Monday night’s national championship game between Alabama and Clemson was pretty good, but Bill Walton’s performance on ESPNU was truly excellent.
Walton, who doesn’t know a ton about football, joined several other ESPN talking heads to watch the game and shoot the breeze. He wound up spending more time asking questions about football than he did providing any sort of insight.
It was a real roller coaster ride. He began the night in an Uncle Sam costume, asking Michelle Beadle to stop by his game later, and finished it in a tye-dye shirt, smiling as Clemson scored a late go-ahead touchdown.
Here’s everything you missed if you weren’t watching ESPNU:
Bill Walton invites Michelle Beadle to his room
Says he likes to get high
Not sure what is going on as the game nears halftime
Some weird dance with Marcellus Wiley or something
Asks where Clemson is
Randomly shouts “Go, go, go, touchdown!”
Pretends to be mad over no-call
Watches Clemson’s game-winning score
Leaves set as soon as game ends, leaves everyone hanging
It was truly a grand night. Here’s to hoping they bring this crew back for a future game.