Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fans in Green Bay Hit the Streets to Celebrate

By James Briggs
Special to Page 2

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Seconds after the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, the NFL's smallest city looked a lot like Times Square on New Year's Eve -- with thousands of green-and-white clad fans greeting each another with high-fives, hugs and, yes, kisses.

Fans who had been at local bars all day poured into the streets to revel in the victory.

"We're gonna go to the river and enjoy some fireworks," said Shawn Welch, 33, of Milwaukee. "Vince Lombardi's trophy came back to Vince Lombardi's town."