Stream of Consciousness Game Comments on the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship: Alabama vs. Clemson
College Football Playoff National Championship: Pregame
Welcome to Year 21 of my BCS/College Football Playoff National Championship comments. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve done this without being in the stadium – the last few years I did them on my phone while on the field, including this …
Why am I not there? I vowed to keep 2019 Imagine Dragons free.
Everyone I know who’s there couldn’t stop whining and complaining about the rain, the atmosphere, the … boo hoo. There’s no better place in the world than being around a stadium for a massive championship game.
“The barn is in the hay.” – Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn talking about how teams get ready for a game of this magnitude. If you’re not fired up now, I can’t help you.
I’m looking forward to hearing Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit calling this – the best in the game – doing their thing as it’s happening. Even so, I still think there’s money to be made creating an app that makes every game sound like it’s being called by Keith Jackson and Frank Broyles.
I feel like I’m one of five people in America jacked for this. It’s a matchup of heavyweights that’s every bit as strong as any showdown in American sports in a long, long time.
If Imagine Dragons becomes the highlight of this thing, that means it’ll be 35-0 at half.
But there’s just no national base or love for these two. It’s totally unfair. All they’ve done is put on two of the greatest games in the history of college football, and yet the general attitude from a football-weary nation is a collective, “meh.” But I know how this works. This game will be great, and everyone will gush after the fact.
Rece Davis: “Lee Corso hasn’t been wrong this year when picking Clemson or Alabama.” Uhhhhhh, yeah. They’re both unbeaten.
It’s impossible to overstate just how massive Alabama is. All football players are large, but Alabama is Alabama because it gets 6-11, 483-pound guys who can run a 4.2. There are programs that get NFL prototype-looking talents – Florida State is always at the top of that list – but everyone on Bama is really, really, really large.
The final prediction before this gets going. It goes against every single solitary fiber of my being to do anything against Alabama … Clemson and the 5.5. But Alabama wins.
Really? There are people complaining on Twitter about the way Andy Grammar sang the National Anthem? Come on … now you’re just looking for something to be mad about.
Outdoor stadium has to matter a wee bit. Tampa was fun, but it was nothing like the noise in Atlanta last season or when Clemson fans were going off in Glendale.
I would SO spill coffee all over it within seconds if I wore that smart-looking white pullover Saban is rocking.
Uhhhhhh, ESPN app kicked me off the game. All in now on Fairfield vs. Niagara basketball.