Down
enlarge
Alabama defeats Clemson to win national championship
1:09 | College Football
Alabama defeats Clemson to win national championship
Tuesday January 12th, 2016

The Empire State Building honored Alabama for its national championship win over Clemson by lighting up the tower’s spire in the Tide’s crimson and white.

Before the game was over, the tower was split between Clemson and Alabama colors.

It’ll only stay that way for 30 minutes, or about two minutes for each of Bama’s 16 titles, then it’s back to the traditional white lighting.

It’s not as cool as that time the building’s lights kept score in the Super Bowl, but it’ll have to do.

- Dan Gartland

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.