Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Basking in the crystal glow of a dynasty cemented

It has been almost 48 hours since the Alabama Crimson Tide claimed the BCS national championship and a vast majority of those associated with the program, in any capacity, are still basking in the "crystal glow"...and will be for quite some time.

As for the game, the ball was kicked...and the game was over. Of course in "real time" the conclusion wasn't drawn so effortlessly, but in retrospect, that is how the story unfolded.

Notre Dame was viewed as the "team of destiny" due in large measure because they "survived" a total of five close games this season, three of which came against "substandard" competition. Well, as it was revealed Monday night, those five close games were due to the Irish being "less than great"...rather than some team "destined" for a title.

The Notre Dame defensive front, regarded as one of the best in the nation, could do absolutely nothing with the Alabama offensive line. An offensive line that included an injured Barrett Jones.

Running backs Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon were simply magic, and AJ McCarron looked more like a young man in the backyard playing catch with his buddies, rather than a young man going for his second straight national title as a starter.

The game looked easy, it looked simplistic...and it was all Alabama...all the time.

42-14 was the final score, but history won't remember that as the outcome...not really. History will record that a Notre Dame team, hyped by the media for the better part of 30 days, were no match whatsoever for Alabama, and one of the greatest leaders in college football history...Nick Saban.

The Alabama dynasty lives here, and in this moment, on this day, in this era, nobody has ever "rolled" like the Crimson Tide.

Enjoy this time, because the greatest dynasty in the history of college football...has been signed in crimson flame.

Eight in the box: The best of Monday night and beyond

-Alabama's triumph in 3:21 (Video: Every significant moment of the BCS title game)

-Alabama/Notre Dame Stats and Scoring Summary

-Saban's success reaches new level

-Time To Work For Another Title (Saban chats with the "College GameDay" crew)

-Sports Illustrated puts Eddie Lacy on the cover

-Saban's 2013 BCS National Championship final press conference (video and transcript)

-Scarbinsky: Alabama's now a dynasty, the best we've ever seen, the best there's ever been

-The Alabama dynasty, by the numbers

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