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#821 BSLMikeLowe

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:14 PM

I didn't get to watch the Sugar Bowl, but I wouldn't be surprised if Georgia mailed it in, or just viewed the whole thing as a chance to party on Bourbon St. It happens. Just look at Alabama's record under Saban in non-CFP/BCS bowls. There aren't many examples to go by, obviously, but I do recall them getting shellacked a couple times in bigger bowl games, once even against Utah (and that was before they joined the Pac-12).

 

I'm sure Texas was much more motivated to show well last night, and even discounting the game score I'm sure it was evident to anyone who watched the game. When your goal is nothing less than a title and you come up short, and don't have the opportunity to even play for it, it can be a lot harder to get up for a meaningless bowl game. And if your opponent feel they have something to prove you can really get embarrassed, even against a lesser team.



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:42 PM

Clemson moneyline is close to 2:1 right now.

 

I think this game is a coin toss so if Vegas wants to give me 2:1 on my investment, I'll let them. 


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:16 PM

SI: Dexter Lawrence's Suspension Hasn't Cost Clemson Yet, but Alabama Is a Different Animal
https://www.si.com/c...ug-test-alabama



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:52 AM

SI: Dexter Lawrence's Suspension Hasn't Cost Clemson Yet, but Alabama Is a Different Animal
https://www.si.com/c...ug-test-alabama

 

It's the other Lawrence this game will come down to. He's not an immobile guy, but I'd much rather have a QB like Kyler Murray if I have to beat Alabama (but I'll take Clemson's defense over OK's, of course).



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Posted 05 January 2019 - 01:37 PM

SI: National Championship Game Picks: Alabama-Clemson IV Predictions From SI Experts

https://www.si.com/c...ame-predictions



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 04:51 PM

The Ringer: The Era-Defining Greatness of Alabama-Clemson, the Four Year (and Counting) War



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:36 PM

CBS Sports: Alabama vs. Clemson predictions, picks, odds, line for college football national championship 2019

https://www.cbssport...mpionship-2019/



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:11 PM

Round 4... Let's go... 



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:18 PM

I hate the college fair catch rule.



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:19 PM

Facing 3rd and 7, Clemson goes 3 and out.



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:21 PM

Quick 1st for Bama....  followed by a Pick 6!



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:22 PM

Telegraphed where he was going.



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:28 PM

Tide answer right back... beautiful long strike... 62 yards... 



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:34 PM

A friend of mine is at the game and he said the Bama kicker missed 8 straight warmup kicks.
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:50 PM

Clemson is up 28-16, 50 seconds left in the half.



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:52 PM

31-16.



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:39 PM

All Clemson tonight.  Alabama just seems a couple of steps slow tonight.


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:03 PM

Anyway the Ravens can draft Ross this year and just wait a few years?

Holy shit what a talent he is.
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:05 PM

Anyway the Ravens can draft Ross this year and just wait a few years?

Holy shit what a talent he is.

Might be worth the wait.

 

Tigers 44 - 16.  I think it is safe to call it a night.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:10 PM

A Clemson blowout was probably the least likely outcome of the night.

What a dominating effort.
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