Of all the SEC rivalries, perhaps none is as fierce as the one between Georgia (No. 8) and Alabama (No. 13). The Crimson Tide are visiting this Saturday, and the action got heated before the first whistle ever sung.

Georgia was already on their home turf warming up when Alabama ran onto the field. Some of the Bulldogs players ran over to greet their SEC brethren in a not-so-friendly way, and it took some intervention by the refs to ensure things didn’t get out of hand immediately.

Check out this video of a near-disastrous beginning to this epic rivalry game.

Let’s hope the hot blood had enough time to cool before things really do get out of hand during the game.

Jesse Reed
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