"Fitting" end for Packers

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 4:55pm

Coach had players fitted for Super Bowl rings before game

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy
isn't exactly known for his public displays of bluster, and didn't
provide anything even close to bulletin board material for the
Pittsburgh Steelers in the buildup to the Super Bowl.

Behind closed doors, though, McCarthy pulled something pretty
brazen the night before the game: He had his players fitted for
rings.

Then they went out and beat the Steelers 31-25 on Sunday.
McCarthy's motivational ploy came as a shock to Packers players,
and center Scott Wells says that moment was when the possibility of
winning the Super Bowl "became real" to them.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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