Finebaum: "We got the best game, but it’s not the sexiest"


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Finebaum thinks OSU is a sexier pick than Clemson  (Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports)
Finebaum thinks OSU is a sexier pick than Clemson (Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports)

Clemson vs. Alabama Round 2 will be played on Jan. 9 for the prestigious National Championship. It will be the first time in history that two football teams will have a rematch from the previous year's title game.

However, ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum thinks that most of the country would rather have watched a defensive bore fest with Ohio State and Alabama.

"I think the country wanted Alabama and Ohio State, the two biggest names in the business Urban Meyer and Nick Saban,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter. "But I think it's interesting had we had the old BCS, we would’ve had Alabama and Clemson, both times. We got the best game, but it’s not the sexiest game in terms of marquee value."

Finebaum didn't know what to expect from Deshaun Watson and the Tigers heading into the playoff.

"You expect Alabama to be good, but we weren’t sure about Clemson,” Finebaum said. "They’ve had moments this year and looked good down the stretch, but many people rode Deshaun Watson off after the loss to Pittsburgh and early (struggles) at Auburn. He had so much pressure on him early when they were struggling.”

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greenvillealum07
spacer Boy, when I think who the ultimate arbiter of what's "sexy"
TheRawPaw
spacer Re: Boy, when I think who the ultimate arbiter of what's "sexy"
Dugatiger®
spacer Because it ain't Hollywood. It ain't like a pro game based
AThomas®
spacer Is true***
ninetytwotiger®
spacer Would this person be who you go to for "sexiest"?***
Country Gentleman®
spacer You don't think he looks good here?
Gordita
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ddclemson
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Dugatiger®
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ZeeGantt®
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Tiger Contractor
spacer He wanted a Big Ten team whose offenses are tailor made
TigerLinks
spacer And Clemson's defense this year***
RC Tiger
spacer He's rather have older, mature ex-hottie than hottest new
RC Tiger
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Theotis
spacer Come on, nothing wrong with Thelma Lou, but
space tiger
spacer PAUL FineB is bias, stupid at times & a Bama lapdog!
lightbulbbill®
spacer Except
CU13®
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CUAllTheWay®
spacer of course as a bama fan he wanted ohio state.
tgrfan42069
spacer Correct me if I'm wrong
tiger co-op
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ddclemson
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Tiger Contractor
spacer WHAT AN IDIOT
njones63®
spacer Finebaum reminds me of this guy
Centennial Tiger
spacer You're wrong . . .
mrmatt
spacer Non-Alabama fans want the team that has the best chance of
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MackDaddy®
spacer Re: Finebaum Lost All Credibility
IronTiger81®
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MaukaTiger®
spacer Sexy is the reason why some of these rankings are bull crap
dattiger05
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dinesh15
spacer I don't know Paul...a Clemson win would be pretty sexy.***
NorthwestPurple®
spacer Re: I don't know Paul...a Clemson win would be pretty sexy.***
prefab
spacer What would be sexy about an OSU massacre? Dude must be
4thgentiger
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benwelch®
spacer What does Finebaum know about sexy?***
NGATigr
spacer A defensive bore fest?
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