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NFL Playoffs: Conference championship open thread

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We are assured of seeing Cal alumni in the Super Bowl. The only question is how many.

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We have reached the NFL's version of the Final Four.  It is conference championship Sunday.  Here is your schedule for the day;

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS - SUNDAY, JAN. 18
NFC: No. 2 Green Bay Packers at No. 1 Seattle Seahawks 3:05 p.m. ET FOX
AFC: No. 4 Indianapolis Colts at No. 1 New England Patriots 6:40 p.m. ET CBS

In the NFC Championship, the 12:05 pm local time start in Seattle is the earliest kickoff time in Seahawks history, for whatever what's worth (which is probably nothing).  The game is a rematch of the Week 1 contest in which the Seahawks drubbed Green Bay and in which Aaron Rodgers inexplicably avoided Richard Sherman's side of the field the entire game. Will we see that avoidance again today? Somehow, I think not.

In the AFC Championship, the Colts-Patriots playoff rivalry is renewed with another duel between Andrew Luck and Tom Brady. If the Patriots win, we will see Shane Vereen in the Super Bowl and be assured of Cal football alumni being on both Super Bowl participants.  If the Colts win, we will be assured of Andrew Luck being in the Super Bowl. So...who you rooting for?

This is your open thread for the conference championship tilts. Enjoy the games.