Well not everyone. One of the biggest fans of the game and a personal friend of mine is defending our freedom right now. He missed an entire season of football and may end up missing next years too, but he feels great in knowing that he is fighting so that all of us can enjoy this great game.
I've seen during every football game since December how the players have taken the time to commend our armed forces, and I just wanted to do the same in this wrap up.
Enjoy the highlights below of today's exciting match ups.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart (10) runs for a 34 yard gain against the New England Patriots in the first quarter. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea)
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward (86) struggles for more yardage against New England Patriots cornerback Ty Law in the third quarter of the AFC Championship game.(AP Photo/Chris Gardner)
New England Patriots safety Tebucky Jones, left, intercepts a pass from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart, not shown, to stop a Pittsburgh drive late in the fourth quarter.(AP Photo/Roberto Borea)
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, center, is dunked by his players after the Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-17. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Philadelphia Eagles running back Duce Staley (22) breaks through the St. Louis Rams defense including St. Louis Rams' Dexter McLeon (21) in the first quarter of the NFC Championship game. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
St. Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk (28) appears to be stopped by the Philadelphia Eagles defense but falls backwards for the touchdown in the fourth quarter.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner, right, smiles as he hugs teammate Torry Holt after the Rams beat the Philadelphia Eagles 29-24. The Rams advance to play the New England Patriots Feb. 3 at the Super Bowl in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner holds the NFC Championship trophy and acknowledges the fans after the Rams beat the Philadelphia Eagles.(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)