By firstname.lastname@example.org (CW Staff)
There are 14 (!) ways to watch the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night, thanks to ESPN’s trademark MEGACAST. Here’s all of them.
1) The Normal Way
WHAT – Traditional game broadcast, as you usually watch it, but probably with fewer commercials than CBS.WHO – Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit on the call, Tom Rinaldi and Heather Cox on the sideline.WHERE: ESPN/WatchESPN
2) Film Room
WHAT – ESPN Analysts watch the game and break down the film liveWHO – Brian Griese and Chris Spielman, with a cast of thousandsWHERE – ESPN2/WatchESPN
3) ESPN Voices
WHAT – A bunch of ESPN people who may or may not know things about college football hang out and talk about the game just like you and your buddies, but probably not at Gallette’sWHO – Teddy Atlas, Michelle Beadle, Jay Bilas, Taylor Twellman and othersWHERE – ESPNNews/WatchESPN
4) Homers broadcast
WHAT – Recent greats from both Clemson and Alabama watch the game together while trying not to fightWHO – Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd, former Alabama center Barrett Jones and ESPN’s Joe Tessitore, with guests. WHERE – ESPNU/WatchESPNBY THE WAY if it comes down to it, Jones does have experience dealing with angry quarterbacks.
5) Finebaum Film Room
WHAT – Longtime SEC provocateur Paul Finebaum hosts a show with Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland and Marcus Spears–and Paul’s trademark callersWHO – Some crazy, crazy southerners. WHERE – SECNetwork/WatchESPN
6) Sounds of the Game
WHAT – No commentators, just a miced up stadium, complete with halftime performances from the marching bandsWHO – The Clemson University Tiger Band and The University of Alabama Million Dollar BandWHERE – ESPNClassic/WatchESPN
7) Command Center
WHAT – Split-screen coverage with instant replay, coach iso cams, statistics, drive charts and the ESPNRadio broadcastWHO – Some poor producerWHERE – ESPN Goal Line/WatchESPN
8) Spanish-Language broadcast
WHAT – Like Verne and Gary, but in Spanish
WHO – Lalo Varela, Pablo Viruega, Bernardo Osuna, and Carlos NavaWHERE – ESPN Deportes/WatchESPN
9) Mock Replay Booth
WHAT – ESPN people pretend to be in the actual referee’s replay booth, without being in the actual referee’s replay boothWHO – Um. Not sure?WHERE – ESPN3
10) Pylon Cam
WHAT – Pylon cams are dope, and now you can watch it for the whole game.WHO – PylonsWHERE – ESPN3
11) Home Town radio
WHAT – the local radio call, but on your laptopWHO – The one and only Eli Gold, with Phil Savage and Chris StewartWHERE – ESPN3You could also get the Clemson radio call but that would be kind of weird
12) Data Center
WHAT – NUMBERS and also Twitter probably WHO – Some poor internWHERE – ESPN3
13) Spider Cam
WHAT – You know that camera that flies around above the crowd and field? That, but for the whole game. Which sounds kind of disorientating.WHO – I don’t know, but somebody has to move that thingWHERE – ESPN3
14) Taco Bell Student Section
WHAT – Cameras placed in the student section, cheerleaders and band. So behave yourselves.WHO – All of you crazy people. WHERE – ESPN3Also, if for some reason Dixieland Delight gets cued up during this game, turn this on with a quickness.
So there you have it. If you couldn’t make it to Arizona, there are PLENTY of options to watch this game, whether on The Strip or at home.
Source:: The Crimson White Sports