LSU vs. Clemson College Football Playoff National Championship. Live updates, stream of consciousness quarter by quarter thoughts, notes.
LSU 45, Clemson 25
LSU vs Clemson Live Updates, Thoughts, Notes: Pregame
Welcome again to my national championship stream of consciousness thoughts and game notes. I’ve been doing these for over 20 years with CollegeFootballNews.com. I’ve done them ten feet away from Deshaun Watson. I’ve done them in the end zone for Georgia vs. Alabama a few years ago. I’ve done them in a hospital room. I’ve done them in a Potbelly’s.
And I’m doing them tonight from the home office.
I should’ve gone to this. Like you care, but very long story short, I chose Coachella instead.
This is like a final exam that I’ve overstudied for, but still don’t have down. LSU is better than Clemson. It’s better in almost every phase, it can play any style, it’s more battle-tested this season, and it has everything in place to pull this off and end the dream season in New Orleans.
Of course Clemson can win this. Forget the spread – this is a coin-flip toss-up.
But I’m taking LSU. Go with the better team, and if it doesn’t work, tip your cap.
There’s nothing truly awful about this world that can’t be made a little bit worse by country music.
Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher are saying the same thing in this ESPN pregame show without really saying it – LSU is a whole lot better. They’re basically inferring that it’s up to LSU to whiff on this.
All week, every radio appearance seemed to have the same theme. The hosts are annoyed by Clemson, they don’t really like the Dabo schtick, and they sort of want LSU to win … and then they have a problem when Dabo says, “no one likes us.”
Is there an ESPN outlet that has the coverage of LSU winning by more than 5.5 – or Clemson +5.5 if you went the other way?
Dabo sounds like Chris Farley’s Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker when he’s hollering his “be who we are.”
Forget all of the hoo-ha about distractions, the home crowd, and all of the rhetoric. It comes down to this …. who can hold up over the really, really, really long game. These things last FOREVER.
I honestly and truly don’t care who wins. Just don’t suck, College Football Playoff National Championship.
Finally, it’s here. No more having to hear the “Tigers are going to win” line.