After last weekend's AFC and NFC Championship games, the stage has been set for Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas. I, of course, was rooting for Orange County's own Mark Sanchez to take the New York Jets all the way until their comeback against the Pittsburgh Steelers fell short in the closing minutes. The earlier game on Sunday pitted the Chicago Bears against their historical rivals, the Green Bay Packers, in a game whose outcome ultimately pleased the cheeseheads. An interception by BJ "The Freezer" Raji returned for a touchdown sealed the Packers' ticket to the big dance, but not before the big man took to the end zone to do a big dance in celebration
It might have been an attempted (and dangerous) "Lambeau Leap" had the game been in Green Bay. In any case, the Freezer's Beyonce-like hip sway in Soldier Field was just trying to put a championship ring on it (forward to the end of the video for the song-and-dance mash-up).
While Raji's antics provided for some good laughs, it's no "Icky Shuffle." Over the years, there have been some classic touchdown celebrations that have come close to it. Here's a list of five of the most amusing ones I could find on YouTube:
1. Ickey Wood's Aforementioned and Legendary "Ickey Shuffle"