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Clayton Picks All the Games Correctly: The National Title Game Edition

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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - Washington v Alabama Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

I had a great 2016. I made all of my fans fabulously wealthy, both in the regular season and in the postseason.

I will continue my winning ways in 2017 and I will start them with the national title game.

Last Week: 5-2

Season to Date: 148-99

College Football Playoff: National Championship Game

No. 1 Alabama (14-0) vs. No. 3 Clemson (13-1), Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida.

It is important to think of these six things when picking a game like this.

  1. When I open mail, I slit all the envelopes first.
  2. The smallest city in New York State is Sherill. It has 2,864 residents.
  3. Montana has 51 cities. New York State has 62.
  4. Watermelon is the worst fruit imaginable. (Editor’s note: This is incorrect.)
  5. In the state of Virginia, a city must have 5,000 residents.
  6. I learned numbers 2-5 while reading an Andy Rooney column in the delightful collection Common Nonsense, which was published in 2001 by Public Affairs, an imprint of Perseus Books. No. 1 is a practice I share with Andy Rooney, which I read about in the aforementioned publication.

Final Score: Alabama 31 Clemson 0

As always, this is a work of parody and not intended to be taken seriously. For more of the same, follow me on Twitter: @ClaytonTrutor