This weekend is going to be one of the biggest games of the season. It is being touted as “Armageddon in Alabama”, by news agencies and sports networks around the country. This is one of the rare, but very exciting “in season” matchups of a #1 team and a #2 team. This meeting though, will be an SEC battle between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The LSU Tigers have easily looked like the best team in the country to this point of the season. They have rolled through their schedule to this point with no real major challenges. They had one game earlier in the season with Mississippi State that was probably closer than most would have expected; but this team with its dual quarterback threat has beaten highly ranked opponents like Oregon and West Virginia by double digit margins.
Les Miles will have his Tigers ready to play, and there will be thousands of fans in Bryant-Denny stadium, and a small few decked out in their purple and gold. This is going to be a big test for the Tigers as their foe, the Alabama Crimson Tide, coached by Nick Saban, will be the toughest opponent the Tigers have faced to date. This game is truly an irresistible force meeting an immoveable object.
The Alabama Crimson Tide have a chance to firmly plant their foot in the top spot and be an odds on favorite to play for the national championship if they beat LSU in Tuscaloosa. Much like the Tigers, Alabama has won most of their games this year with ease…having only one close call in Happy Valley in a game against Penn St. According to the “talking heads”, Alabama has been touted as the 2nd best team in the nation by most experts all season long. However, this will be their greatest challenge of the season.
Nick Saban coached the LSU Tigers to one of their earlier national championships before going to the NFL and ending up at Alabama. He has also coached Alabama to a national championship during his tenure there. No one really cares, but rest assured while most of the country won’t hold a grudge over all of this – the LSU Fan base will give Saban an ear full all day on Saturday if he gets within earshot. Other than this being a SEC conference game and probably the most important game of the year, there are many underlying stories to add to the drama.
Whether you have a rooting interest or not, this will be one of the biggest games of the season and it should live up to all the hype. Be prepared to watch the two best teams in the country battle it out, because whoever is victorious in this game will have a chance to stake their claim on a chance to play for a national championship.
I hope you’re ready America, because this will be the best 3 hours of television all weekend, or maybe even for the year. I don’t really know who to pick as a winner, but if you made me choose I would say LSU wins this game 17-14. It’s gonna be a donnybrook!Please be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook