At this late hour, it's tough to find an unturned stone amid the circus surrounding the "Game of the Century," at least this year.
But when the Tigers and the Tide lock up in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday night, the whole world will pay witness to two stacked teams, loaded with talent and all eyes on the prize of college football immortality.
This game has become much more than a matchup of the top two teams in the country. It was never a simple game of running and passing, throwing and tackling. It was never meant to be consumed with anything less than all-purpose dissection and dissemination.
On that note, we present the top 10 individual matchups in tonight's barnburner, which will feature a throwback style of play, a deafening crowd, fair weather and a whole lotta tailgating.
Let the apocalypse begin.