And then there was one: With the Patriots' Andre Carter out with an injury, Shane Vereen is the only Cal football alum left with a chance to play in the Super Bowl this season.
It is the NFL's version of the Final Four. The AFC and NFC championship games are being contested today. Who will be the winners and Super Bowl XLVI combatants? Will it be Patriots-Giants? Patriots-49ers? Ravens-49ers? Or Ravens-Giants in the long awaited rematch of Super Bowl XXXV?
Personally, yours truly is hoping for Patriots-49ers. Shane Vereen in the Super Bowl against my favorite professional football team? Yes please. Now that I've said that, I've probably talked the Juju into striking me down and sticking it to me with Ravens-Giants.
This is your conference championship game open thread. Enjoy the games.
AFC Championship Game
Baltimore at New England, 12 pm PT, CBS
NFC Championship Game
NY Giants at San Francisco, 3:30 pm PT, FOX