Boston College Fan Rooting Guide For The NFL Conference Championships

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 1: Mark Herzlich #58 of the New York Giants keeps eyes on the offense during a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The NFL Is down to four teams, and only two of them have Boston College ties. Your rooting interests shouldn't be too tough to figure out this weekend.

New England Patriots vs Baltimore Ravens, 3:00 on CBS

The Patriots of course have two Boston College Alumni in their ranks with Dan Koppen and Ron Brace. Unfortunately neither of those players are active for today's game. Koppen was knocked out of the Patriots opening game when he fractured his ankle against the Dolphins, and was placed on the Injured Reserve ending his season. Ron Brace on the other hand missed most of the season, played for a few games, and then broke his elbow in the Patriots' season finale against the Bills. The Ravens have no one with BC roots on their team. Lean: The Walking Dead BC Alumni Patriots'

New York Giants vs San Francisco 49ers, 6:30 on Fox

Another no brainer for Eagles' fans. The 49ers have no BC players on their team, while the Giants are basically the pro version of BC Football. They include Mark Herzlich, Mathias Kiwanuka, Chris Snee, Will Blackmon, Tom Coughlin, members of the Mara family and Jack Bicknell Jr.

The big news in this game is that Herzlich will likely suit up for the Big Blue. He has been sidelined for the past month with an ankle injury, but he is listed as probable for the Championship game. Would love to see him make a big play for NY. Lean: Giants, duh.

The biggest news in this game is the ramifications of New England and the GIants winning their matchups. For you see, I am a diehard Patriots' fan (just bought a Rob Gronkowski jersey), and Brian bleeds Blue. As a Pats' fan I have been dying for a rematch to avenge the loss in Super Bowl XLII. Things could get interesting around here if those two meet up again.

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