Clemson Football: Why ‘motivation factor’ is a ridiculous reason to pick Bama

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11: Hunter Renfrow
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11: Hunter Renfrow /

Clemson football will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on New Year’s in the Sugar Bowl. Bama is reportedly really motivated if you haven’t heard.

The Clemson football team will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year’s.

The two teams will square off for the third time in as many years. The “series,” if you will, is tied at one apiece.

Now, this whole week I’ve heard Alabama players talk about their need for revenge. I’ve also heard all the national talking heads analyzing this game.

Many have picked the Crimson Tide and they all point to one single factor when they explain their pick: Bama is “really motivated.”

Complete Ridiculousness:

There’s been no article I’ve read or show I’ve watched where analysts have given actual football reasons that Alabama will beat Clemson football.

Instead, they all point to the fact that the Crimson Tide are “seeking revenge.” For some reason, I just can’t buy that.

Now, I’m not saying that Alabama won’t be motivated.

But do you really think they are more motivated than Clemson? Give me a break. This is the College Football Playoff. Every team. Whether it’s Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, or Alabama. They’re all motivated.

I don’t mind people picking Alabama to win, but give actual football reasons.

No one is winning this game because they are “more motivated” than the other team. It’s not even a factor in the game.

The matchup will be decided on the field with X’s and O’s, not with emotional feelings or thoughts of revenge.

And truthfully, when you look at the game on paper, it favors Clemson.

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It will be interesting to see how the matchup plays out, but I can guarantee you that Alabama will not win the game because they are more motivated than Clemson and I’d really appreciate it if all the “analysts” would stop trying to provide a fake narrative for what is shaping up to be a great game.