HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii — The Green Bay Packers are thawing out in the islands, relishing every minute of their Pro Bowl experience. They would gladly trade in their floral leis, beach chairs and mai tais, however, to be preparing for the Super Bowl.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who is leading the NFC squad, says there's only one team that's going to be satisfied when the season is over — but it won't be the Packers this year.
The Packers have six players in the Pro Bowl. Green Bay sailed through the regular season with a 15-1 record before coming apart at home in a 37-20 loss to the New York Giants in the NFC divisional playoffs.
Receiver Greg Jennings calls the Pro Bowl a "consolation prize."