Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/1/12
Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast.Their guest this week is Tim Layden of Sports Illustrated and SI.com.. Layden  has spent much of this season covering both college and pro football. Layden thinks that Alabama will defeat Georgia this weekend and face Notre Dame in the BCS Title game. Layden encourages Notre Dame fans to focus less on who there opponent will be and more on the excitement of playing for the National Championship for the first time in 24 years. Layden says that Notre Dame is very much like an SEC team and matches up well with Georgia and Alabama. "Notre Dame has a very competitive chance to win the National Championship game," said Layden.Layden expects the BCS final will be a physical, low scoring, grind regardless of who the teams are that end up playing in the game. Layden also says:The rest of the BCS Bowl games are meaninglessHeisman Ballot: 1: Maziel or Te'o 3:Klein The NFL is the best league in the world Parody in the NFL isn't as strong this year as previous yearsHe doesn't believe in the Falcons ACL surgery has become a medical wonderPeyton Manning will edge out Adrian Peterson for comeback player of the yearsSuper Bowl Pick: Giants over TexansSteve and Don kick off each podcast with "3 Things" but manage to tackle so much more. In this week's segment they discuss the upcoming 13h week of NFL action, the Packers announce that Cedric Benson will remain on IR, and the Honey Badger's decision to enter the NFL Draft. Steve and Don close the show with a listener email about the Thursday Football package and One Last Thing. 
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