Week in review

Even though the college bowl season begins tomorrow, it’s not to early to look ahead to the end of the line: The Allstate BCS National Championship on Jan. 9 (ESPN 8:30 p.m. ET) when LSU and Alabama duel again, this time to decide it all.

In the video above, Sport Science depicts the strength, size, speed and skills of the LSU and Alabama defenses.

Until we get to the BCS title game, we’ve got lots of college bowls to watch — including 33 of 35 contests on an ESPN network — beginning with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl as Wyoming and Temple battle on ESPN at 2 p.m.

Let’s review the week on Front Row:

* First Take debuted the hit mash-up single All He Does is Win by DJ Steve Porter. In four days the video has more than 900,000 views.

* Mike Tirico narrated a behind the scenes look at what goes into making the production of a Monday Night Football game.

* Derek Jeter was featured on Barbara Walters Presents: 10 Most Fascinating People of the Year. In the video Jeter discusses owning a team, his personal life and more. Can you imagine “The Captain” as “The Boss?”

* A long rally propelled Illinois to the women’s volleyball championship finals. The Fighting Illini will face the UCLA Bruins, who beat Florida State in the other semifinal, on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN 2. Check out some perspective on Division I volleyball from former Syracuse star — and current ESPN publicist — Keri Potts.

* New Warriors coach Mark Jackson hopes to see Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy, his former colleagues in attendance as they attempt to call two games in one day.

Check in with us next week as we introduce you to several ESPN employees who double as lifesavers; others who competed tirelessly in a “hackathon” to invent new ways to deliver sports information, and much more.

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