Normally I am pumped about the College Football National Championship Game. I have had a rooting interest 5 games- either for Alabama to win or Auburn to lose. That isn't the case tonight. I couldn't care less who wins this game.
I think Oregon will win. They have been the best team in college football all year, but there is obviously just something about this Ohio State team. They have been able to overcome all of the odds.
Come to think of it, I hate Urban Meyer a lot, so I will be pulling for Oregon, but I do really think they deserve to win.
Here is everything you need to know about tonight's game (h/t The Phinsider):
(4) Ohio State vs. (2) Oregon
Kickoff: 8:30pm ET
Stadium: AT&T Center, Arlington, Texas
TV Channel: ESPN
Announcers: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit
Online Stream: WatchESPN
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Todd Blackledge
Spanish Broadcast: ESPN Deportes
Announcers: Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega
Favorite: Oregon -6
Weather: 40°F, Cloudy (Retractable roof)
ESPN Megacast Information: The entire ESPN family of networks will be involved in the broadcast. While the regular television broadcast will be on ESPN, there will be a host of other options to fully cover the game:
- Film Room (ESPN2) - Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi, and Nebraska coach Mike Riley break down game film as it happens, explaining the Xs and Os behind the game.
- ESPN Voices (ESPNU) - Jay Bilas, Aaron Boone, Julie Foudy, Barry Melrose, Mark Schlereth, and Michael Wilbon form a panel of analysts from other sports discussing the game.
- Off the Ball (ESPNEWS) -Bob Wischusen, Kevin Carter, Matt Millen, Jason Sehorn,Matt Stinchcomb, and Amani Toomer provide in-depth analysis of the game.
- Sounds of the Game (ESPN Classic) - 100 microphones throughout the stadium bring the natural sounds of the game without analysts. Will include pre-game and halftime ceremonies/entertainment.
- Home Team Radio (ESPN3/WatchESPN) - The Oregon and Ohio State radio calls will be streamed over the telecast.
- Command Center (ESPN Goal Line) - Commercial-free coverage, with split-screen instant replays, multiple angles, and isolated views on the coaches. This will come in handy if Urban Meyer fakes another heart attack.
- SpiderCam (ESPN3/WatchESPN) - Overhead coverage of the game.
- Taco Bell Student Section (ESPN3/WatchESPN) - Coverage of the fans for both teams.
- Data Center (ESPN3/WatchESPN) - Analytical data and social media content throughout the game.