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The last great football weekend

January 23, 2010 - John Mehno

Yeah, I know the Super Bowl is yet to come, but the enormity of that event sometimes detracts from the actual football game.

You have the long, long pre-game show, the celebrity halftime show, the endless on-field post-game show...there's a lot happening, and sometimes it seems like it's all geared for people who don't really care that much about football.

So we have the conference championship games this weekend, which will determine who goes to the Super Bowl.

If you like hockey, you can make this a tripleheader: Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers is on NBC at 12:30, followed by NY Jets at Indianapolis (CBS) and Minnesota at New Orleans (FOX). I think the Colts and Saints win and advance to the Super Bowl. I'm hoping for the Colts and Vikings.

Even if you don't like hockey, Penguins-Flyers should be good for a few fights. Nice way to warm up for the NFL games.

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