The biggest question about tonight’s game…

… for me isn’t who wins or loses.  It’s whether the national championship game will be as entertaining as the SECCG was.

I’m betting not.  And I rooted for the loser in that one.

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78 responses to “The biggest question about tonight’s game…

  1. georgia kicked the irish butt, was that 1982 or 1983

  2. Rebar

    I agree Senator, the SECCG was the best college football game I have seen in the last decade, even being on the losing side of it.

  3. Bulldog Joe

    A better question is whether it will be less boring than last year’s title game.

    • SouthGaDawg

      Hope this game is better than that exhibition of football called the NFL wildcard games. Geez, that was some sorry football this weekend.

      • Will (the other one)

        That Cincy-Houston game hurt my eyes (especially AJ Green barely even having the ball thrown his way.)

        • Careful Brad

          I have a buddy that’s a Bengals fan. Today he said ” now I know what you felt like after the Liberty Bowl.”

  4. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Bama in a rout. That will be boring to everybody except Bammers.

  5. However, I can be pretty sure I will not be repeating the sequence of events contained in the brief synopsis of my SECCG viewing below (indulge me, it’s part of the healing process):
    1. Watch SECCG at my brother’s place in Vinings. He has just moved back to Atlanta from Little Rock, so there is much mirth and fellowship; pretty sure we said “I love you, man” more than is appropriate.
    2. [steps 2 though 7 all happen without a word being spoken, by anyone] The room is in a frenzy, anything is possible, and then just like that, time expires; Chris Connelly is in a crumpled heap on the wrong side of the goal line, no matter which angle I am viewing TV, and I tried several;
    3. Brain attempts to go through the 5 stages of grief; it never gets past “anger.”
    4. I walk into the kitchen, just off the TV-viewing room, and sit by myself and hold my head in my hands for about 5 minutes and contemplate having a good cry.
    5. It becomes apparent to me that the cry will either come or it won’t, but it will be completely beyond my control if it does comes, and there’s a good chance it will be one of those very unmanly kind of cries with the sobbing and weird sounds.
    6. Get up without a word to anyone, walk directly to my car, and leave. It didn’t occur to me until much later – when the suggestion was made very loudly and with lots of gesticulating – that my wife was with me watching the game, and I was her ride home.
    7. Make two full laps on I-285, and try desperately to remember the phone number of the guy I bought weed from in college. For some reason, the fact that that was 15 years ago didn’t strike me as the more fundamental problem.

    I can’t imagine a set of circumstances tonight that would create the conditions necessary to recreate steps 1-7.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      I feel your pain rabe76. I wasn’t going to snark the Senator’s post but now I cannot avoid it. It IS about who wins. That’s ALL that it is about and nothing else. Good game, lousy game, whatever–’cause nobody will remember what the game was like in 5 years, they’ll just remember who won. It’s all about who hoists the crystal at the ceremony. “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”–Vince Lombardi I understand and appreciate those who take solace in the fact that the Dawgs played a great game and came close. I, unfortunately cannot. The Dawgs lost the SECCG and will not be beating the living sh!t out of ND tonight and then getting the crystal at the ceremony. The real BCSNCG was played in the Georgia Dome and we already know the outcome. Personally I don’t really care who wins tonight ’cause it won’t be the Dawgs. End of story.

    • I didn’t drink during the SEC Championship Game. By the time I woke up Sunday, I was so hungover I nearly drowned in the shower.

  6. BulldogBen

    Will probably tune in at some point. The whole thing is just one big reminder of how close we came. BLECH.

    Also, you want to get drunk tonight, drink every time they say “storied programs”. *vomit*

  7. Bryant Denny

    Here’s a thought: hard to be efficient at work when you spend all day on the toilet.

  8. Debby Balcer

    I want Bama to whip ND so we end up higher in the rankings this year. I see others have A&M higher than us and that annoys me.

  9. Hogbody Spradlin

    Is Brent Musberger announcing?

  10. Will (the other one)

    I also have my doubts that any ex-girlfriends will text me after the game to express sympathies/make sure I haven’t drunk myself into a coma.

  11. Derek

    Is it possible for the losing team to lose in a horrible gut wrenching way and at the same time the winning team wins in such a way that the legitimacy of the win will always be questioned? I’m pulling for that.

