Alabama Crimson Tide offensive linesman Alex Shine (67) celebrates after the 2013 BCS Championship game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Sun Life Stadium. - Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2013 BCS National Championship coverage: Alabama initiates Notre Dame, 42-14

Alabama makes it fifteen, splattering Notre Dame in Miami. Follow along here for highlights, postgame reaction and much more.

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Alabama Apollo 13

The 2013 Alabama-Notre Dame BCS Championship Game was not a dramatic one, so SB Nation took it upon itself to heighten the emotion and tension the only way that made sense: repurposing the game as Apollo 13 footage.

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Sad Notre Dame Fan talks to SB Nation

Dan Tudesco, seen here in one of the BCS National Championship's most enduring moments, talks about being a Notre Dame fan in South Beach.

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Notre Dame's 15 minutes of fame

We've more or less pinpointed the point at which you likely turned off your TV. Notre Dame had 15 minutes of (game time) fame.

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Why Musberger's apology matters

ESPN issued an apology for announcer Brent Musburger's comments about Katherine Webb. Here's why they should have.

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TROLL TUESDAY: Alabama ruins everything

Alabama won another National Championship in Miami Monday night, but it's Tuesday now, and it's time to start asking some tough questions about the Crimson Tide and college football.

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Coke Zero courts Saban fetishists

Better get the hankies out for this one. This is the "Chariots of Fire" of Coke Zero commercials.

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Roll damn SI cover

The Crimson Tide will have all offseason to let the S.I. cover curse wear off.

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Hangover tips for Notre Dame

Yes, this hangover hurts, Notre Dame. But you don't get hangovers without going to a party first, and you had a pretty good one this year.

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Barrett Jones played with torn ligaments.

Barrett Jones is probably tougher than you.

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Big ratings (for cable)

But still very, very good for a game on cable that rapidly turned into a blowout.

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BCS title quotes: Bama not perfect yet

Alabama may not have thought Notre Dame was all that tough an opponent, while at least one Notre Dame player felt his team wasn't overmatched.

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Newspaper headlines declare Bama dynasty

Newspapers in Alabama declared the Crimson Tide college football's newest dynasty, while headlines in Indiana were a tad bit gloomier following the BCS title game.

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Watch Bama-Notre Dame highlights

Notre Dame fans may want to look away, as the BCS title game highlights are full of Alabama touchdowns.

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The machine

Nick Saban has accomplished something only Nebraska's Tom Osborne and Notre Dame's Frank Leahy had managed in the poll era: a third national title in four years. Let's look back at the Tide's most dominant title game performance yet.

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Alabama, Oregon top both polls

There was absolutely no controversy over the national champion this season as the Crimson Tide were dominant on the way to their 15th title.

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Mixed results for Irish draft prospects

The national title game is also a big showcase for potential NFL draft prospects. We take a look at some players who hoped to shine on the biggest stage Monday night.

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Big night for Alabama draft prospects

The biggest game of the college season is over, and there was plenty of draft prospects hoping to make an impression. We take a look at the big names and their potential status for April.

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Alabama returns to Tuscaloosa Tuesday afternoon

When do the Alabama Crimson Tide return to celebrate their national championship in Tuscaloosa?

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Eddie Lacy, C.J. Mosley the BCS title MVPs

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy won offensive MVP honors, while linebacker C.J. Mosley earned defensive honors.

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Fifteen

SEC schadenfreude will have to wait another year.

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Bama fans are pretty normal

Camping out for National Championship shirts before the game is even over? Why not? Roll Damn Merchandise.

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Jesse Williams injured, leaves game

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jesse Williams had to depart with an injury.

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McCarron and Jones scrap

Having exhausted all sources of competition in South Beach, the Tide have resorted to attacking themselves.

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Eddie Lacy is relaxed

Eddie Lacy is just hanging out, having a real good time on the sidelines without a care in the world.

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Kate Upton taking shots at the Jets

Take that, Mark Sanchez. That's what you get for being so darned handsome.

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Bama makes Rudy cry

The score is currently 35-0, Alabama.

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BCS title game attendance at 80,120

The announced attendance for the national championship game between Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish was a stadium record for Sun Life Stadium.

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Darnell Dockett, ladies

UPDATE: There's more below.

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LeBron demands Oregon vs. Alabama next

And I have to agree with him.

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Eddie Lacy is killing your soul, Notre Dame

You would rather be someplace else, Notre Dame.

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Kapron Lewis-Moore injures knee, won't return

Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore suffered a non-contact right leg injury near the end of the first half of the 2013 BCS title game. He has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

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So, who's Bama playing next?

It's currently 28-0, is what I'm saying. This is getting ugly. Like, uglier than the average Notre Dame or Alabama game.

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Notre Dame football!

This sums up the game so far, and the collective feeling of the Notre Dame fanbase.

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A.J. McCarron suffers charley horse

Quarterback A.J. McCarron of the Alabama Crimson Tide suffered a Charley horse injury that required assistance from the trainer on the sidelines after absorbing a hit from two Notre Dame defenders in the BCS title game.

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Will Saban or Kelly be the next Browns coach?

Jimmy Haslam is going to back the truck up to pay for a coach, so which of the BCS Championship coaches should the Cleveland Browns go with?

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Brent: EWWWW

Things got so weird.

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Bama suplexing Notre Dame and stuff

Hopefully Alabama won't have to write any letters this time after suplexing Notre Dame all over the place.

