Last night marked the end of the 2011-12 college football season, as the Alabama Crimson Tide made easy work of the LSU Tigers, cruising to a 21-0 win – and by doing so, captured their second BCS National Championship in three years.
Jerry Recco began his first update of the morning with a cut from Eli Gold of the Crimson tide Sports Network, calling the final seconds of the game. Boomer & Craig were in agreement that Gold sounded an awful lot like Kevin Harlan, which was tough to argue.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron was named offensive MVP and according to his teammate Brad Smelley, the sophomore signal caller was solid. As for LSU corenerback Tyron Mathieu, he was not as impressed.
Moving right along, the hype for the Giants-Packers game Sunday took a sad turn, as Michael Philbin – son of Packers’ offensive coordinator Joe Philbi – was found dead in a river on Monday. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the coaching staff will do the best they can to have the players ready for the game.
From the Giants side we heard from a chipper Tom Coughlin and an equally chipper Craig Carton – who morphed into his ‘alter-Tom Coughlin-ego’ and had some fun with the media.
Eli Manning talked about Wisconsin weather patterns, offensive lineman Kevin Boothe on the funny game that is football, something special from Antrel Rolle and just another game for the Prince (Amukamara).
Plus, Kansas City Chiefs name Romeo Crennel their head coaching job, Knicks win over the Bobcats 91-87 despite a lackluster performance, Nets lose to the Hawks 106-101, former Reds shiortstop Barry Larkin voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and tonight on the ice: Rangers host the Coyotes, Islanders home for the Red Wings & the Devils will skate in Calgary.