Very few football fans can ignore a good championship game, regardless of league or level. We’ve got one on television tonight, and it’s probably going to be good.
Clemson and Alabama will face off in the final college football game of the season, to decide, ostensibly, who the best college football team in the country was since the end of August. These two teams played in the final game of the season last year, too, and Alabama won because Nick Saban has turned the Alabama football program into something akin to a bulldozer made of 100-odd college-aged men. Alabama football is quite a sight to behold, both in the metaphorical and literal incarnations.
On the other sideline, however, Clemson has re-found a foothold among college football’s elite power players. Deshaun Watson, the Tigers’ quarterback, will likely be drafted this spring by an NFL team who will squander his significant talents and allow his flaws to manifest into career-killing mechanical problems. What a sport! He’ll be throwing to a man named Mike Williams, who is very good at football and especially so considering he broke his neck last year. The Eagles might want to draft him in April.
I’d recommend watching this game.
How to watch, stream and listen
TV: 8 p.m. ET, ESPN. The announcers are Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder, and Tom Rinaldi.
Online streaming: WatchESPN
Spread: Alabama is about a 6-point favorite.
Editor’s note: This is an open thread! Feel free to discuss the game in the comment thread below.