The Rush: Georgia beats Alabama to win first National Championship in 41 years

The Georgia Bulldogs put some demons to rest as they beat Alabama 33-18 in the College Football National Championship game. The Minnesota Vikings fired Mike Zimmer and the Chicago Bears fired Matt Nagy, but more surprising than those departures was the Miami Dolphins relieving Brian Flores of his duties. PLUS: A hack of tennis star Novak Djokovic’s virtual court appearance with the Australian government included music and porn. Seriously.

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- From the pocket launching down field, underthrown and intercepted, Kelee Ringo has an escort down the sidelines all the way to the end zone. And Georgia is going to conquer the Crimson Tide.

JARED QUAY: The college football national championship was a snooze fest for most of the night, unless you like penalties and defense. But things got going after Georgia scored the first touchdown of the game late in the third quarter.

- And Zeus White muscles in. The first touchdown of this championship game.

JARED QUAY: And their league didn't last long as Alabama answered right back.

- Young. Touchdown. On the run, he found the two.

JARED QUAY: But then it was all Georgia after that. Bulldogs quarterback and former walk-on Stetson Bennett IV made the throw of the night.

- Bennett launching. Mitchell caught it. Touchdown Georgia.

JARED QUAY: And the defense did the rest.

- From the pocket, launching downfield, under thrown and intercepted.

JARED QUAY: Congrats Georgia on finally getting over the saving an Alabama hump. The Monday after the NFL regular season ends, it's always a bloodbath. They call it Black Monday.

- To war.

JARED QUAY: Because underperforming NFL coaches get fired left, right, and center, like Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and Bears head coach Matt Nagy. No surprises there. But you got to include a shocker no one sees coming like the Miami Dolphins serving Brian Flores's walking papers.

- Come again?

JARED QUAY: Yeah, the guy who led the fans to a winning record after starting 1 and 7 on the season and a 19 and 14 record over the last two seasons. Obviously, players on the Dolphins and around the league were stunned. But Flores will definitely land on his feet. Maybe a recently available Vikings job gets filled a little sooner rather than later, if you catch what I'm throwing.

- I'm picking up what you're putting down.

JARED QUAY: Tennis doesn't get the attention it deserves. Apparently superstar Novak Djokovic is under the impression that all publicity is good publicity because he's going all out, public image be damned.

- This guy is something else.

JARED QUAY: Novak is unvaccinated and feuded with Australia over a vaccine exemption. So he can get in the country and compete in the Australian Open.

- This is for the Commonwealth of Australia.

JARED QUAY: Well, his court appeal against his Visa cancellation was held online because COVID.

- I'm here live. I'm not a cat.

JARED QUAY: And Australia decided to let the public watch.

- Big mistake.

JARED QUAY: Yep, because the stream was hacked. And the hijackers screamed loud music--

- It's not so bad.

JARED QUAY: --and pornography.

[LAUGHTER]

The Joker is allowed to stay in Australia for now. But he's certainly living up to that nickname. I mean, it's his real name. But it's kind of a nickname.

- That's a nickname?

JARED QUAY: I would say this. If Novak was trying to get eyes on tennis, he succeeded because I'm glued to this circus like the last season of "Game of Thrones."

- Get him out of my sight.

JARED QUAY: I want to look away, but I can't.