Beyond the Empire's Gates: Your BCS Championship Open Thread

Yeah, you don't like it. It's two SEC teams. Worse, it's two SEC teams coached by men who once coached in Michigan. But we know that you'll watch it. How do we know? Because it's your last chance to watch college football until September.


Representing the state of Alabama...

So, quit pouting about the SEC getting too much love. When the B1G produces teams that can beat LSU or Alabama, they'll get that love, too. We didn't do it this year. We have in the past; we will again. Maybe soon. Maybe very soon (that's called foreshadowing, kids). As for your drink of choice, I recommend this. It is referred to as the bitterest brew in the land. My recollection of it from a night in 1997 is that it should fit the mood of non-SEC fans perfectly tonight.


...and representing the state of Louisiana.

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