Last night's FIFA Women's World Cup final captivated the world and the United States in particular, with the USA playing Japan for the title for the second straight tournament. After losing on penalty kicks four years ago, USA came out with a vengeance, scoring two quick goals in the first five minutes before going on to win a 5-2 decision and earning their third-ever Women's World Cup title.
Many Green Bay Packers were celebrating the game and the victory on Twitter last night, and we found a collection of their commentary during and after the game.
Early on, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was excited, and his love of Happy Gilmore was evident following Carli Lloyd's two quick goals early:
His teammates lost their collective mind, though, when the US broke through with their third and fourth goals before the twenty-minute mark:
This is awesome!— Jared Abbrederis (@abbrecadabra) July 5, 2015
This is actually happening! Keep it up ladies, keep the foot on the gas!— Ty Montgomery (@TyMontgomery2) July 5, 2015
It's personal #USA— Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) July 5, 2015
Ok I lied. The game is over now— Nathan Palmer (@natep4) July 5, 2015
After the team took a 4-0 lead, Rodgers campaigned for head coach Jill Ellis to bring in Abby Wambach as a substitute, and got his wish midway through the second half:
One Packer has serious respect for these ladies:
Male soccer players can learn something from these girls.. Tough.— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) July 6, 2015
Finally, once the team closed out the 5-2 victory, there were plenty of wishes of congratulations all around:
Congrats Ladies!!!!! Great accomplishment for the Country! #USA— Jayrone Elliott (@Jay_Elliott15) July 6, 2015
Adrian Hubbard (@__unchained42) July 6, 2015
Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) July 6, 2015