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Prep Mania profile: Jackson Hemauer

DeForest Area High School senior Jackson Hemauer, a standout wrestler, gets the spotlight in this edition of the Prep Mania profile.

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Farewell to the Georgia Dome

The NFC Championship Game will be the final football game at the Georgia Dome, the site of plenty of memories in its relatively short lifespan.

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Wisconsin's athletic board approves a contract renewal for Paul Chryst through January 2022. Chryst is 21-6 in his first two seasons.

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WAR, what is it good for?

Sam Miller notes Trevor Hoffman's WAR was better than Hall of Famer closers Bruce Sutter or Rollie Fingers. Yet Hoffman fell short of election this year again. Debate over WAR

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Rodgers battling flu ahead of NFC title game (0:16)

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Morgan Burnett and Quinten Rollins all questionable.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers repping his high school with the Pleasant Valley hat and his junior college with the Butte football sweatshirt at the final NFC Championship Game press conference.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers said he's "very comfortable" with Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison if they played without practicing. "We've played 18 games so far," Rodgers said. "So we've got a lot of continuity there. I have no reservations about them even if they don't practice."

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers said he's got a little bit of the flu/cold going around the team. "I've got it," Rodgers said. "[Just need] rest, fluids, all that stuff. We'll be OK. It's kind going around, Jordy [Nelson] had it, Mason [Crosby] had it. I've got it. But we're going to be OK."

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Demetri Goodson said he's seven weeks removed from ACL surgery after his ugly-looking injury in Washington on Nov. 20. Said he also tore his MCL but remarkably there was no other damage even though his leg bent the wrong way. He hopes to ready for the start of next season but training camp is unlikely.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers S Morgan Burnett walked through the locker room with an electric stim machine on his left thigh. "I'm feeling better everyday," Burnett said. But he still doesn't know if he'll be able to play Sunday.

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Pack needs Janis to recapture the magic

Jeff Janis caught lightning in a bottle in last year's playoff loss at Arizona. ESPN's Rob Demovsky said the receiver could see a big role again this weekend with the Packers' top three WRs battling injuries. Conference Championship X-factors (Insider)