I'm not exactly sure who to root for today in the Conference Championships. Maybe you're having the same problem. At the very least, I can toss out a prediction, sure to blow up in your face should you use it for betting purposes.
All I know is that I wish it were the St. Louis Rams playing today. They haven't been to a conference championship since the 2001 season, when they ultimately lost to the Patriots (cough, cheaters, cough) in the Super Bowl. Maybe next year? Ok, before I offer a useless prediction, I'll try to help you decide who to root for today. Here you go fellow Yojimbo.
NFC Conference Championship
Why you should root for the Packers: Owned by the people, and the only team to disclose their finances (because they have to) in the lead up the CBA battle; moving on from their Brett Favre past;
Why you should root for the Bears: Vindication for Mike Martz; so many ex-Rams;
Line: Green Bay by 3.5
Prediction: Bears 21, Packers 17
AFC Conference Championship
Tonight's game in the AFC looks equally as promising, and offers what ought to be a real showcase for tough defense. Which of course means a high scoring blowout...
Why you should root for the Jets: Foot fetish freaks are people too; killer pass rush
Why you should root for the Steelers: Steelers main man Dan Rooney (also the Ambassador to dear old Ireland) has come out publicly against an 18-game season; shutting down lame trash talk;
Line: Steelers by 4
Prediction: Jets 14, Steelers 10
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