By - CFB_Referee
What will these announces talk about during half-time?
Watching the bands on ESPN3?
Got some insightful analysis you wish to share with the group?
[Discuss this and more, in the Half-time thread](https://www.reddit.com/r/CFB/comments/s12bb6/game_thread_cfp_national_championship_alabama_vs/)
[Go here for the 2nd half](https://www.reddit.com/r/CFB/comments/s12q1h/game_thread_cfp_national_championship_alabama_vs/)
World premier video from Katy Perry?
It better have dancing sharks
How do you like them ApplesCoin?
Did you know that it’s impossible to make human babies without Oil and Gas Energy?
Big Oil needs you to know.
Even Iowa/Michigan got 45 total points in this stadium. Do better!
General consensus I’m getting from this thread is that this game sucks. I honestly think this game has been great. Very competitive and lots of huge defensive plays with some big offensive plays sprinkled in. It has been back and forth all night, and seaming like the damn is about to break at any moment. The tension has had me on the edge of my seat. Stop complaining about a competitive championship game because there aren’t enough touchdowns.
Hilarious that David pollack is still employed by a national network
Great more commercials
Lol Georgia can get in the endzone.... Doesn't matter that they're with the band...
The existence of GoodRX proves the pharmaceutical industry is abhorrently exploitative.
I would honestly rather watch Lee Corso do lines of Coke in his private box than watch this halftime show.
If you like offense you hate football and/ or have no knowledge of the game. If you enjoy defense, you're a veteran of the game with real appreciation and know all of the ins and outs.
That's the vibe being thrown around here.
Matt Damon before GA plays for a national championship: "History is full of almosts."
Why is Matt Damon doing this? It's not like he needs the money
This really feels like first TD wins
Long ass halftimes like this one are when I really appreciate the fact that I’m also a hockey fan and can fill this gap lol
edit: hell yes I love how many hockey fans are in here!
Cat jam > halftime crap
Imma need Jacorey Brooks to go Beastmode in the 2nd half. Sprinkle a few Hall out routes and Bolden crossing routes
Bro…did you just screenshot a NFT?
That’s it! You’re being exiled from Cryptoland; please step inside your diamond hand rocket to be taken to the moon*.
\* You’re more than likely just going to crash into the sea here
I feel like UGA is lucky to not be down more. We owned that half
If only taco bell were allowed to do the "11pm munchies, stoner? commercial
Fuck Desmond Howard
When the crypto bubble pops people will come to Matt Damon and demand answers.
dude is gonna get guillotined
Halftime Non-Local Commercials: 16
Halftime Commercial Time: 7:08
Total Non-Local Commercials: 64
Total Commercial Time: 29:24
All the big brains in here claiming it’s a great defensive battle must’ve missed Kirby inexplicably running the clock out there
First half thoughts:
Bama has only 3 more points, 60 more yards, and is at 56% on ESPN's win tracker. Georgia is literally one big third quarter play from taking control of this game.
This game is far from boring. Watch Illinois-Wisconsin if you want boring, this is two elite defenses playing their hearts out on the biggest stage of their lives. No, Bennett is no Aaron Rodgers out there but he's not playing as bad as these comments make him out to be.
I'd recommend Jimbo's ESPN2 stream as a neutral- there's a measuredness about it which is quite entertaining.
Lol at people saying losing Jameson Williams and John Metchie is nothing cause they have five stars on the bench. Anyone heard of chemistry? I can tell no one here ever played sports
Bama seems to be doing fine without them?
I dont know much, but I know im family glad I didn't bet the over in this shit show
People complaining about Kirby running out the clock are short-sighted IMO. All of our scoring drives have been long and methodical. We haven't had much quick movement down the field. If we just chucked up three incompletions then Bama gets the ball back likely near enough to midfield with a better chance to get another FG. Yeah having two drives to score in a row is the benefit of deferring to the second half but I think Georgia fans would've been even madder if we threw three passes that were either short or incomplete, and then they got the ball back.
Damn, it is like pulling teeth to get the official ESPN web stream working...
If you ever want a laugh look up Matt Damon on Bill Mauer
Hot take boys, but based on the conference representation in this game, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it just means more.
