Happy first full work week of 2017. If that’s too depressing, then happy "college football national championship game day.”
It has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?
The Last Night’s Game Team
PS – Tonight’s the night that we determine the winner of our Bowl Game Challenge. Will you take home the big prize?
NCAA FOOTBALL (COLLEGE)
Under the lights. Tonight is the biggest game in college football, the national championship game, featuring the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers. Be prepared for tonight’s game by reading our five things to know about the national championship game.
NFL (NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE)
It’s good to be home. All four of the home teams in this weekend’s playoffs won in blowout games (Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers).
- Party’s over. New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t play like his usual lights out self with a few pivotal dropped passes in the Giants loss to the Packers. The high strung receiver allegedly punched a hole in a wall and slammed his head into a door after the game. Although Monday's wide receivers’ party trip to Miami that included Justin Bieber likely had nothing to do with his poor performance, it will be highly debated.
For next weekend’s schedule of playoff football, click here.
- Olympic gold medal gymnasts Simone Biles, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman attended last night’s Golden Globe Awards. Raisman found herself in La La Land because she brought her new boyfriend, former NFL player Colton Underwood. (No relation to Carrie Underwood).
- Earlier this year a seemingly always shirtless J.R. Smith and his Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their NBA Championship title. This weekend Smith made a much more somber announcement. His baby girl was born five months early and weighed in at one pound. He’s currently out with a thumb injury but will be taking a leave of absence until the spring.
- We’re sending you off with a little game of who wore it best. The team’s quarterbacks for tonight’s football game couldn’t be more opposite. Clemson’s Deshaun Watson is an overachiever who graduated in December – it took him three years to reach that milestone and he’s a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist. Alabama’s Jalen Hurts is a little pup and a true freshman. Should ‘Bama win tonight, Hurts will become only the second full time, true freshman starting quarterback to win a national championship.
We guess we’ll find out who the winner is tonight at 8 pm EST on ESPN.