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Bama absolutely rolling

Echoes have yet to wake.

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Alabama muffs punt, officials muff call

You can decide for yourselves whether the Notre Dame player interfered with the Alabama player.

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Eddie Lacy says hello

Notre Dame doesn't give up many touchdowns on the ground, but Eddie Lacy would prefer to change that.

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Lee Corso is a leprechaun

He made a choice and that choice was to taste the rainbow

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Did Bon Jovi give Notre Dame a bad game?

Jon Bon Jovi met with Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly before the BCS National Championship Game on Monday.

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Weather conditions good for BCS title game

It's warm in Miami, where the national title game will be played Monday night, and odds are against rainy conditions.

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Gameday central

Hey, there's an important football game today. Notre Dame and Alabama collide to determine which will forever hold 2012 college football bragging rights, whose fanbase will immediately become the most insufferable of all time and which will tack on yet another national championship to its already lengthy list.

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Play BCS bingo with us

Because drinking games are for high school sophomores. Class it up with us by enjoying a round of Monday night bingo with Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and the freaking Zac Brown Band.

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Two big questions

The wait is over. Alabama and Notre Dame kick off at 8:30(ish) p.m. ET on ESPN. SBNation.com's Bill Connelly and FootballStudyHall.com's Mike Nixon preview.

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Notre Dame's Rudy taking on the SEC again

He was also offsides.

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How Notre Dame's roster was built

There are two of Charlie Weis' recruits for every one of Brian Kelly's in Notre Dame's starting lineup.

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Alabama's running game can be stopped, Gary

After answering, "is he really this dumb?" in the negative, we try to grapple with why CBS' Gary Danielson keeps taking jibes at an ascendant offensive approach.

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Spilly's BCS meal

Spilly is here to help with your BCS Championship Game party planning. If you're desperate, we've got you covered.

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Echoes humbly awake

SB Nation's BCS National Championship correspondent, Ty Hildenbrandt of the Solid Verbal college football podcast, returns with a look inside the revised psyche of the Notre Dame fan.

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Can title game affect draft stock?

How do you move up on draft boards before April? A standout game in the National Championship will certainly help your cause.

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The F-bomb preview

SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein speaks with Sarah Smith, aka the Texas F-Bomb Girl, in Miami ahead of the national championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama. Position groups are broken down on a scale of 1-10... well, you'll see.

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Irish independence strikes gold

It's a very, very good time to be Notre Dame, on the field and off.

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14 vs. 11: The national title count

Alabama and Notre Dame have had a lot of success over the last century, and they've won a bunch of national championships in the process.

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Alabama nearing full strength

Barrett Jones and Denzel Devall are likely to play against Notre Dame Monday.

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Bama-Notre Dame by Shutdown Fullback

The world's first and only college football show becomes (for now) the world's last college football show. This is it! Raise a big fuss if you'd like to see this debacle continue! As in, PICKET YOUR ALDERMAN NIGHTLY.

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Joe Theismann: Lord of Miami

SB Nation's BCS National Championship correspondent, Ty Hildenbrandt of the Solid Verbal college football podcast, returns with another dispatch from Miami. His first entry, on guerilla hotel broadcasting.

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Expect Irish aggression

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is showing off new wrinkles in the offense prior to Monday's national title game.

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Title game prop bets time

The BCS National Championship point spread stretched to 10 points Friday, but it's Alabama vs. Notre Dame prop betting odds that are attracting a burst of attention before the big game.

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Alabama's Jones '95 percent' healthy

The Crimson Tide is hoping for a healthy Barrett Jones come Monday night against Notre Dame.

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Live from South Beach

Monday night's Alabama vs. Notre Dame BCS National Championship is in South Beach, as is SB Nation correspondent Ty Hildenbrandt of the colossal college football podcast the Solid Verbal.

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Alabama's fancy title game uniforms

These look the same to me, but with more air slats and whatnot. Nike says they're awesome, though!

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How Brian Kelly learned to win

Players knocked on doors. They made phone calls. They sought out friends and family members. Center Jim Grealis even stopped by many of the same houses where he used to deliver newspapers.

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Notre Dame's Kelly an NFL target

Longtime college coach could be tempted to move into the professional ranks.

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Notre Dame T-shirt bravery continues

Your bravery is admired. But you really have no idea what you're stirring up, Notre Dame fans. You are dealing with people who are considered crazy by crazy people.

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Roll damn Christmas gift

Even if you're not a fan of the Crimson Tide, you can appreciate this heartwarming Christmas video. One hopes.

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Jimmy Clausen: Notre Dame fan!

Inbreeding, you see. Jimmy Clausen used to play for Notre Dame, you see.

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Bama's Dial won't miss title game for headshot

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Quinton Dial will not receive a BCS National Championship suspension for his hit on Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray.

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Ban Notre Dame

Should Notre Dame have the right to play Alabama in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game without having played a real schedule? What do we REALLY know about Irish head coach Brian Kelly? SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein may be the only one to examine these questions and more.

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Overrated

In a year without a truly great college football team, Alabama appears to be the closest thing. And close doesn't count.

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How's Notre Dame gonna score?

Notre Dame and Alabama have two of the country's best defenses. Where's the offense gonna come from? That and four other early thoughts on the national championship.

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Envy, wrath and the Fighting Irish

The frenzy of the wrathful can resume, for Our Lady sits gleaming again on her throne at
the summit of the college football mountain.

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