How was your week

Posted: January 1, 2022 by Sports Time Radio in sports

Now I wouldn’t say I’m a huge college football fan, but I’m not completely down on the sport like I am the NBA. I don’t sit down and watch every minute of a game, but I’ll watch enough of it to know what’s going on. Yesterday I did have some interest in the college football semifinal games and sadly they were both terrible.

I had some hope that in the first college football playoff game of the day that the underdog non-power conference Cincinnati Bearcats would be able to play with the powerhouse that is the Alabama Crimson Tide, but they couldn’t. I thought the second college football playoff game would be much more competitive as the Michigan Wolverines faced off against the Georgia Bulldogs, but that game turned out to be a bigger joke than the first game.

It was very clear from the first time Alabama had the football that Cincinnati wouldn’t be able to play with them. Alabama went straight down the field running the football on ever play to almost show their dominance before they scored their first touchdown on a short touchdown pass.

After that Alabama touchdown Cincinnati did respond by driving the football down the field, but they had to settle for a field goal. After that drive it looked like there was a possibility that Cincinnati might be able to score against Alabama, but the big question would be could their defense step up and make stops.

Unfortunately, the Cincinnati defense was unable to slow down the Alabama offense and it ended up being the Alabama defense that stepped up as Cincinnati was only able to add one more field goal to the scoreboard and they went down very easily to Alabama 27-6.

With the dominance Alabama showed in this game I’m sure we’re going to have to listen to a lot of people say that a non-power conference team like Cincinnati didn’t belong in the college football playoffs, but the Bearcats did go undefeated this season and they deserved to at least have a shot at a championship even though they were no match at all for Alabama.

Now the second game featuring Georgia vs. Michigan should’ve been a much better match up than the opening college football playoff game, but Georgia made sure that wasn’t the case.

Georgia put up 17 points before Michigan final got on the scoreboard with a field goal, but after Georgia hit on a 57-yard pass play to take a 27-3 lead going into halftime I think just about everyone knew that this game was over.

I guess you could say that the second half of the game was a little more competitive, but let’s face it Michigan was never back in the game. Georgia added a touchdown in the 4th quarter before Michigan finally got themselves into the end zone for a touchdown and two-point conversion to make the final score 34-11.

So, it looks like we’ll have a rematch in the college football championship game.

Georgia and Alabama met in the SEC championship game back on December 4th. The game was pretty close for a half as Alabama had a 24-17 lead at halftime before pulling away in the second half for a 41-24 victory.

That was the win that actually got Alabama into the college football playoff since they had one loss coming into that game and a second loss might’ve knocked them out of consideration for one of the four playoff spots. I do have a feeling that the committee who ranks these college football teams for the playoffs would’ve somehow found a way to get a two loss Alabama team into that four-team playoff.

The college football championship game will be played Monday January 10th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Indiana. The game has a scheduled start time of 7:00 p.m. and it will be broadcast on EESPN, but I think we all know it won’t start on time.

If you’re interested in betting on the game Georgia has opened as a 2-point favorite which is actually a bit of a surprise for me after the way Alabama handled them in the SEC championship. Maybe the opening line is based on the Georgia revenge factor.

I know the game is nine days away, but I still want to know who you’re picking to win this one. Do you see Alabama picking up another national championship or does Georgia get its revenge and win the title?

I hope you’ve been able to listen to the live edition of the Sports Time Radio podcast on, but if not, you know you can swing by and listen any time you want to.

If you’re interested, you can also find me on Twitter @Burketime.

  1. It’s a hard call for the title game, but it’s hard to bet against Alabama.
    I’m still watching replays of the incredible end to the Bulls game yesterday. One of their huge early season tests will be on the 21st of the month when they play the Bucks. If the Bulls prevail, we could be in for a truly exciting season.


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