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It's BCS Championship time, Notre Dame vs. Alabama. This is your open thread for the game.
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation. It's time for the BCS Championship. I'm getting this thread up early so people can talk about it.
The fact that this is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish versus the Alabama Crimson Tide makes this game worth watching no matter who you cheer for, if you love college football. This game is between two of the most historic programs (maybe THE two most historic programs) in the college football universe.
For your convenience, I have placed SBNation's game day storystream in the cover, and you can find it also here if you don't want to go back to the front page to look. They have this game examined from every conceivable angle, and you can find all the rest of their college football coverage here.
Enjoy this epic matchup. I am really looking forward to it, myself, and I hope you are as well. If you hate both teams with a purple passion, well, I suppose you can watch Indiana at Penn St., or Notre Dame at Cincinnati in basketball. Whatever.
Anyway, I'll be enjoying this game. I hope it is a good one. And since I am a good southerner, I want to leave you with this: