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BY SCOTT MALONE

ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER

More than one month and 34 bowl games later, college football’s granddaddy of them all - the BCS National Championship Game - is cleared for kickoff. And as ESPN explains: there is more than just bragging rights at stake.

“One night, two teams. Your entire legacy is based on how you finish. Notre Dame wide receiver T.J. Jones summing up tonight’s Discover BCS National Championship Game perfectly.”

For Brian Kelly and Notre Dame: a shot at their first national title in almost 25 years, and a return to national prominence. For Alabama: a third title in four years, and earning the label of a modern-day dynasty. (Via Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

But before the hard hits and handoffs start flying, CNN says the biggest bowl game of them all has a hype that might make your bank account cringe.

“The resale market has tickets going for as much as $60,000 each. $60,000 each!”

Before you start trying to figure out how many pairs of shoes, or what kind of car you could get for that money, get this -

A writer for Forbes says the prices of tickets have actually dropped by about 33% - or about $500 off the average price paid for a ticket. The writer adds prices usually drop by around 15% - and wonders if the game could be over-hyped..

“For all the hype that the Alabama vs. Notre Dame matchup received …  it is a little surprising that this game will not be nearly as tough of a ticket as some other national title games in recent years.”

But a writer for the Huffington Post disagrees, and says tonight’s title bout is straight from the stuff legends are made of.

“There’s no better matchup in college football in terms of history, tradition and rabid fan bases. It’s the luck of the Irish clashing with the rolling Tide. It’s Rudy versus Forrest Gump … It’s every analogy you can think of all wrapped into one.”

And a writer for USA Today adds it’ll be a bit of a refreshing change to the type of football we’re seeing in the current college era. “The new age of hyperventilating spread-out offenses - Generation TD - is on holiday.”

Should the Tide roll over Notre Dame, Alabama coach Nick Saban would have four championships - second to the legendary Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant. But if the Irish win the fight, their coach Brian Kelly would be the fourth Notre Dame coach to win a title in his third year at Notre Dame.

Is 'Bama vs. Notre Dame Worth the Hype?

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Jan 7, 2013

Is 'Bama vs. Notre Dame Worth the Hype?

 

(Image Source: USA Today)

BY SCOTT MALONE

ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER

More than one month and 34 bowl games later, college football’s granddaddy of them all - the BCS National Championship Game - is cleared for kickoff. And as ESPN explains: there is more than just bragging rights at stake.

“One night, two teams. Your entire legacy is based on how you finish. Notre Dame wide receiver T.J. Jones summing up tonight’s Discover BCS National Championship Game perfectly.”

For Brian Kelly and Notre Dame: a shot at their first national title in almost 25 years, and a return to national prominence. For Alabama: a third title in four years, and earning the label of a modern-day dynasty. (Via Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

But before the hard hits and handoffs start flying, CNN says the biggest bowl game of them all has a hype that might make your bank account cringe.

“The resale market has tickets going for as much as $60,000 each. $60,000 each!”

Before you start trying to figure out how many pairs of shoes, or what kind of car you could get for that money, get this -

A writer for Forbes says the prices of tickets have actually dropped by about 33% - or about $500 off the average price paid for a ticket. The writer adds prices usually drop by around 15% - and wonders if the game could be over-hyped..

“For all the hype that the Alabama vs. Notre Dame matchup received …  it is a little surprising that this game will not be nearly as tough of a ticket as some other national title games in recent years.”

But a writer for the Huffington Post disagrees, and says tonight’s title bout is straight from the stuff legends are made of.

“There’s no better matchup in college football in terms of history, tradition and rabid fan bases. It’s the luck of the Irish clashing with the rolling Tide. It’s Rudy versus Forrest Gump … It’s every analogy you can think of all wrapped into one.”

And a writer for USA Today adds it’ll be a bit of a refreshing change to the type of football we’re seeing in the current college era. “The new age of hyperventilating spread-out offenses - Generation TD - is on holiday.”

Should the Tide roll over Notre Dame, Alabama coach Nick Saban would have four championships - second to the legendary Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant. But if the Irish win the fight, their coach Brian Kelly would be the fourth Notre Dame coach to win a title in his third year at Notre Dame.

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