Oklahoman, OSU fan.
I want Bama to lose every game just slightly less than I want OU to lose every game. I rooted for a meteor in the Orange Bowl. I rooted against ND in the Cotton Bowl. I guess that means I’m rooting for Clemson, but it isn’t a very strong rooting interest. I mainly want a well officiated football game as I often root for the refs.
On top of it all, I’m quite upset that ESPN didn’t get coaches for the film room in the final this year. Having coaches who have played the teams talk about scheme and playcalls has consistently been one of the best parts of the megacast they put on. Gundy and the crew with him last year were phenomenally interesting. Previous years were also great. You had people who know what these teams try and do and how to try and beat it breaking a game down at a level above what the broadcasters were doing with access to a coaches remote and telestrator. It was fantastic hearing them talk about small breakdowns that turned into big plays and how the coaches were working to constrain and set up those breakdowns over time.
And this year, we get the Monday Night Football crew to do it. I’ll give it a listen, but I am not optimistic that a bunch of commentators who haven’t coached can do the job.