TEXAS—The finest event in the year of sports is just hours away. After routing South Carolina in the SEC Championship to cap an undefeated season, few would argue against Auburn’s rightful position in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game. Controversy has surrounded the Tigers’ leader Cam Newton throughout the season, but that hasn’t stopped him from carrying Auburn all the way to the biggest show in College Football. Old man Newton was just trying to ensure he got his cut for having awesome sperm. Don’t hate.
Auburn is favored -2 in what is predicted to be a high-scoring game, with both teams wielding offenses that looked unstoppable at times this season. Oregon’s uniquely fast paced offense led by LaMichael James, who finished third in Heisman voting, and their sixth-ranked pass efficiency defense, will try and stymie the Auburn defense and Heisman Trophy winner Newton. The University of Phoenix Stadium will demonstrate a significant difference in student bodies between the schools, with Auburn’s fans looking respectable and Oregon’s fans likely looking as ridiculous as one of the hundreds of jersey combinations their team allows, or similar to the lovely ladies in the Kappa Rap video.
Having Nike’s Phil Knight as an alumnus obviously gives an enormous boost to the athletic department, but it still doesn’t keep Oregon’s geed population from producing videos that embarrass the University as a whole, such as this one:
Seriously? COME ON. Thankfully, Oregon is the designated away-team so their main color is white, restricting the ridiculously gaudy uniform combos and limiting the amount of neon they can unashamedly put to use. Neon can be FaF when you’re being an obnoxious JI or attending an 80s party, but it’s NF on the football field.
Gene Chizik discusses the matchup with Rome:
Cam Newton broken down on Sports Science:
Michael Dyer reflects on the loss of his father before each game:
Erin Andrews at media day interviews LaMichael James, Nick Fairley, and others:
Teach yourself how to Duckie, or preferably, don’t:
My money is on Auburn, but this should be one for the books. Expect lots of scoring, lots of Cam Newton, and lots of Oregon’s 2-minute offense throughout the entire game.