Two of Michigan's finest are going head-to-head in Superbowl XLV on February 6, 2011. Question is, who do ya got??
Woodley's already has a super bowl ring and Woodson needs a super bowl ring to go along with his Heisman
Looks like a left hook to be followed by a right cross. Quinn's about to be down for the count.
Even better Woodson Picture. Bout to go to the crib.
My bad Fail...
Too bad I don't have some cool avatar that people would like to look at atleast.
I played High School ball against Woodley, so I am going to have to go with him.
The headmaster at my daughter's school has a picture of Ray Nitschke on his office wall. I asked if he was a Packers fan and he said "No, I played against him in high school."
"Wow," I said, "what a memory to look back on."
His response: "Yes, it's much more fun to remember than it was to live through."
Don't like the Pack but I hate the Steelers. Plus, the whole "Woodley's already won it" thing.
1. I hate the Steelers
2. I would love for Woodson to finally get that ring!
Beating OSU for the Rose bowl and the Steelers for the Super Bowl, Great Googly Moogly (yeah I went there) that would be NICE!
While I love both players, I def have to take Woodson. He's my all-time favorite Michigan player...And he doesn't have a ring and hes reaching the end of his professional career. Great to see Michigan well represented in Super Bowl tho
Exactly what I was going to say. I live in western pa and hate the Steelers. Im surrounded by Steeler fans 24/7. I would love nothing more than a Packer beat down led by one of my favorite Wolverines of all time. Itd be awesome for Charles to be able to add a super bowl ring to his long list of nfl accomplishments.
I live in NE OH and good god am I sick of the OSU/Steelers fan. You wanna talk about front runners, didn't hear anything from these folks in the 80's-mid 90's, but now b/c the steelers/tressel are good, I have to deal with this BS all day everday. Here we go!!!
Dude it sucks. The worst part is the Steeler fans HATE them when they are bad. Last year they wanted the coaching staff fired and how Big Ben sucks and all this other shit. It irritates me so much. I had to delete my facebook account because of all the nonsense Steeler fans were writing. It's crazy. At least my friends who are Browns fans like them every year. Hell, Im a Chargers fan and they have more talent than anyone and they havent been to a Super Bowl in like 15 years. I like them just as much as I did back then. Shit pisses me off. Sorry for the rant.
You guys should take a look around CBus these days. I'm amazed at how many Steelers jackets I see every day at the store or on the street. I guess the incredibly gritty Browns/Bengals question is too much to handle anymore.
Many of the people you're talking about will bet a lot of money in response to any offer to wager. Cultivate this. Monday morning, the first thing you tell everyone is that Green Bay will be favored ("by at least 3"). Be smug about it. Say you're just about the biggest Aaron Rogers fan going: you wish to God he'd gone to Michigan.
That will get them really talking.
Then, when the lines come out, and you were right, you'll have all kinds of conversations.
You'll have to be careful: there are three OSU grads on Green Bay's defense, including AJ Hawk (ee). The OSU Truebluds might just agree with you. But, play it right, and you could make a lot of money (i.e., get them to give you GB + 7. They'll do it.)
But, will they pay up?
get a ring also, but Lamarr is from my hometown. I don't think Rodgers will be able to stand up to the pressure. He looked real good until yesterday and the Steelers will bring the heat. Big Ben's faced it all year so I would put my money on a second ring for Woodley.
I don't hate the Steelers, but I would also love for Woodson to get that ring! Finally!
Hoping that our Michigan Men proudly announce their alma mater during the introductions..
Michigan has a MICHIGAN MAN now so all the alumni are gonna make sure they ALWAYS SAY IM FROM MICHIGAN
to win this one. Woodley already has one and Woodson has been playing his whole career trying to get one and doesn't have much left.
Sorry, but you're not the 2009 NFL defensive POY and not have much left.
Five forced fumbles and 76 unassisted tackles in 2010. CDub's still a major force.
