There aren't many unique weekends in the sports world, but this happens to be one of them. In addition to the start of the NFL playoffs, we have the buildup to the Allstate-sponsored Allstate Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game presented by Allstate. That means on Sunday afternoon Fox will bombard us with at least 500 promos for the game.
The important thing is not to let the BCS take your focus away from the NFL. All four playoff games are good enough to enjoy without even gambling on them, and all should live up to the league's rousing postseason slogan: "The NFL Playoffs: Now with 100 percent less Baltimore Ravens football!!"
Since the postseason is the time when the great handicappers separate themselves from those who are merely good (or in my case, the mediocre separate themselves from the below mediocre) I'm guaranteeing at least a 2-2 week.