Much like last year, there's no clear-cut Super Bowl favorite in 2013. Sure, there's the normal list of teams you think will be in the playoffs, but the fact of the matter is that even the usual suspects could miss out on the playoffs altogether. It's part of the NFL's appeal, but it makes being a fan that much more difficult. I'll explain.
For Patriots fans, the ones that were fans before Tom Brady came to town, being a fan means constantly being open to ridicule. Accusations of "band wagon fans" fly around successful teams in the NFL, and frankly, those accusations are true in many cases, but not all.
For fans of teams like the Lions and the Browns, being a fan is just maddening. While teams at the top of each conference are constantly rotating in and out, the bottom dwellers often stay relatively constant. In a league with so much parity, for some reason, some teams can't get in on the fun.
So, for new NFL fans, where do you start? For many, that choice comes down to pickin...