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One more great weekend

January 20, 2012 - John Mehno
This is it, the last great football weekend of the 2011 season.

(Now that the season runs so long, are we going to have to start calling them by a double name, 2011-12, a la the NHL and NBA?)

I know the Super Bowl is in two weeks, but that's a big event with the endless pre-game show, the commercials, the bloated halftime show and whatever special show the network chooses to run after the game. Sometimes it seems like the actual football game is just an adjunct to everything else.

You have the two conference championships this weekend: Baltimore at New England early on CBS, followed by the New York Giants at San Francisco on Fox. If you like hockey, the day is even better. The Washington Capitals visit the Penguins at 12:30 on NBC.

So stock up on food and drinks before the storm hits, and get ready for a long day in front of the flat screen on Sunday.

My picks? I'll take the Patriots and the Giants.

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