Georgia might disagree, but the four best college football teams meet on Saturday to decide who plays for the NCAA Championship on January 7 in Santa Clara, California. Both Clemson and Alabama are two touchdown favorites over Notre Dame and Oklahoma respectively. Clemson and Alabama met for the title in 2015 and 2016, each winning once. Notre Dame lost to Alabama in 2012 and Oklahoma lost to Alabama in an OT thriller last year.
There are some key NFL matchups on the GridCard as well. The Colts visit the Titans in a battle for the last AFC playoff spot, and the Bears are in Minnesota, needing a win and a Rams' loss to secure a first round bye. The NHL plays its Winter Classic on January first--a meeting between Original Six teams Boston @ Chicago. In NCAA basketball, Kentucky plays Louisville in a classic rivalry, and Penn State @ Michigan closes the Second Game of the GridCard.
Back to Zero
This week marks the end of Year One of the GridCard. The January 5 GridCard begins Year Two with everyone back to zero. It's a perfect time to invite friends and family to join in the GridCard fun. Look for an end-of-the-year GridBlog recap--coming soon.