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Sunday Morning Bloody Mary: Your Conference Championship Rooting Guide

Well, today stinks. The NFL conference championships are being played, and our New York Giants have already been on vacation for what seems like an eternity. Mostly because it's been a much longer vacation than it should have been.

Anyway, here is my 'rooting guide' for today's action.

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
(NFC Championship Game, 3 p.m. ET, FOX)

I have no idea how you guys are looking at this game, but I am rooting with all my heart for Green Bay. I still can't bring myself to see the Bears -- with Jay Cutler at quarterback -- as a Super Bowl team. I know they have a nice defense and all that, but I still think the 2010 Giants are a better team. It would really tick me off to see the Bears make the Super Bowl. Especially playing on the mosh pit they call a football field.

At least I understand how good of a player Aaron Rodgers is. And whether it was partially caused by Philadelphia hangover or not, the Packers earned their way to the playoffs by beating the Giants on the field. I have to give up to them for that.

New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers
(AFC Championship Game, 6:30 p.m. ET, CBS)

I honestly don't know how any self-respecting Giants fan can do anything today except root like crazy for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, I'm no Ben Roethlisberger fan and truth be told I can't stand the Steelers, but haven't we had enough of this freakin' Jets-mania that seems to sweeping New York already?

I mean, c'mon! Pep rallies and send-off parties, lighting the Times Square Ball green, dressing up the Empire State Building in Jets colors. It's unbearable, even though I understand it. A Jets trip to the Super Bowl would be good for me in the sense that it would improve traffic over at SB Nation New York, but I don't think that's enough of a reason for me to root for the Jets. My head will explode if all of this love of everything green continues. So, please, root for Big Ben today.

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