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Jermichael Finley continues to bask in SB glory

Posted on: February 14, 2011 11:47 pm
Posted by Andy BenoitJ. Finley

It’s hard not to like Jermichael Finley. He’s outgoing, honest, humorous and insanely talented. This is part of the reason virtually everyone took his side during the little team photo controversy (Come on, so he’s on IR – no big deal; let the guy in the photo! seemed to be the sentiment.)

Those who follow Finley on Twitter know that the tight end has been unabashed in his euphoria regarding the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV victory. Because Finley is so likable, few have pointed out that the team pretty much won the title without him (he went on IR in October).

But on Monday, Finley made it difficult for observers to continue to smile and go along with his Super Bowl chest thumping. He tweeted out a picture of his green 88 jersey with the Super Bowl logo on the breast, saying, “Super Bowl Jersey. Taking it to get framed.”

Really? Framing an unused game jersey?


Since: Feb 15, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2011 11:00 am

Jermichael Finley continues to bask in SB glory

Finley is part of the team and should take pride in helping to get them to the Superbowl. He contributed during the season to help get the team to their goal. Practice squad players, office staff all did their jobs and have an equal piece in this victory. That's what I tried to instill in my Little League players for 25 years. Do the job in front of you at the time and you contribute to the team. Besides with a lot of people playing today it (the jersey) would have wound up on ebay!

Since: Jun 12, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2011 10:46 am

Jermichael Finley continues to bask in SB glory

I have no problem with Jermichael doing this, he is an important part of the team that happened to get injured. He still contributed to the team and made them better, even if for just a part of the team. If I were the last person on the roster and played zero minutes in the Super Bowl, or was on the practice squad and called up for just one game and never sniffed the level of importance that Finley is to the Packers, I would frame my Super Bowl Jersey or do anything else to commemorate the championship. Finley, Barnett, Grant and all the rest of the injured Packers are still part of the team and get to bask in the glory, it may not ever happen again.

Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2011 12:30 am

Jermichael Finley continues to bask in SB glory

Andy, think about it this way.......... my favorite player of all-time (Dan Marino) has never won a SB. Finley, on the other hand, just happened to be on IR on a team that did, and thus is going to HAVE a SB ring. He probably wont see the inside of the HOF unless he tours the place, but he does have that ring! He's just a young buck who's probably a little too exuberent, and not using his head. But, it's certainly NOT worth getting worked up about.

Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2011 12:08 am

Jermichael Finley continues to bask in SB glory

What kind of dumb article is this? Your saying we were "on his side before" and now we shouldn't be because hes framing his Super Bowl jersey? What the hell else should he do with it? Sell it and cause another month of debate on how he wanted to be in the picture but tossed out the jersey. Hes framing a jersey iv got got jerseys framed from athletes all 50$ to get it framed and at least hes proud his team won, its not like he has a wall of Super Bowl jerseys. The guy got hurt, not his fault and is proud his team won the Super Bowl and will be playing next year. Get something real to write about in your free time and find a real job, as this article makes zero sense. I think you packed a "super bowl" and then wrote this.

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