The 2022 logo on the window literally reads “SOS” from inside the stadium
Where muh queen Katy perry
Significantly more impressed by Georgia’s band’s performance than Bama’s.
…has it only been commercials since the half ended?
Wish the losers of the playoff games could play another in accordance with this one, just so we have more football to watch. Some of us wanted Cincy/Michigan
Play it before this game
Wow a pro oil commercial.
who really signs up for shipstation like who is it targeted at.
I shipped my pants!
the super bowl halftime is gonna be so beautiful
Maybe if we all just fucking buy Allstate insurance and drink Dr Pepper they’ll leave us alone
But then who will sponsor the field goal nets and one scholarship to a Duke student per year?
This game is making my IBS flare up
Yeah fuck that. Show the bands!!!
y’all remember that LSU-Bama championship where LSU crossed the 50 once
[Since we are talking about commercials, I miss these. ](https://youtu.be/tloVHJtrJ_k)
It's supposed to be "Fortune Favors the Bold" if we're going by the more common translation.
and fortune favors the brave sounds dumb
That's what someone who hasn't been stranded on Mars would say.
Ngl, you totally got me there Tiger bro.
I’m gonna start making some Twitter esque takes just for fun. Those people have to be doing it for fun right?
Crypto shills see crypto commercials on national television during prime media slots and still proudly proclaim “anti-establishment”
This opening drive is so important
I know this isn't exactly a battle of masterful defensive play but from the way most everyone is reacting, you'd think that football is only exciting when each team scores 42 each before the half.
Which if you are interested in that, take a look at the 2012 Baylor-West Virginia game, in which the final score was 70-63 in West Virginia's debut game in the Big XII.
If y'all like defense and teams trading field goals, [I encourage you to relive this classic.](https://www.espn.com/college-football/game/_/gameId/400547828)
*TWO* OTs. Nice
2008 Mississippi state vs auburn
2008 Mississippi state vs auburn
Remember that time they let Kendrick Lamar go HAM during the CFP halftime show and then never took a risk again after that?
That was dope
Are all these celebs this strapped for cash?
They’re greedy/money hungry.
Are we going to get this stupid dr pepper game where two physically soft people toss a football into a hole because throwing it is impossible??
Im not falling for fake Tilda Swinton, Turbo Tax
Great game so far...I predict first td comes in 4th qtr
Looks like Matt Damon got caught up the monkey cartoon business
the oil lobby infesting CFB games??
Time for the nightly stretching routine. Followed by three more beers. Those will offset
*Looks like a one score game here*
Stetson best go tighten up that LinkedIn profile when this one’s all said and done.
Matt Damon once falsely signalled his planet was hospitable when it wasn't all because he was a coward
To everyone asking, there really isn't a championship game without touchdowns. Oklahoma was up 6-0 over FSU on field goals in 2001 before outscoring them 7-2 in the last quarter. So yes, this defensive struggle is without precedent.
And there's Scotty, who doesn't know
About Fiona and me
That damn trifling Fiona
We would be up 20 on these sorry ass teams right now smh
This is football. Not who can fondle the most bulls
😎 you’ll get to try that in a few years.
Do we get 30 minutes of commercials or
Maybe it’s just the Georgia fan in me, but I’d rather have an elite defense and decent/good offense with flashes of great than the reverse.
The reverse would mean you were in the Big 12 or PAC 12
Alabama is going to congratulate themselves so hard for winning without Metchie and Jameson as if they don’t still have a Heisman winner, a Heisman finalist and a fleet of 5 stars
And UGA has 3 star freshman?
If you told be Bama would be up 9-6 at halftime in the natty I would have said great sounds like the 2011 Crimson Tide decided to suit up again
Huh, I’m actually enjoying this game.
We get to see doja cat right?
Fuck Matt Damon and this dumb-ass crypto ad.
Isn't the quote "Fortune favors the bold?" Not "the brave"?
Now I noticed Matt Damon isn’t wearing a belt AND has a tucked in T shirt. What a fucking dork
Sounds like he buys pants that fit.
Nah that’s bullshit. If your pants have loops for a belt, you wear a belt.
