From the Packers’ official Twitter account, here’s a summary of the live tweets from ‘Return to Titletown’ at Lambeau Field, a celebration of the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV victory.
‘Return to Titletown’ has started at a sold-out Lambeau Field.
President/CEO Mark Murphy the first to take the mic, thanks “the best fans in the NFL.” Says no other city in the NFL could have done this.
Murphy thanks the shareholders, board of directors, employees. Commends the job that GM Ted Thompson and his staff did this season.
Schmitt just announced the permanent renaming of a street that will be named McCarthy’s Way.
Wayne Larrivee just introduced Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt.
Larrivee just introduced Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Declared February ‘Green Bay Packers Month’ for the state of Wisconsin.
The players will be introduced shortly at Lambeau Field.
The coaches and players are coming out by position group.
Several players and coaches slapping fives with fans as they walk out.
QB Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the quarterbacks getting a loud ovation. Chants of ‘MVP’ for Rodgers.
Head Coach Mike McCarthy comes out with the Lombardi Trophy, letting fans touch the trophy as he walks.
McCarthy thanks the fans, calls them an energy force for the Packers.
GM Ted Thompson says “it’s a great day to be a Packer.” Says it took everybody on the team to win the Super Bowl.
McCarthy said after the Packers lost to Arizona last year in playoffs he could tell from talking to players that a Super Bowl was possible.
President/CEO Mark Murphy, who won a Super Bowl as a player in Washington, said it was special to bring Super Bowl home to Green Bay fans.
S Nick Collins, CB Charles Woodson, defensive coordinator Dom Capers and LB Clay Matthews now at the podium.
Woodson says Super Bowl title is something that nobody can ever take from them. Matthews thanks teammates and fans.
Capers was head coach of Carolina team that lost to Green Bay in 1996. Joked that, “If you can’t beat them, join them.”
P Tim Masthay said he never thought it could be so much fun to punt in cold weather.
Jordy Nelson said it is great for the team to put its stamp on Packers history. Donald Driver gets loud ovation as he blows kisses to crowd.
RB John Kuhn thanks fans for coming out in the cold on a work day to support the team.
QB Aaron Rodgers greeted with chants of ‘MVP.’
Rodgers tells the fans that they plan on being back here again to do the exact same thing next season.
That is it from ‘Return to Titletown.’ Check Packers.com later for more coverage of the event.
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