Packers all the way. No hate for the Steelers. I'm in KC now, but lived many years in the Detroit area. Always felt like Pitt was a lot like Detroit (maybe not so much anymore).
But, of course I want to see the greatest defensive college player ever (see: Heisman) win a Lombardi trophy.
Then GB will get fat&happy and let the Lions squeak by them.
(On another OT note: figures the Lions are more ready than anytime in 12 years; and there won't be any games to play.)
but the man is 34 years old. I say he has about 4 more years at most, and I contrast that with Woodley who will have plenty of more chances because he is only 26.
Therefore, I'd like to see Woodson win one while the chance is this good and may not come again.
Might be the perfect capstone to a great career.
though it's nice to have the choice.
Don't forget about Larry Foote.
I got Michigan, baby. The Maize and Blue for the win!
... I root against Big Ben for obvious reasons. I'll take the Pack in a 2-0 victory.
Woodson all the way. Love Woodley, but Woodson probably should have played in the SB with the Raiders (I know, Tuck Rule with Brady - too many great UM players in the pros, somebody has to lose) and it would be a better story, IME, if the Pack won instead of the Steelers again.
Still one of the most entertaining games I've ever seen... And thus my Avatar
Woodson did play in the SB with the Raiders
Not to be a stickler, but Woodson did play in a SB with the Raiders (Gruden Bowl). He was injured and his team was overmatched then, so I am glad he gets another shot, and I hope they win.
edit: dangit, beat to it.
Woodson had an interception early in that SB that actually lead to the Raiders taking a 3-0 lead. That was the highlight of their day.
As a Pittsburgh native I say Bring the Wood.
Like my dad used to say when we were about to light the camp fire, "Bring the wood, son."
Shook his hand at a Saginaw County track meet once. Yeah, I know it's lame, but I'll never forget it. He was my favorite player that year and still is one of my favorite players.
As I said earlier in the day, Charles Woodson is who I got.
I WANT MY RING BABY
Lamar has a ring already. If Charles wins this superbowl, he will have gone through his career as
- Mr Ohio High School Football
- NCAA All American, Nagurski, Thorpe, Camp
- Heisman Trophy (only D player ever)
- Multiple Pro bowls and All-Pros
- NFL Defensive MVP
A superbowl win would absolutely cement his legacy as one of the best football players ever, period. Not to mention he's got a big heart and gives back to those in need. He is the man and I'll be cheering for him to take it home.
On a side note, can anyone think of a player who has won a national title, heisman trophy, and a superbowl ring?
I've looked and looked but can't seem to find Reggie Bush's name throughout the heisman winners... weird
Well Reggie's Heisman is vacated, so Woodson would be the only guy to accomplish that feat.
Tony Dorsett, Marcus Allen and *Reggie Bush (Heisman vacated but I still view him as the Heisman Trophy winner)
Not Peyton manning.
I know people from Tennessee who finish every post (and every other paragraph) with "Go 'Vols."
Sometimes I'm tempted to say just two words to them: "Charles. Woodson."
Super Bowl XII
1976 National Title at Pitt
Yep you guys are right. Forgot about Dorsett and Allen.
a very short list and definitely elite company
Don't forget National Champion for Charles in 1997.
- Superbowl MVP!!
GO BLUE in the NFL!
Dead on. The only thing left would be the hallowed and holy ground of Canton OH, a fitting end to the journey at some future point.
I was at the '98 Rose Bowl (only bowl game I've ever been to). We were really on our heels, down 7-0, about to go down 14-0, and the WSU fans were chanting "overrated." When Woodson turned the tide with that spectacular pick in the end zone, the entire Michigan section stood up and chanted right back, "HEEEEEIS-MAN! HEEEEEIS-MAN!"
One of the most beautiful moments of my life.
Charles needs a ring. Charles deserves a ring.
But the better team deserves the ring.
If he comes ready to play, and Makes some plays, and wins, wouldn't that be sweet?
He'll deserve it if he makes plays.
I think he will.
(Edit: Have I mastered the art of column writing yet?)