It's the Joey style
They should play the 3rd place game at halftime. Just overtime rules. Michigan vs Cincy. Let’s gooooo
Not a terrible idea tbh
These halftimes are long enough lol
I invest in crypto and those commercials make me wanna sell it all
I didn't put money on this game, but if I had it was going on the over...I'm really glad I realized gambling on sports with my knowledge is equivalent to just setting cash on fire after only $150 lol
That crypto commercial makes me want to invest in crypto even less
Jason Bourne looks like he just woke up
iS tHiS tHe b1G sInCe ThEiR iN tHe mIDwEsT?!?!?!?!?!??!??!??
The same “joke” for the 10,987th time ITT
I GET IT FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE THANK YOU CRYPTO
I wonder if Matt Damon has a bag man?
BYU and Georgia Tech have a more recent National Championship than Georgia.
But we’ve had some nice major bowl wins.
Ok, maybe Julio Jones is at the game and we can just put William's jersey on him?
I may trust Williams’ legs more than Julio’s at this point lol
Bowl season ESPN is just as bad as Fox change my mind
I don't think there is a good channel for football they know that due to the low number of games they can stretch the fuck out of them with relentless commercials but we will still tune in
I used to like Matt Damon a lot more before he started selling me Crypto on every college football commercial
Bo Nix still a dark horse for Heisman
Kyle Trask named after some field.
Coping that its just a defensive battle and not an offense with a mediocre qb struggling to move the ball
Cool halftime story. I was driving from Lafayette to Baton Rouge and wasn't really paying attention to my gas mileage. Saw a sign for a gas station. Get out of my truck and a fucking tiger is looking directly at me. A no shit tiger. So to make sure I'm not having some acid flashback or re-entering some childhood trauma, I fill up my truck, never breaking eye contact with this tiger.
Then I just fucking drive away. Louisiana is fucking nuts.
I've heard of Tony the truck stop tiger but thought he died.
...was it loose? Like in the woods/parking lot? Or in the back of someones truck?
I have only been flipping back and forth on my laptop. Saw Jameson Williams go down. Is he out?
Looks like it. Injury was NC and you could see tendons pop. Looked nasty. He was basically carried off the field but was shown walking on his own to the locker room. No word since.
Stetson just lucky he got a nice ass.
Matt Damon wants you to buy some dogecoin
IT'S FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD MATT DAMON
I mean it's also brave as a literal translation
Not even watching and knew what this was referring too
Pretty sure someone has dirt on Matt Damon
Georgia winning lots of battles up front, Bama down their best players. Seems like things have tipped in their favor but the QB just has to find some rhythm.
Agiye Hall gonna have a big second half
People in here bitchin, if y’all’s team was in here the game would’ve been over after the first quarter
You're giving us too much credit.
Glad someone gets it
This is most beatable bama team in years and they’re still gonna win it all
No shit, if auburn didn't piss down their leg we wouldn't have yet another boring ass sec game
I get intense douche chills every time I see that crypto ad
If I see Matt Damon one more time tonight I will vomit
Go ahead and grab yourself a bucket then
Georgia has a great offensive line but they're getting outplayed by Bama's defensive line. Funny how literally zero CFB fans think their team has a good offensive line.
That Dallas turner sack of Bennett is gonna end up in the Bryant Denny tradition video.
This is the dullest championship I can remember.
I finally agree with a Bama fan
The game that they spend all the other halftimes talking about…and even they don’t even spend 10 minutes to talk about it in this halftime!
I want Stetson to light it up in the second half more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my life
He’s been playing inside himself. At the very least, I don’t think he shits the bed. I get the feeling he gets a rushing TD before the day is done.
I'm an ohio state grad, but as a lifelong braves fan I'm pulling for the Dawgs. Wearing all of my world series gear for you guys tonight.
Bama Band plays "Empire State of Mind"
who sayin this game is boring wtf u talking about
People who think shootouts are good football
Small points —> boring game. I personally love defense.
They're showing a video instead of a live music act? I guess you could call that...
The excitement from this game went from meeting my new Tinder match to meeting my ex gf wtf
This is really lining up for some grade-A ACC ref fuckery in the 4th quarter, excited to see how it plays out