  12. Watchman

    As a Bama fan, I am certainly hoping for a less entertaining game. My fervent hope is that you guys are as much better than Notre Dame as I think you are, and that beating Georgia was the real national championship qualifier.

  13. RedDawg13

    Am I watching the game tonight, yes I am. Am I excited about watching the game tonight? About as excited as I would be going to my ex fiancé’s wedding.

  14. Smitty

    Man I hate Musberger….

    • Nate Dawg

      Aw come on now..he’s only mentioned TWICE the long pass for a td against UGA in the SECCG. You know, during bama’s game with the domers. Not us..but..against someone else in the MNC game. He’s mentioned it. Twice.

  15. AthensHomerDawg

    Daaaannnnnggg…. ND’s coach is a leprechaun compared to the lady who is interviewing him. Not that that matters.

  16. Lrgk9

    Yallah Hammah

  17. Lrgk9

    SEC Baby !

  18. Biggus Rickus

    I don’t like to declare a game over halfway through the first quarter, but the national title game is over.

  19. RP

    Lacy is a beast. ND is going to have a lot of fun with him and that line tonight.

  20. SouthGaDawg

    In the words of Billy Packer – “This game is OVER.”

  21. Lrgk9

    Reminds me of UGA vs Hawaii

  22. FisheriesDawg

    Notre Dame really is taking this ACC membership thing to heart. Imagine how bad this would be if they’d decided to become a full member…

  23. Andy

    You nailed that one and its just 2 mins in the second quarter.

  24. RP

    One more score and they can rest the starters so they’ll be fresh for the A-day game.

  25. Brandon

    Bama is nancing ND around, hilarious.

  26. AthensHomerDawg

    Georgia would shred that ND defense……… and then some.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      +1. Is there a human being that knows anything at all about football that does not understand that if the Dawgs were playing ND tonight, UGA would be doing exactly the same thing to the Domers that Bama is doing?

      • Derek

        and so would A&M and South Carolina. UF wouldn’t score as much they’d beat this ND team pretty bad too.

  27. Lrgk9

    What if there was a National Championship game and Notre Dame forgot to show up.

  28. SouthGaDawg

    I just asked my 10 yr. old’ s magic 8 ball if I should stay up and watch the second half. It said “no”…..seriously. I guess that means I’ll see all of you tomorrow.

  29. Russ

    Well, now we know for certain that the real championship game was a month ago in Atlanta.

    On the plus side, I don’t have to stay up late tonight.

  30. Cosmic Dawg

    They just said Bama averaged 9 yards per carry with ND putting 7 in the box against them. CFB stats is not responding tonight, but I recall hearing that ND had a tough defensive line. So my point is I am feeling a little better about our DL not being able to slow the Alabama rush attack in the 4th quarter.

  31. Russ

    I just want Bama to have 351 yards of rushing tonight.

  32. Tom

    What does this say about all the hoopla for Teo? Ain’t showing much when the competition gets tough. Only got all that crap cause he plays for nd.

  33. Russ

    Well, ND hasn’t given up a 98 yard TD drive all year long. ;)

  34. Russ

    I’m sick of hearing how good LSU or A&M must be.

    • Cosmic Dawg

      +1. A&M only scored one more point on Bama than Georgia. Also, what about the A&M DEFENSE?!?

      • Debby Balcer

        During halftime they said a lot of people considered the real bcs championship was played a month ago and the talking heads all agreed.

    • Brandon

      +100, its like they are going out of their way to not give Georgia any credit, in other news, Christian Robinson is wishing he went to ND, he could have won all kind of trophies up there.

  35. Lrgk9

    SEC Fatigue Baby !

  36. Tom

    How good is the SEC? nd was the best to send against Bammer?

  37. Can we start the petition here for Lacy to go pro early?

  38. Always Someone Else's Fault

    Never been so glad to be so wrong. The thought of ND breaking the streak was nauseating. This rocks.

  39. Ausdawg85

    5 yards, 12 seconds short for the Dawgs and CMR. Dammit.

  40. aaaand that’s a wrap! 2013 season anyone?

    Only 236 days until kick off at Clemson.

  41. Whiskey Cake

    There’s no continuuim for success. GA’s five yards from getting here.