Championship Sunday is nigh!
As a kid, this was my favorite football Sunday of the year. Playing for a ticket to the Super Bowl -- and deciding conference supremacy -- was enough to fire anybody up. But the other cool part was that, so often in the '80s, one of the teams was a pretty big underdog: the '83 Seahawks, '84 Bears and Steelers, '86 Redskins, '89 Rams. Too bad all those teams got Rickrolled. Yet, every once in a while, a squad like the '85 Patriots would roll all the way to the Super Bowl -- then get crushed there.
That's just not the case this year. Each of the four teams playing in the two conference championship games features a premier quarterback and an offense that can put up points in flurries. And the road teams are simply too strong. Le'Veon Bell has been the best RB in the league (sorry, Zeke and D.J.) over the last eight games, while we're all wondering what's coming next from Aaron Rodgers' soaring legend.
Brett Favre also beat the Falcons the next season, in the '95 Wild Card Round. That was the first of three postseason tilts between those two franchises, with the Pack holding a 2-1 edge. But is Green Bay the stronger team right now? See below. Your thoughts are welcome: @HarrisonNFL is the place.
Let the dissension commence!
**2)** Rodgers to Cook, Sunday.
That's what I would say today.