No one expected them to get this far.
They were #6 in the NFC and this is the first time in history that the #6 NFC team has gone to play in the Super Bowl. Their QB, Aaron Rodgers, is only now getting the attention he deserves. And their defensive line is--forget about it. Clay Matthews is just the bomb.
Here is my point (don't worry, I do have one). All of these players have been on this team all year, and they weren't doing anything remotely like what they've been doing in the playoffs. It wasn't until all the pieces clicked into place that they started blowing everyone out of the water.
This reminds me of writing. (Yes, I'm going there--don't judge a girl for being a football fan & a writer.) You can have all the right pieces, but until they fall into the right places, no one can see your book for all it can really be.
For example: you can have amazing characters and great character development, a cool story, a superbly constructed villian, and a romance to make Romeo and Juliet hang their heads in shame---but it won't matter until you have the writing skills to pull it all together.
So anyway, my point is. Keep writing. When you're happy, sad, discouraged or devastated by your latest round of rejections--just keep writing. This is a skill that will continue to develop the more you use it. And if you keep working at it, someday you'll get that call and find out you're going to the Super Bowl.
Until then, don't give up...
AND GO PACKERS!!!!!!! WAHOO!!!!!