FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

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FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby Ibanez » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:40 am

SEC vs ACC

Alabama vs. Clemson

Redneck vs Redneck.

Clemson has a +5.5 spread.

Place your bets...
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby 89Hen » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:01 am

Who cares?
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby Grizalltheway » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:29 am

89Hen wrote:Who cares?

Last college game of the season is pretty much the only reason I'll tune in. And if it's a boring game I'm out. :nod:

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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby 89Hen » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:30 am

Grizalltheway wrote:
89Hen wrote:Who cares?

Last college game of the season is pretty much the only reason I'll tune in. And if it's a boring game I'm out. :nod:

Does this one actually count as a "college" game? Seems like two pro teams going at it.

I'm sure I'll watch the first half after bowling.
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby GannonFan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:28 am

89Hen wrote:
Grizalltheway wrote:Last college game of the season is pretty much the only reason I'll tune in. And if it's a boring game I'm out. :nod:

Does this one actually count as a "college" game? Seems like two pro teams going at it.

I'm sure I'll watch the first half after bowling.


I'll watch, but to be honest, it does feel like a lesser version of the NFL playoffs that I just watched this past weekend. And the redundancy of the same teams being in it is starting to lessen the interest. I know it's not their fault, if other teams were worthy other than these two then they would be there, but it still makes for a less than exciting buildup to this game.
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby 89Hen » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:45 pm

https://www.foxbusiness.com/retail/college-football-playoff-championship-ticket-prices-reach-historic-lows

Tickets to the College Football Playoff national championship battle between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers remained historically cheap on Monday with just hours to go until kickoff – and thousands of seats were still available.
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby Baldy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:56 pm

89Hen wrote:https://www.foxbusiness.com/retail/college-football-playoff-championship-ticket-prices-reach-historic-lows

Tickets to the College Football Playoff national championship battle between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers remained historically cheap on Monday with just hours to go until kickoff – and thousands of seats were still available.

Why would you schedule a college football championship game in San Francisco?

If this game were held in Jerry's World or the Superdome or in the House that Arthur built, it would have been an easy sellout.

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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby Grizalltheway » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:27 pm

Baldy wrote:

Why would you schedule a college football championship game in San Francisco?

If this game were held in Jerry's World or the Superdome or in the House that Arthur built, it would have been an easy sellout.

Wishful thinking for the PAC12 I guess. :lol:

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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby ASUG8 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:54 pm

89Hen wrote:https://www.foxbusiness.com/retail/college-football-playoff-championship-ticket-prices-reach-historic-lows

Tickets to the College Football Playoff national championship battle between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers remained historically cheap on Monday with just hours to go until kickoff – and thousands of seats were still available.


It worked out great last time when the game was hosted in ATL, which is nearly equidistant for both fan bases. Playing football in California for two ECB teams doesn't make much sense, but I understand these locations are secured years in advance.

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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby CAA Flagship » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:56 pm

Go Clemson.

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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby GannonFan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:02 pm

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It worked out great last time when the game was hosted in ATL, which is nearly equidistant for both fan bases. Playing football in California for two ECB teams doesn't make much sense, but I understand these locations are secured years in advance.


Tough doo doo. Poor 'Bama has to travel to the Pacific Time Zone, and play outside no less, on a grass field. Considering that 'Bama hasn't played any further than Missouri or Texas A&M in the past 20 years you would think the fanbase would have travel money galore stored up to swing a one time trip to California. :coffee:
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby ASUG8 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:15 pm

GannonFan wrote:
ASUG8 wrote:
It worked out great last time when the game was hosted in ATL, which is nearly equidistant for both fan bases. Playing football in California for two ECB teams doesn't make much sense, but I understand these locations are secured years in advance.


Tough doo doo. Poor 'Bama has to travel to the Pacific Time Zone, and play outside no less, on a grass field. Considering that 'Bama hasn't played any further than Missouri or Texas A&M in the past 20 years you would think the fanbase would have travel money galore stored up to swing a one time trip to California. :coffee:


My point is that it's not surprising that ticket prices are dropping vs. last year when people have to factor in travel costs, etc.

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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby AZGrizFan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:41 pm

GannonFan wrote:
89Hen wrote:Does this one actually count as a "college" game? Seems like two pro teams going at it.

I'm sure I'll watch the first half after bowling.


I'll watch, but to be honest, it does feel like a lesser version of the NFL playoffs that I just watched this past weekend. And the redundancy of the same teams being in it is starting to lessen the interest. I know it's not their fault, if other teams were worthy other than these two then they would be there, but it still makes for a less than exciting buildup to this game.


