BCS National Championship, LSU Vs. Alabama: Live Game Coverage With Video And More

Won't you join us at 8:30 p.m. ET (ish) for the BCS National Championship Game between the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide? Even if you're able to catch the game on ESPN (also: radio info), we'll still be around to provide stats, updates, commentary on highlights, and probably not any spoilers. There will be only like one touchdown. OK, so not many spoilers.

In the meantime, here's a fine assemblage of preview reading, as there's really no point in doing anything that's not college football with the rest of your day.

How's this game work? Here's Bill Connelly with what we can learn from the first go-round, and here's Vegas trying to make heads or tails of the whole thing (also: everyone likes prop bets).

I have questions about bowl game things. SI.com's Holly Anderson has been running an excellent series of bowl FAQs, which conclude with this title game breakdown.

Will anybody score a touchdown? SI.com's Andy Staples has the prescription for just that. It'll probably go differently than it did in 1964, when multiple touchdowns were scored.

Shouldn't there be a playoff instead? Well, yes, especially since, as Samuel Chi notes, it's hard to pick a great No. 2 team, but Bill C. suggests you just hush and enjoy it. Bomani Jones blasphemes further: the BCS got it right. But SI.com's Stewart Mandel notes your opinion is probably shaded by whether your team's here or not.

Who am I supposed to root for? Spencer Hall just comes right out and says it, while Andrew Sharp's report from the scene may make you just root for the entire city of New Orleans. Even if it does contain Harvey Updyke.

But I'm an Alabama fan. That's what Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll is for!

But I'm a LSU fan. Then you should be off to LSU blog And the Valley Shook.

For more on the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, visit LSU blog And the Valley Shook, Alabama blog Roll Bama Roll and SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

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