In the wake of the backlash about the terrible BCS matchups we have been saddled with this bowl season, there is one game that could set right the whole terrible experience.
The BCS National Championship Game.
In case you have been under a rock and haven't heard, the game features Notre Dame and Alabama, two of the most prestigious, historically relevant programs in college football history.
Alabama has 14 national titles, while Notre Dame has 13. Notre Dame is seeking its first national title since 1988, and Alabama is on the verge of establishing a real dynasty with a third BCS title in the last four seasons.
Talk about a big-time game—this sucker is going to take the cake.
What's funny is that last season, when the two best defenses in the country were preparing to face each other in this game, many of us complained about how boring it would be, yet the same folks are now looking forward to this game as must-see television.
All that aside, this list is about the 10 matchups within this matchup that we are anticipating the most.
This game is layered, like an onion, and features several great players and two excellent coaches squaring off for all the marbles in the biggest game of the BCS era.
Sure, we will watch to see what Georgia, LSU and Florida do to their poor bowl opponents, and we will all pull for underdog Northern Illinois against Florida State for 10 minutes until it is out of the game.
But there is no game this bowl season, or even in the past decade, that will draw as many of us in as this epic clash of the titans, this meeting between hard-hitting, defensive-minded opponents.
These are the matchups that will keep us tuned in.