Hmmm....where have I heard that before.... :coffee: :coffee:
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby Ibanez » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:49 pm

89Hen wrote:https://www.foxbusiness.com/retail/college-football-playoff-championship-ticket-prices-reach-historic-lows

Tickets to the College Football Playoff national championship battle between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers remained historically cheap on Monday with just hours to go until kickoff – and thousands of seats were still available.

Yeah,this is just piss poor planning and management. There should be several sites that can host, depending on the teams that make it. It makes 0 sense for 2 Southern teams to fly to CA for a game when there are plenty of stadiums available. :ohno:
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby Ibanez » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:50 pm

GannonFan wrote:
ASUG8 wrote:
It worked out great last time when the game was hosted in ATL, which is nearly equidistant for both fan bases. Playing football in California for two ECB teams doesn't make much sense, but I understand these locations are secured years in advance.


Tough doo doo. Poor 'Bama has to travel to the Pacific Time Zone, and play outside no less, on a grass field. Considering that 'Bama hasn't played any further than Missouri or Texas A&M in the past 20 years you would think the fanbase would have travel money galore stored up to swing a one time trip to California. :coffee:

This is Alabama...the worm turd harvest was less than spectacular this year. :coffee:
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby ASUG8 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:54 pm

CAA Flagship wrote:Go Clemson.


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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby GannonFan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:06 pm

Ibanez wrote:

Yeah,this is just piss poor planning and management. There should be several sites that can host, depending on the teams that make it. It makes 0 sense for 2 Southern teams to fly to CA for a game when there are plenty of stadiums available. :ohno:


How would that happen, pray tell? The semis were just a little more than a week ago. Super Bowls are somehow done with picking the sites years in advance, what's so hard for southern fanbases that they can't manage to get to another spot in the US? There are plenty of flights to CA every day. And trains. And roads. Again, just sounds like a lot of griping from fanbases, especially 'Bama's fanbase, that because of their yearly cushy schedules, never has to travel, so apparently is mystified how this is done by the rest of the country. :coffee:
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby polsongrizz » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:22 pm

GannonFan wrote:
Ibanez wrote:Yeah,this is just piss poor planning and management. There should be several sites that can host, depending on the teams that make it. It makes 0 sense for 2 Southern teams to fly to CA for a game when there are plenty of stadiums available. :ohno:


How would that happen, pray tell? The semis were just a little more than a week ago. Super Bowls are somehow done with picking the sites years in advance, what's so hard for southern fanbases that they can't manage to get to another spot in the US? There are plenty of flights to CA every day. And trains. And roads. Again, just sounds like a lot of griping from fanbases, especially 'Bama's fanbase, that because of their yearly cushy schedules, never has to travel, so apparently is mystified how this is done by the rest of the country. :coffee:

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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby 93henfan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:58 pm

I agree with GF, but let's be honest: when was the last time two Pacific time zone teams played in the FBS/I-A Championship or finished 1,2 in the AP rankings?

There's really no practical reason to have the game north of Charlotte or west of Dallas. Frankly, they should just do a three year rotation between Atlanta, New Orleans, and Dallas. If the westies are going to cry, maybe work in Phoenix once every 10 years if USC or Oregon get good again.
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby Gil Dobie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:24 pm

Bama starts in the hole.
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby SuperHornet » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:01 pm

89Hen wrote:Who cares?


Exactly. The REAL Division I National Champion (unfortunately) is North Dakota State....
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby Grizalltheway » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:15 pm

Btw, outdoor stadium >>>>>any dome anywhere.

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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby SuperHornet » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:17 pm

Grizalltheway wrote:Btw, outdoor stadium >>>>>any dome anywhere.


Amen!

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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby JohnStOnge » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:35 pm

I picked Alabama even though it's 28-16 Clemson right now because Clemson can't stop Alabama's running game. That's ridiculous because their whole defensive line is made up of guys that are going to be high NFL draft picks. But they can't.

Nevertheless, I am pulling for Clemson so I hope I'm wrong. Also I am happy to see Etienne doing well. He's from Jennings, Louisiana, which is in my home town neck of the woods. In fact I lived in Jennings a couple of years and was Sports Editor of the Jennings Daily News when the Jennings Bulldogs made it to the State high school AAA championship game.

Etienne was not all that highly recruited and ended up at Clemson. Glad to see him doing well.
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Re: FBS Championship: Alabama v Clemson

Postby Grizalltheway » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:39 pm

Bama is on the brink of being exposed here.


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