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On the Boulevard to the Super Bowl
It started out as a snap--at the opening of the period, everyone knew that the New England Patriots would possibly end up winning the Super Bowl. Yes, the Philadelphia Eagles may be a threat, but they get to the Championship game and back out. But something different happened this year...
The Eagles actually made it to the Super Bowl. For Eagles devotees, this was certainly a development. After years of making an effort, they finally obtained their mission of getting to the Super Bowl. If you make a home anywhere near Philadelphia, you would concur that fan-damonium broadened to a new level. Everywhere you look, all you could find was Eagles merchandise. Fans embellished their cars to the nines with Eagles license plates, tire covers, mud flaps, flags--you name it. Fans even garnished their places with NFL Merchandise and incredible inflated Donovan McNabb lawn ornaments.
Patriots fans did the very same. They got prepared for the huge game in style, because in their mind, they knew the Patriots would win. For their Super Bowl gathering, they located New England Patriots snack helmets, Patriots helmet plaques, and flags. Admirers even dressed their children in youth uniforms of their beloved team.
But, wait! There were more contenders in the course to the Super Bowl. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a decent season with their new and powerful quarterback. Patriots fans understood that they would have to conquer the Steelers in the Super Bowl, but they dropped out in the Championship game. This was, as predicted, a major defeat for the Steelers devotees. They are hard core devotees, and are true NFL memorabilia collectors. They await patiently for their team to boost yet again, but in the interim, they sport their Steelers hard hats with pride.
The other team that was a direct menace was the Atlanta Falcons. Not only did they have intimidating defense, but they had great receivers to take them to the top. No one guessed the Falcons to go as far as they did, even their fans. As the NFC Championship game drew closer, Falcons fans did anything they could to boost their team. They picked up a NFL merchandise they could get and located football fan faces to use instead of messy paint to cheer on their team. They made anything and everything with the Falcons name or team logo into a treasured sports collectible. But, the Falcons fell in the Championship game.
When it came down to the two best teams in the NFL, the fans cheered and the football flew but only one team could take it all. Patriots fans left the game happy, but the Eagles fans were plotting their revenge for the next season. In the end, the players in the NFL are important, but the fans are what carry the power and support for their team. Fans show their support in many ways, but most treasure their NFL Sports Memorabilia above all.
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