Woodley gave me a beer. (One of the best stories of my life.) But gotta go with Woodson
Tell the story, I would like to hear this one.
I'm interested too
This past 4th of july. I was out on Higgins Lake with a couple buddies and my brother. My Brother and I always take a football to the lake for obvious reasons. Basically the story was LaMarr came up behind me and tried to take the ball, then tried to get me to trade the ball to him for a beer. I refused and he laughed and handed me the beer. When he handed me the beer and I saw the wolverine tatoo on his arm and I finally realized who he was. He was really cool tho. We talked to him about RR and Antonio Brown for a couple min.
Cool story, bro. Not in a sarcastic sense, though. That really is a very cool story and I'm glad I asked!
yes that would be an awesome experience !
what did he say about RR, was it about him being terminated?
It was before the season and he said that RR had one more year. I guess he was right
And some dude as big as Woodley tried to take my ball, I'd give it to him and thank him for allow him for not taking my life.
Want Woodson but think the Steelers win. Lamarr Woodley is great though.
I'm not an avid fan of either team, but I'd have to go with Sir Charles on this one. Dude deserves a Super Bowl ring for being an elite corner.
As much as I love Woodley and the Steelers I really want to see Woodson win this one. Both are in my top five favorite Wolverines ever I give the slight edge to Woodson because he doesn't have one.
Plus I have a buddy on Green Bay and would like to see him with a ring too.
Woodson all the way!! Love Woodley, but despise his rapist teammate.
Great name and avatar. I'd like to see Woodson take this one, GO PACK GO.
Woodley gets a scoop and score, the game is tied 7-7 indefinitely and for the first time in history neither team wins. That would be my preferable outcome since I dislike both teams.
And if you're just joining us, happy Fourth of July from the Superbowl.
GO PACK GO!!!!!
The only thing I like better than the Steelers is Michigan. So as much as I like Woodson I want the Steelers to win and if they come out like tonight in the first half - all business - the they will win.
I like Wood!! err....
Wood's a nice thing to keep handy.
Woodson, but I think Woodley gets it. The steelers will shut down aarons party. But Woodson gets a pick and Woodley gets the game clinching sack just like he did in his last super bowl game.
There's a message about Michigan defense in here somewhere.
I predict that Woodley and Woodson will realize that if they teamed up, they could both win the superbowl.
I'm rooting for co-MVPs. Just to add to the Woodson lore (and Woodley).
As most others have said, Woodson. Woodley is a beast, and I love him, but I would be thrilled if Woodson could finally get his ring.
I'm really hoping he gets a pick and gives the shoulder shimmy-shake. Pleeeeeease let me see the shoulder shimmy-shake just one more time.
Being a CMU alum, I find it hard to pick against Antonio Brown and the Steelers, but being that my love for Brown is second to the great Charles Woodson, I will be cheering for the Packers. Also, Green Bay has three former CMU players on their roster. Go Pack!
Would love to see Woodson have a big game.....
It's tough, but from everything ive heard so far the steelers won't resign woodley. Maybe superbowl MVP would change their minds.
Because all Heisman winning former Michigan players wearing number 21 for the Packers should win Super Bowls.
Don't get me wrong, I hate the Steelers. Howeva, as a Lions fan, I will never, ever, ever root for the Pack.
as Lions fans, who do we really hate? No one hates us. They mostly just feel sorry for us.
This could be changing as early as next however (if there is a season)...
If Brett Favre still played, it would be like the battle of the Quarterback pedophiles. After the game they'd have Chris Hansen present the award to the winning QB.
Fortunately, the Packers have Rodgers and I'm a huge Packers fan. So I got Woodson. Go Pack!
Well, I am a lifelong Steeler fan, but I cant think of a better reason to lose a Super Bowl than seeing Charles Woodson get his ring
Win/Win as I see it for the Hoke/Mattison 2011 Campaign
I want Charles by a long shot. Sorry Wood!
but i would love to see Woodson finally get his Ring to match his MICHIGAN national Championship ring along with his Heisman.
