Mike McCarthy Had Packers Measured For Super Bowl Rings Saturday Night, Did Not Sleep With Lombardi Trophy

The Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV Sunday night, taking home the Lombardi Trophy to Titletown, USA for the fourth time in the franchise's history. Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers' three touchdowns was obviously a big reason why the Packers are champions and the Pittsburgh Steelers are left wondering what could have been after mounting a second half rally. Another factor contributing to Green Bay's success? Head coach Mike McCarthy's pregame motivation. 

In speaking at the traditional Monday morning Super Bowl press conference (featuring McCarthy, Rodgers and Commissioner Roger Goodell), the head coach talked about how he had his team measured for their championship rings Saturday night. 

"I wish I'd have made a bigger deal out of it. I just told them that we're going to get measured for rings tonight, at snack. I felt it was the right time to do it. I talked to Sean Payton about some of the things he did from a scheduling standpoint. Scheduling is so important during the course of the week, and you want to do certain things at certain times, and I felt that was the appropriate time. I thought it would be special. I thought it would give us a boost of confidence to do it the night before the game. But that's about as far as I took it."

It certainly provided a boost to the Packers' confidence levels, but from the sounds of it, they didn't need much help: "We felt we were a better team than Pittsburgh," McCarthy said. "No disrespect for them ... but we felt we were a better football team coming in here ... That's why we were so confident."

And if you're wondering, no, McCarthy did not sleep with the Lombardi Trophy. 

"My wife is too good looking not to sleep with her. I didn't sleep with the trophy. The trophy is with our director of security, Doug Collins. I don't know if he slept with it. You'll have to ask him."

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