Complete Guide to the Alabama vs. Notre Dame Championship Game

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It could easily be the most watched college football game of all time: the BCS National title game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. the Alabama Crimson Tide. The media hype has been ridiculous; ESPN and the rest of the press have been talking about this game forever. Imagine what the publicity for the Super Bowl will be like this year.

So here’s a guide, with links to everything to prepare for the big game.

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Alabama vs. Notre Dame: BCS Title game preview

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As you’ve known since early Saturday evening, the Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla.  The game will be televised by ESPN and will kick off at 7:30 p.m. (CST).

“We are very excited about coming to South Florida and I congratulate Notre Dame and Coach Kelly and his players on an undefeated season and their number one ranking,” said Alabama head football coach Nick Saban.

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Notre Dame gets 2,500 title game ticket requests in a single day

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The college football national title game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish figures to do HUGE tv numbers. Like off the charts figures. Given the interest in South Bend for tickets, getting to the game will command a lot of money, juice, or both.

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LSU Honey Badger Video, App, Song Drinking Game

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Watching the college football national title game Monday night, you might have noticed that Brent Musburger referred to LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu as “the Honey Badger” as much as possible.

And when I say “you might have noticed” I actually mean it was painfully obvious to anyone who watched even a nanosecond of the game. Was he trying to be hip? Did he not know the player’s actual name? Does he just love the nickname? Was he trying to kill by alcohol poisoning the people playing the “Musburger says Honey Badger” drinking game?

Or has a generation of mindless acronyms instead of original nicknames (A-Rod, D-Will, I-Rod etc.) made us all go bucknuts when we hear an actual nickname for an athlete?

Watch two Honey Badger videos after the jump. Both narrators are men with extremely homosexual sounding voices by the way.

For more on the actual player, and the story of how he got his nickname go here

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Beware LSU Honey Badger Tyrann Mathieu, Physically and Psychologically

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Funny thing about tonight’s college football national title game, the biggest star on one side, LSU, their Heisman Trophy finalist is actually a cornerback: Tyrann Mathieu.

Another funny thing about the game, he’s trying to get a psychological edge by looking up the names of mothers of Alabama football players for some trash talking on the field.

From Image CPR:

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BCS Title Game #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama: Brutally Honest Preview

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You may wonder why this preview is going up 5 days in advance of the big heavyweight bout. We’re at the point where every bowl game except the big one, the one that really matters, has been played.  Yes, the Cotton Bowl between Arkansas and Kansas State should be a fun one to watch. Much closer to being a true BCS bowl than tonight’s Orange Bowl between the so-called “best teams” from the ACC and Big East.

When talking ACC and especially Big East football, “airquotes” are often required. The ACC is 2-12 all-time in BCS bowls and the Big East simply needs to be stripped of their AQ. There’s no other way- West Virginia this year and UConn last year tell us that BE football is simply not allowed to have nice things.

And yes, there’s a couple other bowls left I didn’t mention that that you haven’t heard of, featuring teams that NO ONE cares about and NO ONE will watch.

So if the Cotton Bowl is a dud…well, let’s just get to the rematch, and this one is for all the Mardi Gras beads.

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Four Crimson Tide Defenders You’ll See in the NFL

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Tomorrow night’s college football national title game will feature numerous future NFL players on both sides of the ball- especially defense. Here are four Alabama Crimson Tide names you should get to know between now and draft day.

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LSU’s Morris Claiborne Should be a Top 5 NFL Draft Pick

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LSU is certainly becoming CBU these days. Louisiana State University is Corner Back U. Patrick Peterson left Baton Rouge early to become a two-phase NFL star with the Arizona Cardinals, and the Tigers didn’t miss a beat.

Morris Claiborne is looking like a top 5 NFL draft pick this year, and the Honey Badger Tyrann Mathieu will be a franchise player in a couple years.

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No Quit in Minnesota Vikings; Despite 2-10 Record

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The Vikings have every reason to pack it in for the year; yet they have not done so.

The not yet ready for primetime players on Minnesota put forth a valiant effort on Sunday against Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. The matchup actually was beneficial to coach Leslie Frazier’s squad because of the injuries in the secondary that he had incurred. If a pass happy club had come into Mall of America Field instead, the margin of defeat would have been four or five times as bad.

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Fun BCS Title Game Stats, Facts, History and Numbers

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With another BCS title game in the books, I figured I would list some of the history, and the facts for ya regarding a decade plus of BCS National Championship games. This is the type of thing you would normally read in the sports section of a newspaper today, but I know that won’t happen because 1.) the medium is dying 2.) none of you read newspapers anymore. But there’s interesting, fun stuff here- so enjoy!

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