Here is a Jeopardy answer.
This state had a team in the College National Championship game for 9 out of the past 11 championship games since 2009.
What is the state of Alabama … Alex?
That’s right, the University of Alabama and Auburn University have appeared in 82% of Division I’s National Championship games over the past decade.
And, think about it, 2020 is the first year since 2014, we do not have to make plans to travel to the local Dicks Sporting Goods to get Championship gear.
LSU v. Clemson
As everyone knows, this year’s big game is the battle of the Tigers – LSU v. Clemson on Monday, January 13th, beginning at 7:00pm.
Despite, not having a local team playing, both teams are from the South, and there is a great deal of interest because this is LSU’s first time in the finals under the new playoff format.
And for Clemson? If they win tonight, that will be 3 National Championships out of 4 tries for a team led by Pelham native son Dabo Swinney.
So, where are good places to watch the game? Here
Hickory Tavern at Brookwood Village
If you are an LSU grad, the Greater Birmingham LSU Alumni Association Chapter is hosting their watch party at the Hickory Tavern, which is in the heart of Brookwood Village, next to Books-a-Million.
They are encouraging folks to come early and celebrate all night.
Co-owned by New Orleans Saints All Pro QB Drew Bree’s, the newly opened Louisiana based Sports Bar in Hoover will be hopping with LSU and Clemson fans alike. They expect a huge crowd according to our FB correspondence with them this weekend. Never been to Walk Ons? It’s fun and for cajun/creole foodies, it is heavenly.
Here is their location: 6401 Tattersall Park Drive,Hoover, Alabama
Another bastion for Louisiana – LSU fans, last week when we contacted Rougaroux in the Forest Park area, they told us they are welcoming fans to watch the big game. Not a big place to watch the game, so get there early too, and enjoy some of Birmingham’s best gumbo.
Additional recommendation – get your gumbo and Po boys “To Go”, to take home.
A Tiger is going to win
One thing we are sure of, Tigers are going to win the National Championship game.
Let Bham Now know who else is showing the game, places catering to Clemson fans.