TravelPat1

Boy have there been some exciting games so far this season.  A couple of weeks ago there was the crazy UCLA coming back from being down 34 points to beat A&M.  A couple of other games I've watched have gone right doswn to the last minute too.  

But so far best finish of the season - this Hail Mary win for Florida over Tennessee earlier this evening.  (Great call by the announcer Brad Nessler who has replaced the legendary Verne Lundquist on CBS's SEC game of the week too)

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/watch-florida-epic-buzzer-beater-hail-mary-beats-tennessee-in-dramatic-fashion/

TravelPat1

Bama - Georgia - an all SEC Championships tonight.

Should be a good one. Go Dawgs!

Scalpers are having a field day in Atlanta. Record beaking ticket prices.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/01/alabama_vs_georgia_national_ch_1.html


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As we reach the 8-hour mark before kickoff of Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship Game, it's still going to take quite an investment to get inside Mercedes Benz Stadium to see Alabama vs. Georgia.

The match-up between SEC rivals (with Georgia a virtual home team) is among the toughest tickets in the history of college sports, according to analysts on the secondary market. If you don't have tickets already, be prepared to pay quite a bit.

Jesse Lawrence of TicketIQ.com tells AL.com via email that Alabama vs. Georgia is "the most expensive title game we've ever tracked." Roughly 2,000 of 75,000 tickets remained on the secondary market as of Monday morning, Lawrence said.

On StubHub.com, the lowest-priced ticket was $1,420 for one seat in the 300 (upper) level corner. Lower-level seats cost up to $25,000, with seats along the sideline starting at $1,849.

According to StubHub, the most expensive ticket sold was $94,000 for a suite, with one buyer paying $12,000 for seats in the 100 level. The least expensive ticket sold on StubHub went for $750.





TravelPat1

Interesting that TSN is going with two versions of the game tonight.  On TSN1, 3  and 5 they've got the usual telecast from ESPN.

On TSN2 they are showing something called the 'Mega Cast' that has the game with 6 coaches giving their analysis on each play.  I prefer the regular telecast. 

Aerial

That Georgia qb was playing high school last year!  Georgia all over 'Bama in that first half, 'Bama lucky to be still in the game.

Horrible reffing allows 'Bama to score a td. Bruuuuutal.
I'm not allowed to comment on lousy officiating - Former Saints General Manager Jim Fink

RedandWhite

...that was a great game, congrats to Tua for his playmaking ability on such a grand stage and his post game interview, kid’s gotta lot of maturity for a freshman...
There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.

Aerial

Excellent game for sure, great comeback for the Tide aided in part by the referring though.  Saban made the right call to change qbs, maybe Buffalo should hire Saban.   ;)

EastVanMark

Did not see that coming. Who would have guessed that a freshman QB would have made the difference in this game- but NOT from Georgia's Jake Fromm. Incredible performance by Tua Tagovailoa.

TravelPat1

Yup. Sort of thought that was desperate move to make the QB change - but between what the freshman QB did and how the Bama defence shut down Georgia in the 2nd half Bama were full value for the win.

I'm sure Bama's field goal kicker was one of the most relieved persons on the planet last night after shanking the chip shot on the last play of regulation time.

Aerial

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Bama were full value for the win
Not quite in my mind Pat, refs missed a blatant face mask and movement call on Bama that went their way and may have changed the outcome of the game.

Bama wins, with a little asterisk IMHO.  Poorly officiated game that took away from what was otherwise an amazing game.  As I say, a little asterisk.

But yes, in the long run, it's who wins, not how you win.  A title is a title is a title, I will never argue with that.

RedandWhite


refs missed a blatant face mask and movement call on Bama that went their way and may have changed the outcome of the game.
...not defending the non-call because I didn't see it, but ref miss calls all the time...I'd rather they'd miss a call (because they're human and only have so many eyes) then make a call that didn't happen...besides, once a game goes to OT i'm not sure you can say it affected the outcome of the game...OT is a fresh start...(and I'm not even a bama fan, or a georgia fan either, just a football fan)...

Aerial

Yeah,  grudgingly I have to agree with you R&W and I will admit I'm biased, I wanted Georgia to win not because I really cared that much or knew the teams and players etc. like you just a football fan, I just liked that freshman qb of theirs and his demeanor (and I'm not a Saban fan :))
 


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