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Watching that video a couple of times through makes me realize just how ridiculous this whole thing is. He wasn't trying to body slam the guy, he was trying to tackle him. The RB was still fighting for yards and he was trying to keep that from happening. The body slam would have been to the side but as he picked him up he was ran into by another guy forcing him more backwards than sideways.
To think he was trying to do exactly what happened is stupid. Anyone calling for a suspension needs to avoid watching football at all. The others calling it dirty and unnecessary need to watch it in slow mo a few more times and if they still feel that way.... well, probably should go buy some more feminine hygiene products and tune into Days of Our Lives today..
I always think it's funny how people talk about "dirty" play in the modern era of football. If you read books and accounts from the early days of of the game you'll find "dirty play" was prevalent and widely accepted. The last book I read, "Carlisle vs. Army" talks about how Eisenhower and his teammates set out on a mission to injure Thorpe during the historic game. Ike himself ended up getting injured. It's just funny how people react to something like this as if "true sportsmanship" is something that has been lost! Roll Tide!
This post was edited by RezDawg 18 months ago
Exactly. I think a lot of BOL members are on their TOM.
I agree....It's football...
The best thing was that Fanning knew what was happening to him on the first play and was laughing about it. I don't think he laughed much on the second play as he was popped pretty good. He did grin as he was coming off the field probably not unhappy that his hat came off. Saban might have left him out there for continuing education purposes. Whoever said such lessons are better taught on the field was right. Quite often they are taught during a team's own practice.
looked like to me his helmet just came off. the OL definitely owned him and gave him the business on the turf, but it wasn't bad.
Super douche thing to say
You are a moron to say the least.
It's the 4th quarter, up by 32, and well the only reason you need.........it's illegal? This isn't the WWF where it's rehearsed. You don't accidentally suplex somebody while attempting to tackle another player.
Fanning tackled the guy playing grown man football. People like you is why the game is being embraced and followed by sissys. LaMichael Fanning is a strong azz football player that grabbed a light weight RB that continued to fight for the extra yard. Fanning simply lifted the RB off the ground and body-slammed him. Jeez!!!
have you even watched the video closely? You are running around whining and complaining like a little girl about this. You are either ignorant... a troll... or your mother needs to see a doctor about getting a 90th trimester abortion. From all accounts he is a high character guy... you think he is a thug because he pounded his chest? You should be blacklisted on this site because your opinions actually have a negative impact on the collective IQ of the board.
I don't understand all the outrage either. Fanning probably shouldn't tackle like that, but it may have been the only/easiest way to get the tackle on the play. I personally don't care about the fact that he suplexed the guy.
And I don't care that Missouri mauled him the next two plays. I would expect our guys to do the same if they thought someone gave one of ours a cheap shot.
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I saw it and said the exxact same thing.. all th while i was not a huuge fan of th suplex as many others were. cud hav seriously hurt th guy. plus he lookd to be muuch smaller, lookd abt 185lbs smh
This post was edited by Crimson Dynasty 18 months ago
Talk about collective IQ.....
I didn't like the tackle b/c it was a 15 yard penalty, it was dangerous for both parties, and not any part of football. For all you people saying, "that was a grown man tackle"; please explain to me the part of practice where Nick Saban instructs his players on to do the suplex tackle. It was a stupid play and even more stupid to hop up and pound your chest as you get a 15-yard penalty.
Also, it's not impressive. 6'7" 298 vs 5'9" 185
God I hope anyone making these stupid posts aren't in charge of anything important.
This post was edited by phil28 18 months ago
cute.... again... I think all of you people are clearly just too dumb to see that he wasnt meaning to "suplex tackle" the guy. I never said that it was a grown man tackle. Thanks for your reply though... it added LOTS of value to the thread.
At what part of lifting the guy over his head was he not trying to do something incredibly stupid? God, take the crimson glasses off for just a minute and see that it was a stupid thing to do. If it happened late in last year's LSU game and we got a 15-yard penalty would you be saying the same you are now? Of course not. It happened at a meaningless time in a meaningless game so you want to say, "This isn't a big deal guys, geez he didn't try to do it on purpose...." I literally do not know what to say to people like you.
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That is a complaint I have, the refs should not turn a blind eye. They should be un-biased. A penalty is a penalty and if you let it go on it will just escalate. Two wrongs don't make a right, he was penalized for the play so that should be the end of it. If you are going to let the other team retaliate then don't throw the flag. You can't throw the flag and then let them take cheap shots, it is one or the other.
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Honestly, I would be upset if Bama's OL didn't do something similar. As much as I hate to say it, I don't fault the Missouri guys for stepping up for their teammate...even though they are probably the reason he appeared to be in the WWE...
The correct response to the matter is contained all over this thread.....
1. The tackle was a bit out of line. But it is football.
2. Its being blown out of proportion.
3. It was handled on the field.
4. It was handled by Saban.
5. Move on to something else IMO.
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Not really wanting to wade into the slapfight going on between some of the posters on this thread, but I wanted to add that I don't think he was trying to "cheap shot" the Missouri RB. He was trying to tackle him. You know, the whole point of playing defense.
No, Saban didn't "need" to take him out. Regardless of whether that's one poster's "opinion," it's still a stupid, pansy opinion.
Yes, Fanning got blocked very well by the Missou OL on the second play, but not because the Missou OL is a badass or was trying harder, but because Fanning stood straight up on the snap of the ball. TERRIBLE technique. Any DL that does that is going to get driven back 9 times out of ten. Of course, then the Missou guys got a few cheap shots in, which is indicative of their character. Remember, they don't play no old man football up in Missouri.
As for the play before, he got double-teamed and yet STILL went with the flow of the play, not getting taken down until the very end.
This post was edited by LegalAcidity 18 months ago
It's not an accident to lift someone up over your head and then drop them over your back. Had someone been seriously injured you would have a different tune. Because someone calls a stupid play, stupid doesn't mean they are a "pansy". It just means they understand how much could have went wrong in an incredibly stupid play. Defending a stupid play with more ignorance definitely makes you a moron, however.
And let me clarify that I don't think Fanning was trying to injure the kid, obviously. Just a stupid play by him that I think he should have definitely got some "coaching" for on the sideline. Same coaching our players got when we had an offsides penalty at the end of the LSU game
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