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Alabama's Barrett Jones needed crutches after SEC title win

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10:10 AM ET 12.02 | Barrett Jones stood on stage with the rest of his Alabama teammates as confetti fell from the Georgia Dome ceiling. The Crimson Tide center, though, needed the support of crutches to get through the post-game ceremony because of an injured left foot. He sustained the injury during the first quarter, but played through the pain all the way to the end of Alabama's 32-28 SEC Championship victory over Georgia. Other than leaving for the locker room one play early at the end of the second quarter, he was largely unaffected. "I knew my teammates needed me," Jones said. "It never crossed my mind to come out."

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December 2, 2012  10:17 AM ET

The kid's built a solid college career by being a selfless gamer - don't matter where they play him.

December 2, 2012  10:57 AM ET

The game is set. Notre Dame vs Alabama for all the marbles. It took 36 years and hundreds of hours of watching college football but for the 1st time in my life I'm pulling for Alabama.

December 2, 2012  11:15 AM ET
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The game is set. Notre Dame vs Alabama for all the marbles. It took 36 years and hundreds of hours of watching college football but for the 1st time in my life I'm pulling for Alabama.

Yeah, it should be a good game. I really enjoyed the Bama/Georgia game yesterday. I really didn't agree with Richt's coaching at the end of the game, but I'm not going to take anything away from Bama, they won the SEC CG and deserve to play in the NCG!!!

December 2, 2012  11:24 AM ET
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Yeah, it should be a good game. I really enjoyed the Bama/Georgia game yesterday. I really didn't agree with Richt's coaching at the end of the game, but I'm not going to take anything away from Bama, they won the SEC CG and deserve to play in the NCG!!!

Aaron Murray impressed me and not just by his ability to shake off that big hit he took. The way he played against UF, I thought he would have a zillion turnovers versus Bama, but he played a good game.

December 2, 2012  11:33 AM ET
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Aaron Murray impressed me and not just by his ability to shake off that big hit he took. The way he played against UF, I thought he would have a zillion turnovers versus Bama, but he played a good game.

I agree that Murray had a good game, but so did the whole Georgia team!!!

December 2, 2012  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The game is set. Notre Dame vs Alabama for all the marbles. It took 36 years and hundreds of hours of watching college football but for the 1st time in my life I'm pulling for Alabama.

I hope they both lose.

December 2, 2012  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yeah, it should be a good game. I really enjoyed the Bama/Georgia game yesterday. I really didn't agree with Richt's coaching at the end of the game, but I'm not going to take anything away from Bama, they won the SEC CG and deserve to play in the NCG!!!

Agree OT. Bama earned it this year.

December 2, 2012  11:42 AM ET
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I hope they both lose.

LOL!!! It will be interesting to see the point spread on the game.

December 2, 2012  12:09 PM ET

ND vs Bama promises the following, mega hype leading up to the game, high-priced ads, and big ratings for the first half (second half ratings will depend upon the action in the first).

December 2, 2012  12:16 PM ET

Regardless of the BCS championship... as a fan of the sport - that game yesterday was why college football is still special.

Truly a great game..

December 2, 2012  12:48 PM ET
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The kid's built a solid college career by being a selfless gamer - don't matter where they play him.

We sometimes forget that for every "screw-up" on a CFB team, there are many more great young men who are worthy of the acclimation heaped on them by the fans and media. Barrett Jones is one of the good ones.

December 2, 2012  01:38 PM ET

Heartbreaker for sure....congrats to Bama on a hard-fought game

December 2, 2012  01:40 PM ET

I thought both teams played their hearts out. Of course I wish it had ended differently but I thought it was an epic game.

December 2, 2012  01:43 PM ET
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I hope they both lose.

I wish that was possible.

December 2, 2012  01:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

LOL!!! It will be interesting to see the point spread on the game.

Gump +10 at open.....since moved to 1o 1/2

December 2, 2012  01:57 PM ET
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Gump +10 at open.....since moved to 1o 1/2

GUMP FAVORED by 10 - 10.5.....sorry

December 2, 2012  02:01 PM ET

Bama favored by 10 - 10.5 as of now.....sorry about that

December 2, 2012  02:05 PM ET

That was a great game last night. I got a kick out of the media weasel in the post-game press conference with Richt. "Some people are saying... umm no I'm not saying it... I'm hearing it every day though, that you and Aaron Murray always come up short in big games. No, I'm not saying it... there are people that might be saying it..."
Dude, if you're going to ask a question, grow a spine and ask it.

 
December 2, 2012  02:08 PM ET
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I thought both teams played their hearts out. Of course I wish it had ended differently but I thought it was an epic game.

Will a lot of the starters for UGA return next season? If so, the near future is VERY bright for the Bulldogs.

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