Tonight is THE Night we play for "All The Marbles", "The Whole Enchilada", "Winner Take All", "Go Big Or Go Home", and any other sports cliche that you can think of. When the dust settles tonight, only one team will be left standing, and THAT team will be our ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE! I'm very confident of this, which is why I have come up with, "Big Noodle Lou's Top 10 Reason's WHY Alabama Will Win Tonight!"

10) We've Already Beaten Two Tiger Teams This Season: Yep, Auburn and LSU, and Clemson will be the third. Because an ELEPHANT is simply BIGGER & BADDER than an Overgrown Pussycat. And speaking of Tigers....

9) Clemson Struggled Against Auburn: In the First Game of the season, Clemson defeated Auburn 19-13. In comparison, Alabama won 30-12 in this years Iron Bowl. Now, the "Sports Experts" would say that doesn't mean anything. However, I say since this is the ONE team that both teams DID play this season, that this IS a fair measuring stick. And a good enough reason to make this list.....

8) Clemson Hasn't Beaten Alabama Since 1905: Yes, 112 Years! And Tonight, THAT number will grow even LARGER!

7) Defense: We have the BEST DEFENSE in the nation! In fact, our "D" is SO good, that they score more points than most opposing teams OFFENSES! 'Nuff Said.

6) Fear Of Loss: Our team is more scared to lose than Clemson is. I mean, who would you rather share a plane ride with after a loss, Nick Saban or Dabo Swinney? That enough, is reason to LIGHT A FIRE under our entire team!

5) Clemson Is Cocky: After Clemson's manhandling of Ohio State 31-0 last week, it's easy to see why they have some CONFIDENCE. However, Ohio State, like the rest of The Big 10, was simply OVERINFLATED this year.  Alabama defeated a MUCH BETTER team in the Washington Huskies, and was MORE DOMINANT. I have a feeling that our Alabama Crimson Tide will bring Clemson, back down to earth tonight...

4) Clemson Is Chanting, "We Want Bama": It's a proven fact, that teams that have chanted, "We Want Bama", this year, are "0-14". The number will be "0-15" after tonight's game.

3) History Tends To Repeat Itself: There's been only one time that these two teams have ever faced each other in a Championship Football Game, and that was last year, in which Alabama WON. Tonight, it will be the same result as well. Or as the Late, Great, Yogi Berra once said, "It's like Deja Vu all over again"...

2) Clemson Struggled With The Troy Trojans: Actually, I had the SAME problem one night, too. But that was only because I was Young, Inexperienced, & Really Nervous.....

1) Everybody Wants To See Nick Saban DANCE: Nick Saban is not only a Better Coach than Dabo Swinney, he's also a Better DANCER, too! I mean, Who can forget this!...

And there you have it, Big Noodle Lou's Top 10 Reason's WHY Alabama Will Win Tonight! Number 17 will be coming back to "Titletown" this evening, and there will be such a LOUD rendition of "The Rammer Jammer Chant" coming from Tampa, that we'll be able to hear it here in Tuscaloosa! :-)

My score prediction? I say: Alabama 31 - Clemson 21

ROLL TIDE!!!