Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/25/12
The college football Final Four is set for this year. The Alabama Crimson Tide will meet the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Title Game, but it’s a play-in game for the BCS National title. The winner gets Notre Dame. Both crushed their in-state rivals Saturday. With the Alabama win in the 77th Iron Bowl, the Crimson Tide is now 42-34-1 against Auburn. Alabama’s 42-0 halft ime lead is the largest halftime lead by either team in the history of the Iron Bowl series. The previous largest halftime lead achieved by either team was a 34-point margin by Auburn in 1957, a 34-0 halftime lead on the way to a 40-0 Tiger victory. Said Alabama coach Nick Saban: It’s a great opportunity to play a really good team in the University of Georgia in the SEC Championship game. To me, in all those games that I’ve been a part of, they are about as good as any game in the country other than the national championship game. Georgia has a really good team and is playing really well right now. I don’t know how they did today, but it will be a great opportunity for our players to have a chance to play against a really good team for the SEC Championship.”   Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, a Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Chicago Tribune.com, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports A Fulbright scholar and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; he’s also a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.
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