Alabama Wins Championship In Most Eye-Searingly Boring Title Game Ever
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After Alabama atom-smashed Notre Dame 42-14, all that was left was for fans to debate whether this was in fact the most boring title game ever.
The answer is yes. This was indeed the worst championship game since the BCS started in 1998, thanks to the Fighting Irish's epic awfulness.
Alabama was up 14-0 before most watch parties could pour their first Natty Light and get the salsa in order. Then Notre Dame trotted out one embarrassment after another: Third down passes sailing into the crowd, running backs body slammed for 10-yard losses, Al Roker sharting at the line of scrimmage, punt returners treating the ball like greased-up hand grenades.
It was tiresome, sad, and so, so goddam boring. By the time half time rolled in with a 28-0 Alabama lead, the college football world was in full revolt:
The only reason last night's game finished at a 28-point margin of victory is because the Tide won the thing in the first half and then strolled to the finish line like fancy Southern gentlemen out for their Sunday constitutionals.
Even ESPN -- which took it as a personal mission to inflate the Bama-Notre Dame matchup as the Greatest Matchup on Earth Ever By Human Beings -- had to admit in their postgame wrap that they "could almost hear television sets around the country flipping to other channels."
The problem here is obvious: Without a playoff, college football has to just guess who the two best teams in the country are. They got exactly half of that equation right last night.
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