It did not take long on Monday night for viewers to see which team was better in the BCS National Championship. It took the Alabama Crimson Tide a little less than three minutes to march 82 yards and score the game’s first touchdown to go up 7-0 on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. After the Irish went three and out, the Tide went on a 10 play 61 yard drive to go up 14-0.
Then the Irish then went three and out again. Alabama scored again and that pretty much took the fight out of the fighting Irish.
They were up 35-0 before the Irish scored. Alabama won the game 42-14. That was their second straight national title and third in four years.
The most exciting thing during the game happened when, with it getting out of hand, viewers were treated to camera shots of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb (who is also Miss Alabama). Twitter went wild when ESPN commentator Brent Musburger (age 73), said, “You see that lovely lady there, she does go to Auburn, but she’s also Miss Alabama and that’s AJ McCarron’s girlfriend.” He then added, “You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women. What a beautiful woman. Wow.”
Musburger’s partner in the booth, Kirk Herbstreit, was a quarterback at Ohio State.
The second most exciting thing was with Alabama up 42-14 midway through the fourth quarter, McCarron and his center, Barrett Jones, got into an argument over a snap count and Jones shoved McCarron out of the way. As a former lineman, I actually felt like doing that a few times to my quarterback…
McCarron ended the season with 30 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He is only a junior and says he will return to Alabama next season. That’s too bad for NFL teams (like the Chiefs) that could use a good quarterback.
The Associated Press has Alabama ranked number one this morning. Oregon jumped to number two. Ohio State (which is on probation) was ranked three and Notre Dame fell from number one to four.
Now another college football season is in the books. We only have a few NFL games left before we say so long to football for a few months…
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