Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, who admits he didn't like playing in cold weather, will have his thermal underwear and snow boots on Sunday night in Green Bay when he broadcasts the NFC championship game, with flurries expected and a temperature near zero. Aikman said the coldest playing conditions he remembers was leading a 1-13 Cowboys team against the New York Giants in 1989, his rookie season. Aikman said he sort of tanked the game, which the Cowboys lost 15-0 in Giants Stadium with a wind chill near zero. "I'm not proud of saying this, I'd step into the huddle and say, ‘Hey guys, let run three plays and get this over with,' so we could be back over on the heated benches,” Aikman said. "It was absolutely miserable.” Former Giants quarterback Phil Simms will have his electric blanket cranked up Sunday afternoon in Foxboro, Mass., for the AFC final with temperatures expected in the 20s and a 20-mph wind. Simms said cold didn't bother him that much as a player. "When I was playing, it'd be 30 degrees and you wouldn't even be wearing long sleeves,” he said. Fox and CBS executives say inclement weather might help boost the ratings that won't need much help, not with an undefeated New England team and popular quarterback Brett Favre bidding to reach the Super Bowl XLll on Feb. 3. "I've always gone into games looking for snow,” Fox Sports president Ed Goren said. Goren had lots of it Saturday when the Packers routed Seattle, 42-20. It didn't hurt that his main attraction, Favre, threw a few snowballs along the sidelines. "He's just a joy to watch,” Goren said. While CBS likely would have preferred to have the Patriots playing the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in the AFC final, CBS Sports president Sean McManus is expecting a strong rating. "It's tough for me to imagine someone turning off the opportunity to watch history being made,” McManus said.