You wouldn’t think this LSU-Alabama matchup in the BCS Championship Game was a rematch that so many folks were against. Floods of Crimson Tide and Tigers fans have already descended upon New Orleans in anticipation of Monday’s game at 7:30 p.m. CST. On Friday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu introduced the art of cutting and eating a king cake to LSU and Alabama officials during a Kings Day feast to kick off the 2012 Mardi Gras season. There are so many parties and receptions going on, including a “Prequel,” another one titled “Red Clay,” a day party by the “Soul Tigers” and a “Welcome to New Orleans” party. Actually, this sounds like a party lineup for the Super Bowl and NBA All-Star Weekend.
Arguably, this encounter between LSU (13-0, 8-0 SEC), a team making its third BCS title appearance and Alabama (11-1, 7-1), a team making its second, is a game that is exceeding the hype that never was. So what was that about not wanting to see another Les Miles-Nick Saban faceoff?