The Other McCain

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Can I Get a ‘Roll Tide,’ Please?

Posted on | January 12, 2021 | 1 Comment

It’s only their 18th National Championship:

Alabama defeated Ohio State, 52-24, for its third national championship in the College Football Playoff era.
In a season significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Crimson Tide were able to come away with the first championship of 2021 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla and finish their season undefeated.
The victory makes it 14 consecutive wins for Alabama. The Crimson Tide haven’t lost since Nov. 30, 2019.
The first half of the game was all about Crimson Tide wide receiver Devonta Smith.
Smith had 12 catches for 215 yards with three touchdowns. . . .
Mac Jones put together a game for the ages as well.
Jones was 36-for-45 with 464 passing yards and five touchdown passes. He surpassed Joe Burrow’s national championship performance from last season. Burrow had 463 passing yards with five touchdown passes.
On the ground, Najee Harris had 79 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. He also had seven catches for 79 yards and a touchdown. . . .
Nick Saban’s legendary college football legacy only grows after the win. It’s Saban’s seventh national championship and sixth as Alabama head coach. He won one during the 2003 season with LSU and won his first with Alabama in 2009 after he returned to college football after a stint with the Miami Dolphins.
Alabama won its first national title during the College Football Playoff era during the 2015 season, beating Clemson, 45-40. The team defeated Georgia in the only overtime game in the final, 26-23. It’s their 18th title in school history.

As you might expect, Monday night was quite festive here at the McCain home, as I watched the game with my brother, two of my sons, two grandsons and my slightly less festive wife. Her family in Ohio are big Buckeyes fans, so this game wasn’t quite as fun for her. Fortunately, games between the Crimson Tide and Ohio State are rare; Monday’s game was only the fifth time they’ve ever played each other. Alabama has won all but one of those, a 2015 playoff semifinal.

So even though Democrats stole the election, I’ve still got something to be happy about. Now, I just need to find some source of happiness to carry me over until the next football season kicks off. Roll Tide!




 

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