Not Pumped About Tonight’s Game

Tonight is the College Football National Championship Game. If you are asking if I will be watching, the answer is yes. How couldn’t I watch the grand finale of the game I like the most? It isn’t even close, I enjoy nothing more than college football, it just doesn’t get any better. However, if you were to ask my thoughts on the 2018 matchup, you wouldn’t see me jumping up and down with enthusiasm.

I am not one of those people calling for a drastic overhaul of the current playoff system. I appreciate the step that was taken in the first place to create a playoff, even if it only includes four teams. Although no lawyer, I have a rudimentary understanding of contracts and I realize this current format will be here for several years. I plan to live with it.

So in no way am I blaming this evening’s Alabama vs. Georgia national championship tilt on anyone. Rather, I am just chalking it up to dumb luck.

Sorry not sorry, I think it is lame that two teams from the same conference are playing each other to determine the college football national champion. Don’t get me wrong, I am not taking anything away from the SEC. I think it speaks volumes about the conference that two schools ended up making it to the title game. But for the average fan, this sucks.

In my mind, championship games, especially at the college level, are just better when they feature teams with contrasting styles of play from different geographic locales who don’t play one another in the regular season. The element of the unknown is part of the intrigue.

I hope we are all treated to a hard fought, close game this evening. In the end, I guess that is all we can ask for. But we would be kidding ourselves if we didn’t admit that this season’s championship game has lost some of its luster.

Oh, and by the way, I am rooting for Alabama. Don’t Blink.