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There is a very good chance that Alabama fans will be faced with the question of who to root for in a potential National Championship between LSU and Clemson on January 13.

According to ESPN's Paul Finebaum, Alabama fans will likely rather see LSU win over Clemson winning their third National Championship in four years. Per SaturdayDownSouth:
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“That may be the most painful question of them all,” Finebaum said. “I frankly think they’d almost rather see LSU win than Clemson. Because by Clemson winning, Lance, it suddenly means that Clemson has outperformed Alabama lately. … I still think Alabama fans, based on what I hear, they’re not as concerned about LSU as they are Clemson. They feel like they may have been a one-off … ”

“I think they can live with LSU winning,” Finebaum said. “I frankly believe that Alabama fans would rather see LSU win, as crazy as that sounds, than Auburn or Georgia. Georgia is the team that I think they’ve really been concerned about because Kirby has been such a nemesis in terms of recruiting and now I think they’re exhaling even on that one.”
What do you think?
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**BREAKING NEWS** This just in Finebaum......LSU Fans don't care who Bama cheers for
Reply24 months
Here are the facts: It does not matter who they cheer for, because either way, they will be at home watching us play... It will not be about them, it will be about LSU... And like a good money shot, they are going to have to sit there and deal with a load of purple and gold all up in their eyes and ears... Put that in your pipe and smoke on it.
Reply24 months
Preach!
24 months
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Miniature pipe...a pipette?
23 months
bama fans should be careful what they wish for... Coach O is planning on keeping LSU at the top of the mountain.
Reply24 months
Meanwhile Orgeron is 2-0 vs Kirby and 3-0 vs Auburn. Lol at Gump delusion. Oh yeah out recruiting both of them
Reply24 months
I'd say we're getting about the same mount of stud croots as uga.aub can't hang with either though
24 months
We will beat them in crootin, we will beat them on the field roll tide what?frick YOU
Reply24 months
This season isn’t about Alabama. It’s about LSU. Don’t care what Alabama thinks
Reply23 months
Everytime bama made it to the playoffs or championship I rooted against them and told every tiger fan I knew nothing good could come from us by Bama winning in those spots. If bama is smart they’ll pull for Clemson
Reply24 months
This is PF's way of belittling LSU's phenomenal season. He is trying to say that, no matter what, it is always all about Bama.
Reply24 months
Thats according to fans, not coaches
24 months
We will beat them in crootin, we will beat them on the field roll tide what?frick YOU
Reply24 months
I really don't care.
Reply24 months
I don't give a crap if Bama pulls for or against us. Just so they are at home watching the SEC Champions play ball. Geaux Tigers!!!
Reply24 months
Paul is the epitome of a delusional bama homer
Reply24 months
And he’s a Tennessee alum. Go figure
23 months
Go Maize and Blue
Reply24 months
He’s right. Gotta keep winning big for years to come to be a legit Bama and Clemson threat.
Reply24 months
THE SEC WEST Where would college football be without it?
Reply24 months
Bama should absolutely be rooting for LSU to win it all just as any SEC team should be rooting for any other SEC team in the playoffs/championship. Reason why... a significant part of the equation for ranking and selectimg teams is based on human judgment (the committee). If a team plays in what is perceived to be the best conference (SEC) then that carries a lot of weight when they do their rankings. SEC teams wins it all = SEC continues to viewed as the toughest conference. Helps all SEC teams out for the next year.
Reply24 months
Nahhhhh, frick the SEC. frick everybody not named LSU.
24 months
I agree....frick Bama but you can't deny it benefits all SEC teams when SEC wins. If it where a true playoff then yeah it wouldn't matter.
24 months
No Dabo cuz Dabo coming home
Reply24 months
Glad for the Tennessee Vols opinion.
Reply24 months
Nobody cares! Finescum has to keep Bama relevant to pander to his fans. Also, it has nothing to do with Clemson and everything to do with the conference raking in more money. If LSU wins, Bama gets more money.
Reply24 months
Bama fans- Keep view LSU as a one-off. See what gonna happen. Next 5 years.
Reply24 months
Bama fans viewed LSU as a “one-off” from 2000 to 2007, when we dominated them back to back and won two national championships. One of those championships with their current coach (who they thought of as a joke at the time).
24 months
From 2000-2007 we beat them 7 out of eight. Our best run was 5 in a row.
24 months
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