Threats Aside...Our 2009 NFL Conference Championship Picks

bob mantz@bobsblitzSenior Writer IJanuary 14, 2009

Bob Mantz reports: I never had a problem in the 10 or so years that I've done executive search. (Ok, maybe once.) But in the time that writing has paid the bills—we've been in touch with Federal Agencies twice. Not once but Twice!

Having the local PD drive through the development 3-4x per day helps, as does our 80lb german shepherd Zero; I rarely travel without AG (and at 350lbs, he outweighs me by nearly 100lbs) as well as WM, and I keep another friend near me at home under the pillow...I even had Zero in the car at 4 am this morning when I decided to get coffee.

Maybe we should have known when, ahem, "Jimmy_The_Greek" was curious as to when we would be announcing our Conference Championship predictions...But we were nicely asked by two separate organizations not to release our choices until Sunday.

Going 7-1 with a perfect 4-0 roll through the Divisional Playoffs might have put some unwanted eyes here. We are not going to stop and we're not going to wait until Sunday either. Depending on how this plays out we might slow our writing after this for the rest of the week—it all depends.

We also are not going to mention anyone else. No need.

2009 AFC Conference Championship

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl changing his name to Steelerstahl aside—this is our favorite of the two matchups this weekend. The line has hovered around -6 for the Pittsburgh Steelers and we like that line. If it goes to seven, we'd make it a best bet.

Our play: Baltimore Ravens +6 over the Pittsburgh Steelers

2009 NFC Conference Championship

The Arizona Cardinals at home as underdogs in the Conference Championship is an aberration. Most spreads for this have been in the -3.5 to 4 point range for the Philadelphia Eagles. Bodog briefly had it at -4.5 and we jumped on.

Arizona Cardinals +4.5 over the Philadelphia Eagles

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