Official CFP Championship Thread

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College football has always had a wide gulf between haves and have nots. The bigger deal is the gulf between 1-3 and 4-25.
 

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College football has always had a wide gulf between haves and have nots. The bigger deal is the gulf between 1-3 and 4-25.
Yep ...something like Bama Clemson and OSU have won 17 of the last 21 CFP games
 

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Loved that team but no, it would not have beaten this Alabama team. Would we have given them a better game? I don’t know. The game is so different now I don’t know if we could have kept up any better than OSU.
Just thinking back, I can only think of a handful of teams that could have given this Bama team a game. Maybe the 2001 Miami team, last year's LSU team, and Clemson's undefeated team a few years ago. Other than that, there's no one that could have stopped Bama last night.
 

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Just thinking back, I can only think of a handful of teams that could have given this Bama team a game. Maybe the 2001 Miami team, last year's LSU team, and Clemson's undefeated team a few years ago. Other than that, there's no one that could have stopped Bama last night.
Do you remember 2018? Alabama utterly crushed everyone in their path and were considered on par with 2001 Miami and those other great teams. And then suffered the worst loss in Saban's tenure in humiliating fashion in the CG.

I wouldn't be one to make predictions about 'greatest ever' and the like. Dominating teams aren't that uncommon in CFB.
 

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Just thinking back, I can only think of a handful of teams that could have given this Bama team a game. Maybe the 2001 Miami team, last year's LSU team, and Clemson's undefeated team a few years ago. Other than that, there's no one that could have stopped Bama last night.
I don't want to discount the idea of this as greatest team ever, but it is a HUGE advantage for the team with talent to have the coaching and practice time reduced.

On top of that, Alabama barely had their practice reduced, while OSU had iiuc no spring, no fall, and half a season missing as well.

It's just too big of an asterisk. Bama 20 is tremendous. Worthy of being in the GOAT discussion. But this definitive GOAT talk is largely centered on their playoff run, which was against teams that were disadvantaged significantly by COVID.
 

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Bro, this wasn't one of Saban's better defenses. Ask any Bama fan, this year's Bama team won primarily with offense.
Turns out, scoring 50 points a game has its benefits.
 

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Just thinking back, I can only think of a handful of teams that could have given this Bama team a game. Maybe the 2001 Miami team, last year's LSU team, and Clemson's undefeated team a few years ago. Other than that, there's no one that could have stopped Bama last night.
That Miami team had more first rounders on it than a lot of NFL teams, but it's so difficult to compare them as an actual team to Bama. Their offense was very vanilla, and pretty much relied on just being faster and stronger than everyone. Bama is faster and stronger than everyone too, of course, but they have smart playcalling to go with it.

And the game has changed so much. Ken Dorsey had 23 TD/9 INT that year. Mac Jones had 41 TD/4 INT this season.
 

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Yeah, and they redshirted him.

Three not close college football playoffs games, and a rerererereretread championship game. I went years with season tickets when I lived 500 miles away, yet I watched none of the playoffs. My interest in college football gets lower by the second and I don't think I am alone.
You’re not alone.
 

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Just thinking back, I can only think of a handful of teams that could have given this Bama team a game. Maybe the 2001 Miami team, last year's LSU team, and Clemson's undefeated team a few years ago. Other than that, there's no one that could have stopped Bama last night.
Add 1995 Nebraska to the list.
 
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