(Sports sponsorship and media expert Larry) "Mann's worry is one where Alabama destroys Washington, which would likely result in the CFP again being faced with same situation of less-than-stellar ratings. Many oddsmakers are currently providing a spread of Alabama beating Washington by 14 points. If Alabama covers, then it could be another sad New Years Eve ending for the CFP."(From a FORBES Magazine article.)
The ratings for any College Football Playoff or Championship game will be killer in Alabama, but that won't do anything for the networks who charge advertisers for a national audience.
Kickoff is at 2 p.m. CT on Dec. 31 for The Peach Bowl semifinal of Alabama vs Washington.
The Fiesta Bowl semifinal between Ohio State and Clemson begins at 6 p.m. CT.
(Oh yea...I'll be filling in Saturday night, anchoring the Alabama News Network news at 10:00p.m.)