No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 2 Texas — the first-ever BCS Championship clash of 13-0 teams — seems deserving of some grandiose, hyperbolic, “Game of the Century”-type nickname.
How about the Anticlimax Bowl? Or The Granddaddy of All Mismatches? Perhaps you prefer “Pointless in Pasadena?”
While it’s true one should never assume anything when predicting a national championship matchup (see Ohio State-Miami, Texas-USC and Florida-Ohio State), it’s hard to imagine two teams entering a title game having inspired such disparate degrees of confidence in their final regular-season games.