Tonight Clemson and Alabama play for the Championship in the College Football Playoff for the second straight year. For the fourth straight year, ESPN is presenting the college football title game with a MegaCast, showing numerous broadcasts across the network’s platforms.
The game is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Eastern from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
ESPN will have the regular telecast with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder, and Tom Rinaldi.
ESPN 2 will have a Homers Telecast with Clemson alum (and former Jet) Tajh Boyd and Alabama alum Barrett Jones rooting for their teams on screen.
ESPNews will have the Coaches Film Room where actual coaches will break down what is happening using the all 22 coaches film. This is a John B favorite. The coaches will be Dino Babers, Dave Doeren, PJ Fleck, Mark Helfrich, Mike MacIntyre, and Matt Rhule. ESPN’s Brian Griese will also be part of the broadcast.
ESPN U will have an ESPN Voices telecast with Michele Beadle, Jay Bilas (?), Keyshawn Johnson, Bill Walton (?), and Marcellus Wiley sitting around, watching the game, and offering their thoughts.
SEC Network will have the Finebaum Film Room with Paul Finebaum, (former Jet) Greg McElroy, Booger McFarland, and Jim McElwain breaking down what is happening from a studio.
ESPN Classic and ESPN 3 will show Sounds of the Game, which are happenings from the stadium without commentary, including the bands at halftime.
ESPN Goal Line will show the Command Center, which is all sorts of camera views from the game.
ESPN 3 will show the game synced with both the Alabama and Clemson radio broadcasts.
ESPN 3 will also have a data center, which will have all kinds of real time stats.
ESPN 3 will also have SkyCam.
Those of you with one TV, or even those of us with two TV’s will have some tough choices to make.