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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OPEN THREAD: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Georgia Bulldogs

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The CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP is an All-SEC affair held in the heart of SEC Country.

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#4 Alabama Crimson Tide 12-1

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#3 Georgia Bulldogs 13-1

January 8, 2018, 7:17PM CT - Atlanta, GA

  • ESPN - Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit with Tom Rinaldi and Maria Taylor.
  • ESPN2 - "The Homers Telecast" - Joe Tessitore with former Alabama safety Landon Collins and Adam Amin with Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray at field level.
  • SEC Network - Finebaum Film Room featuring Greg McElroy and Gene Chizik. I assume Marcus Spears, Booger and others will be there as well at various points during the game.
  • ESPNews -Coaches Film Room with Mike Bobo (Colorado State), Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern) and Kevin Sumlin and others.
  • ESPNU - Dan Le Batard, Scott Van Pelt, NFL Live Crew, Rachel Nichols and Numerous other Commentators.
  • ESPN3 will offer alternate views: Sky Cam, High Sky Cam, and All-22 among others.

REFS

Big Ten officiating crew.

CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

This is it. Last game of the season. No Tomorrow!

Alabama will be going for their 17th National Championship, their first since 2015-16, and fifth under Nick Saban. UGA fans are hoping Kirby Smart can bring home their third NC to go with the Herschel Walker season in 1980-81 and the Frank Sinkwich/Charley Trippi championship of 1942-43.

SERIES

Alabama leads the all-time series with Georgia 38-25-4. These two teams are not as familiar with each other as some may think. The last four match-ups were 2007, 2008, 2012 (SEC Championship) and 2015.

INJURIES

The Crimson Tide will be without (sigh) Jack linebacker Anfernee Jennings and right guard Lester Cotton who both have knee injuries. Senior JC Hassenauer will take over for Cotton. The Jack will be ably patrolled by Christian Miller.

The Bulldogs will be without third-string blocking tight end Charlie Woerner.

WEATHER

Outside kickoff weather is frickin cold and rainy but everyone will be inside the dome.

LEMME HEAR YA!

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