I'm not a TV guy. I'd rather do than watch others do. But I watched or listened on radio Sunday to every play of both conference championships.
The first game I watched in New England South; everybody in the house rooted for the Patriots. They either had grown up with the Patriots, hated Baltimore (the Pittsburgh fan) or had picked the Patriots to win (me.) Ok, there was one other guy, andhe pulled for New England because if he had not he'd be asked to leave, the food was pretty good.
Was cool to be with people who cared so deeply. I care, but I've lost the ability to cheer. Watched Minnesota, my school, play a double-overtime game at Illinois not long after Christmas, and almost cheered. I was on the verge, I really was. I think I pumped my fist. Out of practice, you know?
The New England fans understood. Sit in this chair and good things happen. Stand here and good things happen. Leave the room when there's an especially important play a good thing will happen -- such as a missed field goal.
Game was tremendous, especially if you were pulling for the Patriots. I would have watched with Baltimore fans, but I know only two.
Second game also was outstanding. Compare the method with which the NFL ends the season with the way college football does. College football uses a pageant. NFL plays games.
I picked the Giants, so I was pulling for them. Went 2-0. But even if I were 0-2, it would have been a great day for football. Not as good, though.