The real heroes of Saturday are the officials, especially those in the SEC brave enough to stand in the midst of large, speeding athletes delivering bone-crushing hits. Their ability to avoid being part of the story is admirable, but even the best get caught up in the wash every now and then.
Like this fine umpire in the South Carolina-Georgia game.
He became the meat in a football sandwich. But, like all our heroes, dusted himself up and lived to play another down.