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The AFC Championship game gets a Star Wars makeover

The New England Patriots have been deemed the Empire of the NFL. They’ve dominated the AFC so far with a 14-2 record.

Whether they are good or evil has yet to be determined considering past accusations. But that’s nothing to get deflate- I mean defeated about.

But there is one team out there that can challenge them: The Pittsburgh Steelers!

And the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette dubbed the Patriots as the Evil Empire on its cover. The cover also features a football shaped Death Star and a Millennium Falcon with the Steelers logo on it.

Take a look!

The AFC Championship game is this Sunday, January 22 at 6:40 p.m. ET.


Do you think the Empire will strike back?

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When Beth “grows up” she wants to see her creations appear on the screen and stage. In her free time, Beth blogs about her love of craft beer and writes screenplays. She studied journalism at Youngstown State and is currently pursuing her masters in communication at the University of Akron. She is honored to be a part of the FanFest family.