BCS Championship 2013: Twitter Explodes as Alabama Wins 3rd Title in 4 Years
Alabama's 42-14 thrashing of Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game set Twitter ablaze, as everyone from LeBron James to Kate Upton got in on the action.
Of course, there was plenty to tweet about. This was the most lopsided national championship game since 2004. Alabama dominated from start to finish, jumping out to a 28-0 lead before half and pushing their advantage to 35 points midway through the third quarter.
Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy was named MVP for his performance. The bruising back rushed for 140 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries. He also caught two passes for 17 yards and another score.
It was a historic victory for the Crimson Tide, who have now won three national titles in four seasons. Without further ado, let's get to the best tweets of the night.
It took just eight minutes and 48 seconds for Notre Dame to tie their largest deficit of the season, as ESPN Stats & Info mentioned.
Notre Dame down 14-0 ... this matches its largest deficit of the season (was down 20-6 to Pittsburgh) #NDvsBAMA— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 8, 2013
In fact, the folks at ESPN Stats & Info were producing gold all night. Here are some more highlights.
Alabama had 4 TD in the first half; Notre Dame ran 4 plays in Alabama territory in the first half #NDvsBAMA— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 8, 2013
Alabama's 42 points are the most ever allowed by Notre Dame in a bowl game #NDvsBAMA— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 8, 2013
The beatdown was so bad that many people around the country were wishing Oregon had made it to the title game instead of Notre Dame. Count the one and only LeBron James as one of those people.
I blame the BCS for this! Call Oregon and get them on a plane to Miami please!— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 8, 2013
Luckily for the Irish, the beautiful Kate Upton pointed out that they are not the only team in green to suffer some massive defeats this past season.
It's okay Notre Dame this happened to the Jets every week— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) January 8, 2013
Speaking of the Jets, the always hilarious Not Bill Walton took a jab at Rex Ryan's crew as well.
That awkward moment when you realize that the Jets have the wrong QB from Alabama.— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) January 8, 2013
But instead of dwelling on the negative, let's take a look at some positive aspects of this game.
One of the best moments was when Brent Musburger audibly drooled all over A.J. McCarron's girlfriend, Katherine Webb. Not SportsCenter supplied some "breaking news" regarding the situation.
BREAKING: AJ McCarron's girlfriend has filed a restraining order against Brent Musberger. That didn't take long. #NDvsBAMA— NOT SportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) January 8, 2013
Of course, you can't blame Musburger for being infatuated. Even Darnell Dockett of the Arizona Cardinals was hitting on Webb. Bleacher Report's Ryan Rudnansky thankfully re-tweeted this DM fail before Dockett could delete it.
As Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports pointed out, McCarron has put up some incredible numbers in the last two national championships.
AJ McCarron now 43-60 (72%) 4 TDs, 0 INTs in 2 BCS Title games which came against nation's #1 and #2 defenses.— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) January 8, 2013
Bleacher Report's own Gabe Zaldivar bestowed the highest of honors on Alabama running back Eddie Lacy.
Eddie Lacy is having a Bo Jackson from Tecmo Bowl kind of game. #BCS— Gabe Zaldivar(@gabezal) January 8, 2013
Please stop giving the ball to Lacy!! I feel bad for these children.— ryan clark (@RealRClark25) January 8, 2013
While Lacy was named MVP of the game, the MVP of Twitter was unquestionably Houston Texans running back Arian Foster.
Amateur athletes making millions for their universities. Ncaa: pimpin' since pim-pimpin'.— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) January 8, 2013
I want to hear Lou Holtz read a Shakespeare sonnet. Or just say Shakespeare sonnet.— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) January 8, 2013
Well done, Arian. Well done.
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