Sunday, October 14, 2012

Video: Alabama defender violently slams Mizzou running back



The No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide showed no mercy to the Missouri Tigers during their 42-10 victory on Saturday. The Tide ran around, over, and through the newest members of the Southeastern Conference en route to keeping their undefeated status intact (6-0).

There was one play in particular with which showcased Alabama's dominance during the lopsided affair. With the game well in hand and the contest winding down to the final minutes, Mizzou was more or less just trying to bring the nightmare to an end by running out the clock. That's when Tigers running back Russell Hansbrough took the handoff on a first-and-ten before being brought to the ground hard by 'Bama defense end DeMichael Fanning. The 6'7" Fanning completely wrapped up the 5'9" Hansbrough and proceeded to flip the undersized tailback all the way over.

The vicious play resulted in a 15-yard penalty against the Tide. Still the spectacle was just another reminder that this Alabama football team may be "the best team Mizzou head coach Gary Pinkel has ever seen," as he was quoted in saying afterward. They are certainly one of the more physical ones.

22 comments:

  1. INAM A DIE HARD BAMA FAN, BUT THERE IS NO PLACE IN FOOTBALL FOR A "TACKLE" LIKE THAT. IF SABAN DOESN'T SUSPEND FANNING, THE CONFERENCE SHOULD. FORGET THE FACT FANNING COULD HAVE BROKEN HIS OWN BACK, HE COULD HAVE SERIOUSLY HURT THE RUNNER. ROLL TIDE...CAROLINA BLUE TIDEMAN

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    1. I am a Die Hard Bama fan to and I agree with what you are saying! There was just no cause for that kind of tackle and Fanning should be dealt with! ROLL TIDE ROLL!!

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  2. Its a greco-roman wrestling move

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  3. I thought I was watching freestyle wrestling not football

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  4. Yeah, there's no need for that kind of play in a 42-10 game. Saban needs to take some sort of action.......what kind of sportsmanship does that convey?

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    1. BuckeyesFanfromCaliforniaOctober 15, 2012 at 12:40 PM

      that Alabama sucks!

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    2. Yeah! but, we suck good! Roll Tide!!!

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  5. And the coaches left him in the game? Officials should thrown him out after they left him in. SEC should suspend the player and ALL the ccoaches, more than 1 game too.

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    1. you suck it's football!! I have seen worst plays than that. Rool Tide!!!!

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  6. Football is a tough game. Either you can take it or not. If not, then maybe badmitton is your game. No body slams there.

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  7. It's football nuf said

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  8. It's OK, Nancy. Pull your skirt up and deal with it. It is, after all, Alabama Football. If you want to watch powerpuff football, do so. ROLL TIDE ROLL

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  9. Powderpuff, excuse me.

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  10. Classless play by a classless person. Phony leters were sent after this made national news but not a word before. Saban should have removed him from the game but he did not, so that sends the message this is OK. The fact saban says this is being handled internally means "go ahead boys his type of play is OK"

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  11. It is football people. What a bunch of pussies!

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  12. Saban is one if not the best COACH ever. Sorry you Ohio-
    Obama lovers can not deal with that Alabama is 1. And
    yes, that play should have been taken out of the game.
    Here in Alabama we do have class and do not play like THUGS.
    Just one bad apple in the group. ROLL TIDE ROLL

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  13. Those of you saying this is "football" and being okay with that body slam, what if it was a Missouri player doing that to an Alabama running back, then you would be up in arms crying and saying that player should never be allowed to play football again. Call it both ways, awful, stupid play by the player, should've been taken out of the game. Looks like he hurt himself in the process, good, he deserves it.

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    1. NOBODY DESERVES TO BE HURT... THINK ABOUT THAT THE NEXT TIME YOU SCREW UP!!

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    2. If it was something serious, i wouldn't say that it was good that he got hurt, but since it just looks like he tweaked his ankle, yes, he deserves it. It's not like they were walking along and he accidentally tripped him. He purposely picked him up and body slammed him. There was intent to slam the running back on the ground, that is painful itself. Think about the whole situation before you type next time, obviously you're a Bama fan and just butt hurt that people are talking bad about a Bama player, but i'm not a fan of either team, just stating the obvious.

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  14. LISTEN FOLKS, WHETHER YOU LIKE ALABAMA OR NOT... YOU SEEN A 3RD STRING, YOUNG PLAYER JUST TRYING TO MAKE A TACKLE. TRYING TO MAKE THE BEST OF HIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE ON THE FIELD, STRIVING TO GET MORE PLAYING TIME. THE GUY JUST DOESNT KNOW HIS STRENGTH AND WHILE TRYING TO SLING HIM TO THE GROUND MOMENTUM TOOK OVER. FANNING WAS NOT TRYING TO BE VIOLENT.

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    1. If he was just "trying to make a tackle", he could've just fallen on him and he would have brought him to the ground. Instead he's trying to show his power and strength. He knows he is much bigger and stronger and he is purposly trying to pound him into the ground. This is not an instance of momentum taking over, he could've slung him to the side and down, but he picked him up over his head. Been there, done that, i know the difference. If you're that much bigger and stronger than the other guy, you can dictate how things go.

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