When media and fans come to the 2011 Super Bowl, they may be looking for some parties. When players from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers come to Dallas, their coaches hope they won't be looking for parties. But even if there is some extra-curricular activities planned, their coaches can't really stop them from taking part.
"Youth is something you need to keep an eye on," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said. "They're human. They need to understand the limits. We're going to educate them like we always do."
Packers players will have a curfew during the week but McCarthy says he can't tell his players not to party -- as long as they're in by curfew. McCarthy hasn't announced what time that curfew is but the Packers are scheduled for the early (8:00 a.m.) media sessions so logic would say it'll be an early one.
Two names will likely be brought up when the Steelers and Packers talk to their players about staying on their best behavior this week -- Eugene Robinson and Stanley Wilson. Robinson, with the Falcons, solicited sex from an undercover police officer the night before Super Bowl XXXIII. Wilson, with the Bengals, went on a cocaine binge the night before Super Bowl XXIII. Obviously those are incidents no one wants to see repeated.
With all the hoopla surrounding the week leading up to the Super Bowl, it's easy to forget that there's an actual game to be played. Stay with Behind The Steel Curtain and Acme Packing Company for more Steelers and Packers updates throughout the week.