At long last, the National Football League is returning. Having resolved a labor dispute without a single missed touchdown pass or fine, the entire sporting public is primed for the 2011 campaign.
Fans are relieved of the burden of actually planning activities for their Sunday afternoons; players, coaches and assorted team and stadium personnel are getting their paychecks; and those who own unwieldy and garishly painted vehicles used only for tailgating no longer have to feel like perhaps they had made an imprudent investment.
And, speaking of imprudent investments, perhaps no community is as pleased to have the NFL back as the Las Vegas bookmakers. Armchair handicappers abound these days and a flurry of offseason moves -- including Chad Ochocinco arriving in New England, Plaxico Burress signing with the Jets, and Nnamdi Asomugha landing with the Eagles -- during the shortened offseason have people talking themselves into all kinds of odds. Moreover, all of these moves have left us with nearly 10 teams -- and 10 fanbases -- that feel like it's their year. Needless to say, there figures to be no shortage of money wagered on futures bets on the next Super Bowl champions.
Here are the odds on each team to raise the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season. Scroll down and tell us who you think will win Super Bowl XLVI.
*All odds provided by Bodog.com