Lucky for us, we'll all be treated to another month of football, albeit of the professional variety. On the bright side, this football will be much, much easier on the eyes, at least when it comes to offensive watchability ...
But which team are you rooting for, assuming you aren't rooting for the Patriots?
With the defending champ New Orleans Saints eliminated from the NFC Playoffs, the Green Bay Packers are the only multi-Eagle NFC team alive. Green Bay DT B.J. Raji and LB Robert Francois take on the Atlanta Falcons in the Saturday 8 PM game.
Raji recorded two tackles and a sack in the Pack's 27-20 win over the Eagles.
Of course, just because the Pack is the only multi-BC'd NFC team remaining doesn't mean Superfans are necessarily pulling for Green Bay. Especially not with two former Boston College QBs playing in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
Most BC alum without a horse left in the NFL Playoffs are probably rooting for Matt Ryan and the Falcons to advance to the Super Bowl. This probably isn't even a question (sorry, B.J. and Tex). So we've established that most Superfans are likely jumping on the Atlanta Falcons bandwagon, but who are we rooting for in the other NFL playoff games?
Seahawks at Bears: Pull for Matt Hasselbeck (Seattle) to have another good game over the Bears (James Marten, on the practice squad). Rooting Interest: Seahawks.
Jets at Patriots: This game features dueling BC offensive linemen in New England's Dan Koppen and New York's Damien Woody. Koppen, combined with Ron Brace (currently on the IR), makes the Patriots the AFC's lone multi-Eagle team left standing. Rooting Interest: Patriots.
Ravens at Steelers: No BC alumni on either team, so ... flip a coin? Or pull for the Steelers over the Ravens, because Delaware's Joe Flacco is no Matt Ryan. Rooting Interest: Steelers?
Who you pulling for in the NFL Playoffs?