I grew up in California and have been a Raiders fan since Madden was the coach. I was absolutely gutted when Carr went down. As a life long Raiders fan I've had a "Screw Brady and the Pats" attitude since the "tuck rule" game.
I've been living in Maryland since '86 and been a Ravens fan since they came into the league, so I'm obliged to dislike the Steelers as well.
So for the AFC Championship game I'm stuck with trying to decide which is the lesser of two evils for me. The fact is that I don't really want to see either in the Super Bowl, but I'd rather see the Steelers end up losing to the Packers. Because if the Falcons end up winning the NFC I might not even bother watching the game no matter who is representing the AFC.
Wow, that's all a bit complicated, lol.
As a Broncos' fan I have a natural antipathy towards the Raiders. That being said, there is no way I could support the Pats, and both NFC teams are a bit meh in my eyes, so at the moment, Steelers it is.
WE'll see how things progress at the weekend, when I may have to revise my affiliations, lol.
Looking forward to both games though.