Congrats to Auburn for a helluva season, and a "National Championship" that can never be taken away, because the NCAA refuses to own, administrate, or dictate terms of an actual Division IA playoff.
Oh sure, the "National Championship" can be tainted, asterisked, or otherwise diminished if very damming information comes out about Cam Newton, his father, or other recruiting violations.
But it's done. They won. Fair and "square" - at least as "square" as it'll get in the good ol' SEC.
Best damn football conference in the land. Even I won't dispute that. And "clean" is a matter for your conscience. Nothing more.
It was like Auburn made a calculated decision to run the gauntlet. And when the confetti was raining down on Newton and the Tigers, it reminded me of the stereotypical scene in a bank heist movie, where the credits roll as the protagonist appears on a yacht sailing into the sunset.
He got away with it.
Sometimes they do.
Or, they were as clean as they said, all along. Only time will tell. In the meantime, the immense financial windfall from this championship will be carved up and monetized by Auburn like a giant buffalo brought home from the hunt.
Tonite, they eat.