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McCarthy's surprise motivation: ring fittings


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn't exactly known for his public displays of bluster, and didn't provide anything even close to bulletin board material for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the buildup to the Super Bowl.

Behind closed doors, though, McCarthy pulled something pretty brazen the night before the game: He had his players fitted for rings.

Then they went out and beat the Steelers 31-25 on Sunday.

McCarthy's motivational ploy came as a shock to Packers players, and center Scott Wells says that moment was when the possibility of winning the Super Bowl "became real" to them.

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