The Alabama Crimson Tide coasted past the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 42-14, winning their second consecutive BCS National Championship.
Bama took the reins right from the outset, dominating from start to finish. It was one of the biggest blowouts in BCS history, one of the most disappointing TV events of the year and possibly the single most embarrassing moment in Notre Dame football history.
As is expected in the year 2013, Twitter was abuzz with japes about the Irish's no-show. Here are some of the best we could find:
Justin Mustian, a comedian and writer at someecards.com, tweeted:
This is all part of Notre Dame's plan to spread Catholicism to third-world children via its unused championship tees.— Jason Mustian(@jasonmustian) January 8, 2013
Variations of that joke popped up all night, but Mustian knocked it out of the park.
LeBron James believes it should have been Oregon, not Notre Dame in the title game:
I blame the BCS for this! Call Oregon and get them on a plane to Miami please!— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 8, 2013
Like many others, he wanted to see the Ducks take their talents to South Beach.
Andy Glockner, writer for SI.com and notorious Twitter aficionado, had this to say:
Beware, Notre Dame. The last time a team flopped this badly in Miami, everyone was traded to the Blue Jays.— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) January 8, 2013
This just in: The Toronto Argonauts have declined offers for any and every Notre Dame player.
ESPN business insider Darren Rovell poked fun at Notre Dame's famous sign:
New Notre Dame Signtwitpic.com/btfcdh— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) January 8, 2013
Credit where credit is due, Rovell. Well played.
Early in the game, Beyond the Bets tweeted a hilarious, but true, fact:
Notre Dame was 50/1 to win BCS title before the season. Now, they're IN the BCS title game, 2nd quarter, and they're 50/1 to win.— Beyond the Bets (@beyondthebets) January 8, 2013
I honestly don't even know how to respond to that one. Eye-popping.
It's okay Notre Dame this happened to the Jets every week— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) January 8, 2013
my mom a beautiful girl I was hanging out with said that she "didn't get why everyone is so obsessed with Kate Upton."
First of all, how dare you. And secondly, there's your answer.
Finally, ESPN analyst Robert Smith chimed in with one of the night's most popular sentiments:
cheer up college football fans, only 2 years until playoffs start.Oregon would have knocked off Notre Dame in the first round this year.— robert smith (@ESPNRobertSmith) January 8, 2013
Two more years, people. Just two more frickin' years.