FINALLY, THE UNDERDOG SEES SOME SUCCESS. Yes, of course I'm talking about Alabama, who slowly choked the life out of Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl, 38-0. Sparty played tough for most of the first half, but the second half was like watching a boa constrictor slowly tighten its coils on its prey.
But that's not the real story of this game. The real story is Nick Saban attempting to move his body in a somewhat rhythmic fashion while baring his teeth in a friendly manner. Most people call this "dancing" and "smiling", but we have yet to witness this specimen produce these phenomenons concurrently.
Not only does Nick Saban smile...he dances too! pic.twitter.com/Ewm0wwPtHe— Justin King (@JustinKing) January 1, 2016
Bama will face Clemson in the title game after the Tigers waxed Oklahoma 37-17. Clemson just whipped OU down the stretch, and it's got people feeling hopeful that the title game won't be another grim coronation for Alabama. Or maybe it will be, I don't know.
The Big Ten refs in this game were horrendous even by Big Ten standards, but this is a gentle reminder that this is not a contest and that every conference's refs are really bad at their jobs.
THIS ONE'S FOR SWISHA HOUSE. Houston thumped Florida State 38-24 in the Peach Bowl. This game had Tom Herman dropping Drake quotes in the post-game press conference, and Jimbo getting real mad at his otherwise incredible kicker for pooching a kickoff. That's a shame.
ETC. Enjoy your hangovers and bowl games today. I can already check one of those two off the list.