL Championships than any team - including 3 Super Bowls - while the Steelers have won 6 Super Bowl titles in 7 appearances in the Big Game.

Add to all of that history the fact that Mike McCarthy, head coach of the Packers, grew up in the out-skirts of Pittsburgh as a huge Steelers fan during the 1970's when Chuck Noll was leading the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins.  McCarthy's family still resides in the Pittsburgh neighborhood and McCarthy still has plenty of ties to the community.

For the quarterbacks, Ben Roethlisberger will be going after hsi 3rd Super Bowl ring, while Aaron Rodgers will be looking to put the ghost of Brett Favre to bed completely - finishing a rapid turnaround for the Packers who told Favre to stay away prior to the 2008 season when Favre retired, then decided he wanted to play.

The game will also feature two of the best heads of hair in the NFL, with Steelers' safety Troy Palamalu(Head & Shoulders) on the same field with Packers linebacker Clay Matthews(Suave).

The Packers are a 3 point favorite with the game still over a week away.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.