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NFL's conference call

On the eve of the NFL's conference championships, Page 2's Bill Simmons has a few thoughts he'd like to share.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:20 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2 columnist

Let's set the scene ...

It's Saturday night. Thanks to my stunning prediction of a Panthers' upset in the early game, I'm still undefeated against the spread in January. My impossible 11-0 dream isn't just alive, it's threatening to overshadow the playoffs itself. I mean, seriously ... eleven and zero? Are you kidding me?

But my beloved Pats need to come through. Driving for the lead -- and the cover -- Brady drops back on third down, spots Graham downfield and heaves a frozen ...

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