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Monday, November 15, 2010


If you were watching the Auburn-Georgia game on Saturday you saw at least one of two things: Cam Newton running wild and/or DT Nick Fairley destroying Georgia QB Aaron Murray. Georgia fans have been up in arms the past two days saying Fairley (a literal one man wrecking crew on the Auburn D Line) should be suspended and should have at the very least been thrown out of the game on Saturday for the "cheap" hits on Murray. I have no dog in this fight but from what I have seen I don't think it would warrant a suspension. Yes Fairley did lead with his helmet into the middle of Murray's back. There is no disputing that. But when it comes to football a lot of plays are split second decisions. The video above shows the play in super slow mo. In real time this is about half a second to a second. We don't know for sure if Fairley even knew Murray had thrown the ball. To me it looks like he has already committed to nailing the shit out of him which is fine in my books because this is FOOTBALL. And please people don't start with the leading with the helmet argument. How is he suppose to tackle? With his feet? If Georgia fans want to be pissed off at something it should have been about why their offensive line couldn't stop one guy. Fairley is a beast and even with their double teams he still managed to get to Murray.

With the win on Saturday Auburn clinched the SEC West and will now take a week off before playing Alabama in the Iron Bowl next Friday. If they win in Tuscaloosa then all they have between them and the BCS Title game is South Carolina in the Georgia Dome. South Carolina won't stop Cam Newton or Nick Fairley.

For Georgia they now fall to 5-6 but get a week off to prepare for in-state rival Georgia Tech. It's the biggest must win situation in Mark Richt's tenure in Athens. Win and they go to a bowl. Lose and all hell will break loose. Georgia fans are already restless over the last two seasons and a loss against the North Avenue Trade School would send them over the top.

Do you think Fairley should be suspended for the Alabama game because of the hits on Murray?

You ever wonder what Three Bald Guys think of Fairley and his vicious hits? I knew you did. Well here ya go...

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