- — The NFL regular season is in the books. The AFC and NFC title games are done. Now it's up to the New England Patriots and New York Giants to whip the country into a lather when these two Northeast teams head for the ultimate NFL showdown.
Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, Feb. 5 means finding the perfect place to party while rooting for Tom Brady's Patriots or Eli Manning's Giants. Of course, some NFL stars past and present are not exactly hurting when it comes to palatial digs big enough to host the neighbors.
Which one of these guys would you like to score an invite from to celebrate that unofficial national holiday?
NFL career: New England Patriots (2000-present)
New England Patriots' MVP QB told the post-game crowd at Foxboro yesterday that he, well, kind of stunk it up against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC title game. But with an arm that will land him in the Football Hall of Fame, Brady doesn't have a lot to sweat -- at least on the football field. In real estate matters? Well, Brady's been a little down on his luck trying to sell his apartment in the Boston real estate market. After taking a $400,000 price cut from his original 2009 list price, the home was re-listed in early October for $10.5 million. The 5,311-square foot condo offers 3-plus bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a master suite, luxurious kitchen and a state-of-the-art gym.
NFL career: Dallas Cowboys (2005-present)
From the looks of it, the All-Pro defensive end is moving up in the world of high-end real estate, listing his Dallas-area home for a cool $2 million. Not that surprising, considering the five-time Pro Bowler is the highest-paid Dallas Cowboy ever, signing a six-year, $78 million contract extension, $40 million of which was guaranteed. Ware's home is located in one of Dallas' finest gated communities and maxes out at a whopping 9,304-square feet of living space. The manse features four living areas, numerous bonus rooms, a wine porch, seven fireplaces, a theater room, and chef's kitchen.