God DAMN that was a good national championship game. I understand many of you didn’t want Alabama to win. I kind of wanted Georgia to win but I really wanted a good championship to end the season on a high note. Especially with seven-and-a-half months of no college football coming up (or at least college football that counts). So with that criteria, it was a fantastic game. And now the playoff can expand to a fifth team thanks to the Tide and to UCF. We are slowly going towards an eight-team playoff. While I don’t fully agree, I will embrace it as long as they don’t go beyond that.
I will get more into the game when I do my final bowl ranking and review. For now here is the schedule for this weekend’s divisional playoffs.
|Atlanta at Philadelphia (4:30)||All affiliates||All affiliates|
|Tennessee at New England (8:00)||All affiliates||All affiliates|
|Jacksonville at Pittsburgh (1:00)||All affiliates||All affiliates|
|New Orleans at Minnesota (4:30)||All affiliates||All affiliates|
A few Divisional Round notes
- I noticed I didn’t have the times in for the Wild-Card post. That has been corrected.
- So CBS gets two games this round and FOX only gets one. NBC gets one because it’s NBC I guess. I have a feeling CBS and FOX alternate who gives one of their games in this round to NBC.
- CTV gets all the playoff games this weekend. Don’t know why and don’t care since when I watch them I will watch the US channel anyway (Despite the fact we still get the 500 Canadian Tire commercials, 400 Tim Horton’s commercials and approximately 1 million commercials about the same three shows that CTV wants to promote. Sorry CTV, no matter what you do, I REFUSE to watch Young Sheldon.).
Wild-Card weekend was fun I have to say. Only one game that would be considered not that great and it was still not bad (Falcons-Rams). Epic comebacks, defensive battles (let’s stay positive here), Marcus Mariota channeling his inner Mr. Perfect, the Saints just not being able to stop scoring. It was pretty good. To be honest, paired with Week 17, it is the most NFL football I have watched in a couple years. I know part of that is my near-obsession with college football so I will always pick that over the pros. But the product had become shit. These past two weekends proved there are still times when the NFL is just so much damn fun to watch.
Alright that’s it that’s all. I am wiping away my tears at no more college football (save a couple of all-star games later this month). Enjoy the games everyone!