It was the game circled on the calendar since before the season started. Both teams had national championship aspirations, but neither could get there without a win in this game.
There were supposed to be major hurdles that would stand in opposition; they all were conquered, but one more giant lies in the way.
This is not a battle of David and Goliath. There is no small warrior in this matchup. These are two of the most talented football teams ever to take the field and 60 minutes of game time will change history forever.
Can this game possibly live up to the hype? We have seen this story line before but left disappointed and empty. This will not be the case in this year's version of the game of the decade.
This game will match the hype and even more.