The highly anticipated matchup is finally upon us, and none other than the proud Michigan man himself, Tom Brady, is buzzing with excitement.
The No. 1 ranked Michigan Wolverines and the No. 4 seeded Alabama Crimson Tide are set to face off on Monday in the Rose Bowl, marking a clash between two of college football’s premier teams as they pursue the coveted national championship.
Tom Brady, widely hailed as the greatest quarterback in NFL history after an illustrious two-decade career with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, conveyed a spirited message to his Michigan alma mater.
“LOCK IN! @UMichFootball.”
In the accompanying picture, Brady proudly displays a wristband bearing the inscription ‘Michigan vs Everybody” beneath his watch.
Michigan holds a slight favoritism entering the matchup, with ESPN’s matchup predictor giving them a 55.3 percent chance of victory, while Alabama trails with a 45 percent chance.
Maintaining an unblemished record (13-0) for the season, Michigan secured its third consecutive Big Ten title, while Alabama (12-1) earned a spot in the College Football Playoff after a triumph over Georgia in the SEC Championship.
Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. E.T., and rest assured, Tom Brady will be fervently cheering on his alma mater.