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National Championship open thread: Alabama vs. Clemson

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Tonight, the college football national championship game will take place between Alabama and Clemson for the second straight year.

Last year, Alabama won 45-40 in an exciting, high-scoring game, and they enter tonight’s game as the number one team in the country and boast a perfect 14-0 record. Clemson, meanwhile, is ranked number three but destroyed Ohio State in the playoff semi-final, bringing their 13-1 record into tonight’s game. Alabama is going for their fifth national championship in the last eight years, something that no school has ever done in the poll era. What Nick Saban is doing with the Crimson Tide is incredible.

The game is loaded with potential NFL talent, and that provides plenty for NFL fans to be looking for tonight. Particularly for Colts fans, there will be some intriguing defenders on display. Here are some of the top prospects in this game:


Jonathan Allen, DE

Tim Williams, OLB

Reuben Foster, ILB

Marlon Humphrey, CB

Cam Robinson, OT


Mike Williams, WR

Deshaun Watson, QB

Cordrea Tankersly, CB

Carlos Watkins, DT

There are others too, of course, so who will you be watching?

Whether you’ll be watching a specific player or just watching the game for pure enjoyment, here’s an open thread for you to discuss what’s going on.