Jan 7, 2019; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban speaks at a press conference after the 2019 College Football Playoff Championship game against the Clemson Tigers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

There’s an old joke about how if all of the runner-up championship gear gets donated overseas, the rest of the world must think the Buffalo Bills had an unprecedented run of dominance.

Obviously that championship gear does get made for both teams, but normally the runner-up doesn’t accidentally have a minute-long radio ad for that apparel air after a massive loss. That’s exactly what happened to one Alabama radio station, though.

The fact that the ad is set up to feel like a live narrative is really what makes it.

“Coming to you from Academy Sports…many Bama fans coming through getting all of their title apparel. What a great win over Clemson for the Crimson Tide. Six titles in ten years, truly amazing. Title number seven for Nick Saban.”

In fairness, it was pretty easy for everyone to imagine that scenario before the game. That’s why Clemson absolutely blowing the doors off of Alabama was such a spectacle.

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