The College Football Playoff National Championship will determine whether or not the Alabama Crimson Tide or Georgia Bulldogs will spend the evening celebrating as the champions. For the sportswriters covering the game in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, they have already received their own championship prize in the form of humungous plates of shrimp.

While you might not think of seafood when you think of Indianapolis, St. Elmo Steak House is a local institution known for their world-famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail, which they’ve been serving since 1902. A hefty collection of giant black tiger shrimp served with their signature spicy cocktail sauce, it’s considered required eating for many who pass through town.

Unfortunately, many of the sportswriters in town to cover the big game might not have time to make a stop at St. Elmo. However, the good news is that the restaurant brought the shrimp cocktails to them.

If we know anything about sportswriters, it’s that they love three things. Bruce Springsteen, working soda machines, and free food. And those who were on hand and looking for a break from the field-goal fest they’d been witnessing were more than happy to let everyone know they were filling up on as many cooked crustaceans as they could.

Of course, not everyone thought it was the amazing deal that it seemed to be for so many hungry college football reporters.

Hopefully, we’ll find out who ate the most shrimp, which is obviously the most important stat to come out of tonight’s big game.

[Arash Markazi]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to