On the other hand, the Green Bay Packers are nowhere near where I thought they'd be. I'm totally shocked at their 3-3 record. Who would have thought that after 6 weeks, they'd be the third place team in the NFC North.
But it is, what it is. At least both of my teams won this past weekend. So I figured I'd show off two recent purchases... each at discounted prices. Both are huge additions to my PC, because each of these players are players I admire on multiple levels.
Let's start off with my autographed Aaron Rodgers mini-helmet:
Last year, I decided to start collecting autographed mini-helmets. Brett Favre was my first purchase. Now I own a Rodgers. One of these days, I hope to add a Bart Starr to the collection and complete the Green Bay Packers QB Trifecta.
My second purchase was this autographed photo of former Seattle Seahawk, Mack Strong:
You may or may not have heard of Mr. Strong, but he's often regarded as the greatest fullback in franchise history and was elected by Seahawks' fans to their 35th Anniversary Team.
During his 15 years with the Seahawks, he only rushed for 5 touchdowns. However, he blocked for three different 1,000 yard rushers: Chris Warren (1994 and 1995), Ricky Watters (1998, 1999, and 2000), and Shaun Alexander (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005).
Thanks Aaron and Mack for all you've done for your teams and fans. I'm stoked to add both of your autographs to my collection.
Okay, let's get back to talking about the current NFL season. This year has been full of surprises so far.
Who do you think are currently the NFC's and the AFC's top teams? Do you think they'll end up facing off in Super Bowl XLVII?
Although the Atlanta Falcons are the only undefeated team remaining, I think the San Francisco 49ers are the most balanced team in the NFC. I can't explain their disappointing losses to the Vikings and Giants, but their wins have been pretty impressive.
In the AFC, I'll go with the Houston Texans. Sure they were brought down to Earth by the Packers, but overall they're one of the most talented teams in football.
And my Super Bowl XLVII prediction? I'm sticking with the Packers over the Patriots (for now). It's all about who gets hot in December... and hopefully the Packers will do exactly that.
Happy Tuesday everyone and sayonara!