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The best newspaper covers after Ohio State's win over Alabama

What's better than the morning after a huge win? Looking at how newspapers across the country framed it accordingly.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's sports section.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer's sports section.

Admittedly newspapers don't have the same cultural significance -- at least with the college crowd -- that they used to. But that certainly doesn't mean that they can't mark important places in time as enduringly as they have for so many years.

While you were sleeping and/or celebrating Ohio State's historic 42-35 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama to advance to the first ever College Football Playoff Championship Game, editors and scribes across the country were putting the finishing touches on their front pages.

The morning after, here's some of the best of the best. The ones that made us laugh, the ones that made us smile, and the ones that we won't be able to erase from our memories anytime soon, not unlike a certain game we all just took in.

Let's start with the Sugar Bowl host city:

What about back in Ohio? First, the home town paper of record:

Then, the timeless Plain Dealer cover:

What about back from the state on the wrong end of the result?

And once more, because Go Bucks:

Which cover was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

All front page covers courtesy of Newseum.