Jun 16, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT
It has been seven years between title, the fact they won this year speaks to not only their longevity but also how they all adjusted and grew their games to fit a new system, and to their mental fortitude bouncing back after a tough loss last season.
They earned this, and they savored it.
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