Five Things To Know About Monday’s College Football National Championship Game
It all comes down to this – the finale of the college football season. In Atlanta on Monday night, Alabama and Georgia face off with the title on the line. So break out the burgers and beer for what should be one of the best games of the year.
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1. Alabama has been here before. In fact, this is the third time in a row they’ve been to a championship game. They played Clemson the last two years, winning once. According to the Vegas odds, they are the favorite to win.
2. Georgia on the other hand, hasn’t won a national championship since 1980. Yep 37 years ago these under “dawgs” took home the trophy.
3. If you’re picking your favorite team based on their mascot, Alabama is the Crimson Tide and their mascot is an elephant. They’re the Crimson Tide because a writer once wrote that a mud-soaked game in 1907 had the Alabama players looking like a red tidal wave. Now the elephant? Another sports writer used elephants to describe Alabama football; therefore, ‘Big Al’ the elephant mascot was born. Georgia on the other hand are the bulldogs, represented by none other than Uga the bulldog. (Georgia is the University of Georgia hence Uga).
4. These two teams are very familiar with each other as Gerogia’s coach Kirby Smart used to coach under Alabama’s coach Nick Saban. It will be a battle of Jedi vs. Padawan.
5. For the first time ever, the schools’ bands won’t be the sole focus of halftime. Grammy award winner Kendrick Lamar will perform as part of the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship halftime performance.