GO WOODSON GO!!
woodson with no doubt. He needs a ring. GO PACKS!!!
Rooting for Woodson. Not so much the Packers, but unfortunately, they are the team I have to root for as an ancillary to Woodson finally winning a Super Bowl ring.
I love Woodley but:
Also, if Woodson helps the Packers win this Super Bowl then his Hall of Fame resume will be that much stronger. Having two former Wolverines get in with Brady and Woodson would be GREAT and bode well for the Michigan lore. "Go Pack Go!"
in his first game against OSU in 1995, as a true freshman, Woodson shut down senior and Biletnikof winner Terry Glenn and got 2 picks, one of them in the final minute when OSU had driven to our 34 yd line. Epic.
In comparison, Woodley's helmet-shot on Troy Smith in 2006 (on an incomplete 3rd and long, no less) cost us the biggest OSU game in school history. Not that Woodley wasn't a great Wolverine, etc., but...
Against OSU Woodson gave us all more endorphin rushes than any Michigan player I can think of (Desmond Howard and John Kolesar would be up there). Tom Harmon still has the best individual performance by a Michigan player against OSU, but I'm not sure what he did against the Bucks apart from the 1940 game.
It was Crable not Woodley with the costly helmet-to-helmet hit.
wouldn't it be cool if Charles could somehow repeat the the feat of our last Heisman wiinner to play in the superbowl for the packers and win the MVP award??
But I'll root for Woodson. I always go for the most high profile Muchigan guy, who may help us in recruiting and such. Thus, Brady first (damn I want him to win at least 1 or 2 more so we can say to recruits "hey, we had the greatest QB of all time....). And a pick 6 for the win from one of the few Heisman/National Champ guys seems like the road to recruits, with a possible SB MVP (our 3rd guy). Though if Woodley can pull it for with 4 sacks and a fumble return for a TD, I'm down with that. That, and I want to drive Tennessee people nuts with Woodson doing as well in SBs as Manning. But we were guaranteed a guy would get a ring before today even started, so we were good to go. (OK, if Todd Collins could have lead the Bears to a ring, THAT might have topped all....)
Woodson having as many Super Bowls as Manning as well as winning the Heisman and NC over him would be an extra special treat from the game. "Go Pack Go!!!"
Woodson because Roethlisberger should be in prison.
Chuckie Dubs FTW!
Lamarr has won already. Chaz has been a premier player in this league for a long time. He deserves it.
As much as I hate the Packers, I'd love to see Woodson win the championship he deserves.
For giving me one of the greatest memories ever, I will take Mr. Charles Woodson.
Woodson and Woodley Unite in the 3rd Quarter to produce a super defensive player - a hybrid DL/DE/LB/CB and destroy both the steelers and packers, bringing the Super Bowl Trophy to Ann Arbor.
Woodley already has a super bowl ring, and this will be a step in the right direction to see Charles Woodson in the pro-football hall of fame.
Woodley already has a Super Bowl ring so it'd be nice to see Woodson get one this year.
I've been a Steelers fan since I was 8, but Charles Woodson is my favorite Wolverine.
But I want Woodley to have a good game.
And honestly, it won't break my heart if the Steelers win. Being a Bears fan, this is not a great Monday morning.
Unless CW goes out on offense, they're not going head-to-head.
Rooting for GB, but if the Steelers win, that's fine. I like both teams, especially since they play outside on real grass.
Woodson is the reason i like the Raiders and the reason i buy #2 Michigan jerseys.
Woodson. My favorite player without a ring.
I like Woodley a lot and i have a lot of respect for him, but I think I have to go with Woodson.
Its WOODley v. WOODson you mind as well put Tiger WOODs in there. The new topic is, if he can win a tournament before the super bowl, which is saying that he wins this weekend or next.
Packers win! Woodson gets his ring, retires and coaches the DBs at his alma mater. Where he will eventually become the DC when Mattison retires. What defensive recruit wouldn't want to play for the only defensive player to win the Heisman?