There's A Big Game This Weekend
Nick Saban, Les Miles:: AP
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LSU at Alabama. Saturday night, 8 p.m. ET, on CBS with Verne Lundquist
and Gary Danielson
calling the action. The hype for this one has been out of control (the game is being compared to these 17 other showdowns
), but it's justifiable since this a rare No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup. If you want to hear people who know what they're talking about preview the game, check out
the Mandel Initiative podcast with SI.com's Stewart Mandel
, who was joined by Danielson this week. OutKick the Coverage has your Tigers-Crimson Tide drinking game
. And BoDog.com Sportsbook manager Richard Gardner
provides this betting nugget: "At the pace that the LSU-Alabama game is getting bet right now, this will almost certainly be our highest bet college game of the year to date and may even rival the BCS championship. As predicted the public is hitting up LSU taking the five points on the road, with about 75 percent of the money on the Tigers."