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)

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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FB Update: Finebaum: "We got the best game, but it’s not the sexiest"
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Re: FB Update: Finebaum: "We got the best game, but it’s not the sexiest"
greenvillealum07
Boy, when I think who the ultimate arbiter of what's "sexy"
TheRawPaw®
Re: Boy, when I think who the ultimate arbiter of what's "sexy"
Dugatiger®
Because it ain't Hollywood. It ain't like a pro game based
AThomas®
Is true***
ninetytwotiger®
Would this person be who you go to for "sexiest"?***
Country Gentleman®
You don't think he looks good here?
Gordita
Re: Would this person be who you go to for "sexiest"?***
ddclemson
Re: Would this person be who you go to for "sexiest"?***
Dugatiger®
Re: Would this person be who you go to for "sexiest"?***
ZeeGantt®
Re: FB Update: Finebaum: "We got the best game, but it’s not the sexiest"
Tiger Contractor
He wanted a Big Ten team whose offenses are tailor made
TigerLinks
And Clemson's defense this year***
RC Tiger®
He's rather have older, mature ex-hottie than hottest new
RC Tiger®
Re: FB Update: Finebaum: "We got the best game, but it’s not the sexiest"
Theotis
Come on, nothing wrong with Thelma Lou, but
space tiger
PAUL FineB is bias, stupid at times & a Bama lapdog!
lightbulbbill®
Except
CU13®
Re: FB Update: Finebaum: "We got the best game, but it’s not the sexiest"
CUAllTheWay®
of course as a bama fan he wanted ohio state.
tgrfan42069
Correct me if I'm wrong
tiger co-op
Re: Correct me if I'm wrong
ddclemson
Re: Correct me if I'm wrong
bloodrunsorange63®
Re: Correct me if I'm wrong
Tiger Contractor
WHAT AN IDIOT
njones63®
Finebaum reminds me of this guy
Centennial Tiger
You're wrong . . .
mrmatt
Non-Alabama fans want the team that has the best chance of
TigerzzRoar®
Re: Non-Alabama fans want the team that has the best chance of
MackDaddy®
Re: Finebaum Lost All Credibility
IronTiger81
Re: FB Update: Finebaum: "We got the best game, but it’s not the sexiest"
Topher
Re: FB Update: Finebaum: "We got the best game, but it’s not the sexiest"
MaukaTiger®
Sexy is the reason why some of these rankings are bull crap
dattiger05
Re: FB Update: Finebaum: "We got the best game, but it’s not the sexiest"
dinesh15
I don't know Paul...a Clemson win would be pretty sexy.***
NorthwestPurple®
Re: I don't know Paul...a Clemson win would be pretty sexy.***
prefab
What would be sexy about an OSU massacre? Dude must be
4thgentiger
Re: FB Update: Finebaum: "We got the best game, but it’s not the sexiest"
benwelch®
What does Finebaum know about sexy?***
NGATigr
A defensive bore fest?
MackDaddy®

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