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Former Vols QB calls for cheap shot vs. Bama

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01:29 PM ET 10.19 | Former Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge, never known for holding his tongue, on what to do about Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron's knee injury on Saturday:

"I say it all the time. Nasty, attitude, get after it. Do something crazy," Ainge said. "The first time AJ McCarron drops back, tell one of your boys you've got fifteen on this one. He's got a sore knee, go step on it."

Matt Scalici

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October 19, 2012  01:34 PM ET

Ainge, you are cattle leavings. No true Volunteer would do as you suggest.

October 19, 2012  01:53 PM ET

As a UTK alum and enlightened sports fan, I say, Play clean. Play hard. Or, play somewhere else.

October 19, 2012  02:11 PM ET

Someone should go take Ainge'e knee out when he is out with wife or GF. And say, "That 15 is on me."

October 19, 2012  02:15 PM ET

Damn Erik, you act just like your Uncle Danny!!!!!

October 19, 2012  02:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Someone should go take Ainge'e knee out when he is out with wife or GF. And say, "That 15 is on me."

LMFAO, JK, you are sounding like Tonya Harding.

October 19, 2012  02:23 PM ET

Absolutely classless statement, but likely taken out of context as well. In any case, he should've stopped after "get after it".

October 19, 2012  02:29 PM ET

I'm thinking more along the lines of a modified version of "12th man" on defense. Gonna hide in the DKR press box with a sniper rifle. Nothing short of that would seem to offer much hope.

............... Hey, I'm only gonna use tranquilizer darts, not live rounds!

October 19, 2012  02:31 PM ET

Actually, if any member of Bama's team is "done in," it is most likely to be from an ailment acquired within the borders of their state. Viral or bacterial, the little buggers bring down high and low alike.

October 19, 2012  02:40 PM ET

So, the Bama team is struck with a wicked "flu" today. The persistent symptoms include fever, and urgent, violent expulsion from both ends. It's virulent and spreads to 1/3 of the traveling contingent, manifesting full symptoms during the wee hours of Saturday morning. Attempts to treat the symptoms are unproductive, and the afflicted cannot be more than ten steps from a toilet.

Despite the absence of 1/2 of their starters and coaches, the Crimson Tide takes the field and those that play give the Vols all that they can stand. Fate steps in late in the game. The Vols catch a break and claim victory. At the end of the game, the look on Saban's face is so severe, it makes Muschamp's stare seem like the visage of a happy baby.

October 19, 2012  02:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

So, the Bama team is struck with a wicked "flu" today. The persistent symptoms include fever, and urgent, violent expulsion from both ends. It's virulent and spreads to 1/3 of the traveling contingent, manifesting full symptoms during the wee hours of Saturday morning. Attempts to treat the symptoms are unproductive, and the afflicted cannot be more than ten steps from a toilet. Despite the absence of 1/2 of their starters and coaches, the Crimson Tide takes the field and those that play give the Vols all that they can stand. Fate steps in late in the game. The Vols catch a break and claim victory. At the end of the game, the look on Saban's face is so severe, it makes Muschamp's stare seem like the visage of a happy baby.

Post script: Despite the fact that the coaches and team members acquired their ailment while within the borders of their home state, Bama fans blame Tennessee, their Knoxville lodgings, and especially the visitors locker room at Neyland Stadium. Even Nick Saban's declaration of the facts doesn't dissuade the mass hysteria among Bama fans. Their hatred of Tennessee and their false accusations take on a life of their own. It becomes the focal point of Bammers' false righteousness and indignation. Fulmer is all but forgotten.

October 19, 2012  02:46 PM ET

Vols can beat Bama quad.

October 19, 2012  02:52 PM ET

Alinge a suppose to be savor in UT football in is time, drug head, clip board carrier with the Jets, and now running his mouth on Knoxville radio station about stepping on Alabama QB and hurting him, what has the world come to.

October 19, 2012  02:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Alinge a suppose to be savor in UT football in is time [sic]

No. You're prevaricating.

October 19, 2012  03:01 PM ET

UThug...

lol when Tinman reads this

October 19, 2012  03:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

UT hug...lol when Tinman reads this

First, you go "blue" on me. Now you're hugging an ex-Vol spewing despicable blather on the radio. Dangnabbit, BS&B, don't be messin' around like this.

October 19, 2012  03:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

First, you go "blue" on me. Now you're hugging an ex-Vol spewing despicable blather on the radio. Dangnabbit, BS&B, don't be messin' around like this.

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October 19, 2012  03:36 PM ET

I've always felt that a defensive player should hit the other player so hard that offensive player thinks twice about running the ball in that tough defensive player's area. A defensive player should hit somebody hard enough to make it hurt, to make the other person feel pain. However, to injure someone, to intentionally blow out someone's knee, to stomp on a player when he's down, to hit head to head to try to cause a concussion; well, to me, those things are classless. Ainge should put a sock in it.

October 19, 2012  03:42 PM ET

Ainge has rapidly cycling bipolar disorder. Perhaps, he was off his meds and in a manic moment when he befouled his own character.

 
October 19, 2012  03:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

LMFAO, JK, you are sounding like Tonya Harding.

I would have let Tonga Harding take outmy knee

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