Super Bowl Bound: Countdown to the big game - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Super Bowl Bound: Countdown to the big game


ARLINGTON, TX (WKOW) --  The Packers and Steelers kick off Super Bowl 45 on Feb. 6th at Cowboys Stadium.

The Packers and the Steelers don't arrive in Dallas until Monday. The Packers, of course, have been red-hot: winning five straight elimination games to get to the Super Bowl. The players admit the Super Bowl has been on their minds for awhile.

Cornerback Charles Woodson said, "I think about it around the clock. I don't know how much more than that you can think about it. So you feel good about winning in this NFC Championship. But that's not the end-all. So there's still some more to get to. But it's an everyday, every minute, every second thought for myself."

Defensive end Ryan Pickett said, "This is why we play, man. This is my 10th season. And to be at this point, when we're this close, that's all I can think about now is winning a game."

Some traveling to the Super Bowl from Wisconsin left as early as this weekend, anticipating the blizzard conditions set to begin Monday, and worsen through Tuesday night into Wednesday.

But, here at home, businesses are cashing in on the Packers big game. Business is up more than 50% for Wisconsin Active Apparel store near Madison. T-shirt store Sconnie Nation in Madison says their Internet traffic has more than tripled since last week's NFC Championship Game. The owner says his sales are up more than 200 percent.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at