Thanks to our own Nickel Rover for breaking down tonight's game below.
I am excited to watch this game. No boycotting here. I think NR's soccer match comparison is a good one. I get the notion that a few other schools should have "gotten a chance" but I do think these two teams are clearly the best.
Prediction: I think Alabama will win tonight, LSU will be awarded the AP title and the entire world will explode in a rapturegeddon of SEC circlejerkery. At least we get to finally watch an SEC lose the BCS title game.
Here's what some of our SB Nation blogs have to say.
Our Bamablog, Roll Bama Roll, identifies what the Crimson Tide must do better against LSU this time around if it wants to win The Game Of The Week of The Century, Part II: Revenge Of The Slive.
Our BayouBengalBlog, And the Valley Shook, has not one but two posts previewing the big game, one telling readers what to watch for from an Xs and Os standpoint, and one trying on the underdog role for size.
S! E! C! S! E! C! Omnibusblog, Team Speed Kills, also pulls double duty, saying in one post that tonight's rematch now seems like it was inevitable, and looking in another at tonight's cast of characters.
Lastly, the SB Nation Alabama Vs. LSU Preview: What We Can Learn From Round 1.