Mike McCarthy was no different than a lot of his players; the Green Bay Packers coach went home during the bye week.
But McCarthy did so to pay a visit to one of his old neighborhood schools and make a special presentation.
As part of the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll program, which recognizes schools and communities that contributed to Super Bowl history, McCarthy visited St. Rosalia Academy in Pittsburgh on Tuesday and presented the school with a commemorative golden football from Wilson.
McCarthy, a Pittsburgh native, graduated from nearby Bishop Boyle High School. Because it closed in 1987, McCarthy decided to honor St. Rosalia.
As part of the presentation, the Pittsburgh city council issued a proclamation making Tuesday “Mike McCarthy Day.”
McCarthy often speaks of his Pittsburgh roots and when Packers general manager Ted Thompson hired him in 2006, he said one of the things he liked about him was his "Pittsburgh macho."