Found January 08, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Alabama became the first back to back champion in the BCS era last night with a  42-14 rout over Notre Dame. The game drew a 15.7 overnight rating Monday on ESPN, the network said Tuesday. That’s actually up 14 percent from last year’s game, another blowout Crimson Tide victory, 21-0 over LSU. But it’s down from the 16.1 for ESPN’s first BCS championship two years ago, Auburn’s 22-19 win over Oregon that was “for all the Tostitos” at the very end. It got off to a decent start, but once the second half started, people checked out. Check out the chart below, which shows you when viewership peaked early on, and then people checked out as the Irish got killed by the Tide.   Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports, a Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Chicago, Walter, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports A Fulbright scholar, published author and MBA, Banks has appeared on live rad...

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Amazon sent congratulatory emails to Alabama, Notre Dame fans before national title game committed a folly ahead of the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night.The online retailer reportedly sent congratulatory emails to fans of both teams participating in the game several hours before the contest was even played.Here's the gist of what the email had to say:"Dear Customer," the email that was sent to Irish fans read. "Congratulations...

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