Posted: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Set-up: Round 1
These are what we here at RBR considered the "Top" 16 plays of the 2012 championship season. I'm sure there are some that I forgot to include, sorry (not sorry). The plays are listed 1-16 in a somewhat random order and is a single elimination contest.
Some Things To Consider..
This is purely an opinion poll and you are free to vote based on whatever criteria you deem worthy. It's about which play was your favorite. (But I swear if y'all pick a play just cause it was against Auburn I will burn this place to ground).
This is for funsies, you guys. Yes, we fully understand Alabama wins championships as a team blah blah blah. But we as fans are able to (or at least should be able to) look at individual moments during a season and claim one as "the greatest".
Lacy Throws Rambo
The SEC Championship game was one giant highlight reel for the Alabama running game and especially for Lacy. There were virtually 20 different runs to choose from and honestly any one play could be considered "the best". However, this run sums up the physicality of Eddie Lacy to a T.
Late in the 3rd quarter, with Alabama trailing 18-21, the Tide coaching staff finally pulled their collective heads out of their collective asses and decided to RUN THE DANG BALL. The entire nation watched as Alabama lined up in mostly single back, double tight end sets and relentlessly pounded the UGA defense play after play. I'm not sure there was an exact count but it felt like Coach Nuss called 20 straight running plays, with this one as the pièce de résistance..
C.J. Mosley Interception for a Touchdown Against Michigan
At face value this is just a bad throw and read by an overrated quarterback. But considering the injury Mosley suffered in the 2011 National Championship game and the question marks surrounding the 2012 defense, this is play is more redemption than routine.
Highlights from the Michigan game can be seen here