As we get settled into the ever-exciting “Bye Week”, let’s take a moment to look back on yesterday’s NFL conference championship games.
First, in the NFC the Seattle Seahawks rallied back to win a game I had long switched the channel on (and therefore missed the entire comeback). Below is a sampling of merchandise which the Green Bay Packers faithful surely would have purchased this morning if they just could have held onto that lead:
Next up was the AFC Championship where the Patriots did their thing all over the Indianapolis Colts… either that or they didn’t properly inflate the footballs, we’ll probably never know just for sure. Anyways, the Colts lost and therefore the merchandise below will likely never see the light of day:
Not only are Colts and Packers conference championship merchandise now destined for third-world donations, as to are the various Super Bowl “dueling” merchandise… “dueling” merchandise is referred to items which feature the two finalists rather than just one team.
As for any championship game, once the semi-finals (or conference championships) are set there are four possible “dueling” outcomes…
Four shirts, only one will hit store shelves…
It’s not just clothing; flags, banners, and pennants are a popular “dueling” piece:
For the avid coin collector:
Or someone who just likes fancy prints?