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College Football Playoff National Championship Game Thread: Alabama vs. Clemson game time, online streaming, TV, odds, more

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One more college football game 'til September.

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A year ago in this game, Ohio State completed an incredible three-game run to finish the season -- and win the national championship in the first-ever College Football Playoff, the first time a Big Ten team had brought home the ultimate prize since, uh, Ohio State in 2002.  No Big Ten team will be vying for a championship tonight, but Clemson will be trying to become the first team in FBS history ever go 15-0 in a season (granted, this is the only the second year when 15-0 was really a possibility, but hey).  Standing in their way?  The indomitable Alabama juggernaut, back in the title game for the fourth time in the last seven years.

Can the Tigers knock off the Tide?  Let's hope Dabo & Co. brought a lot of their own guts...


WHEN: Monday, January 11, 2015
WHERE: University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ)
TV ANNOUNCERS: Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit
ODDS: Alabama -6.5
OVER/UNDER: 50.5 points

The main game telecast is on ESPN, but just like last year, ESPN is offering the "Megacast," with 14 (!) different ways to watch the game.  The full details on that are available here, but the Film Room (on ESPN2) will likely be good viewing and if you just want things to get weird, Finebaum Film Room (on SEC Network and featuring a guest appearance by Bret Bielema) might be your best bet.  If you just want to pretend like you're at the game, ESPN Classic will be doing "Sounds of the Game," sans broadcasters.

The usual open thread rules apply: no links to illegal online streams, no porn, no politics, no religion, no slurs, etc. Don't be an ass.