Yes gentle Bat Cave readers, we're in for exciting times this weekend. The AFC and NFC Championship Games are here. For you non-American-football types, basically which ever two team prevail this weekend are the teams that will meet in the upcoming Super Bowl. Which everybody in America watches, even if they only do so for the commercials. But never fear, Super Librarian is here to give you the rundown on this weekend's games, and to help you decide who you should root for.
AFC Championship Game - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens
Why You Should Root For The Steelers: Probably the best team in the AFC. Great defense, their running back is healthy again, and you can't underestimate the hypnotic effect of Troy Polamalu's hair. Also, despite the fact their quarterback is the kind of idiot who rides a motorcycle without a helmet Big Ben didn't go to no flashy college like USC or Florida. No, he came out of Miami....of Ohio! Representing the MAC Conference. Gotta love that.
Why You Should Root For The Ravens: The kind of defense that will punch you in the face and send you cryin' home to your mama. These guys are tough. Ray Lewis is the guy everybody knows, but watch out for freak of nature safety Ed Reed. If Big Ben has a bad day, Ed is gonna make him pay. Also, their rookie (yes, rookie!) quarterback is one of the feel good stories of the year.
Who I Think Will Win: Well it should be the Steelers. They're better rested, healthier, and Ben has been in these types of pressure games before (they won the Super Bowl a couple of years back). But seriously? With that Raven's defense and how pumped up they'll be for the game? Anything could happen.
NFC Championship Game - Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals
Why You Should Root For The Eagles: Eagles "fans" are a diehard lot, but they'd boo their own grandmothers off the field. Basically you should root for the Eagles because of their quarterback Donovan McNabb. Here's a guy with a colorful NFL career. Some of his problems have been his own making (Not knowing the overtime rules? Seriously?), but most of them have not (Rush Limbaugh being a blow-hard ignorant jackass, getting boo'ed at the draft!, Terrell Owens being Douchey McDouche). I want Donovan to play well. I want him to kick ass and give the finger to every fan who has ever boo'ed him and every reporter that's ever given him shit. Because Donovan is amazingly talented. Seriously Philly fans, take one of my crap Buffalo Bills quarterbacks and give me Donovan. Then you'd have something to boo about!
Oh and his wife just gave birth to twins.
Also their defense kicks ass. It's gonna be a rough day for Arizona. Plus it will really piss off Terrell Owens if they make it to the Super Bowl and win. And really, who can't get behind that? T.O. getting hosed? That would even be better than when the Giants won the Super Bowl last year and Tiki Barber and Jeremy Shockey got hosed.
Why You Should Root For The Cardinals: Because Kurt Warner is their quarterback. The guy is older than dirt, is one of the true stand-up guys in the league, and has a thumb that's basically being held together by chewing gum and dental floss. But this man can still sling the ball. It's gonna be fun and gun baby! He's going to throw that ball all over the field, and watch for wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald to make catches that are against the laws of physics. Also if you're the type who always roots for the underdog? This is your team. Historically one of the worst teams ever in the NFL. They were just terrible for a whole lotta years, and now they're standing outside the pearly gates.
Who I Think Will Win: The Eagles. I fully expect their excellent defense to give Kurt Warner fits, and he'll have a hard time chucking the ball down the field. But honestly? Either team could win this game and I'd be totally OK with it.