Wiedmer: Most amazing story of college football title game is that they're playing it

AP file photo by Brynn Anderson / SEC commissioner Greg Sankey preached patience when it came to decisions about whether to play football and other fall sports during this school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the process, the league wound up leading the way on the management side of a college football season set to end Monday night in suburban Miami with a national title game between SEC champion Alabama and Big Ten winner Ohio State.

At the close of one of its teasers for the upcoming College Football Playoff final between the top-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0) and third-seeded Ohio State (7-0), ESPN uses the following quote from Buckeyes coach Ryan Day: "We have an amazing story that's yet to be written. It could be one of the more amazing stories in the history of college football."

As long as the coronavirus doesn't cancel it at the last moment, the very fact this national championship game will kick off a little past 8 p.m. Monday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, is a pretty amazing story unto itself.

And no two football leagues may better represent this push me, pull you, should we or shouldn't we, darned if we do, darned if we don't, hopefully one-of-a-kind season than Ohio State's Big 10 and Alabama's Southeastern Conference.