Get ready to rumble

There's no subtlety to Alabama-LSU: Only the strongest will survive this battle

Updated: October 31, 2012, 3:00 AM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Don't turn away from the television set Saturday night. The violence you'll see when No. 1 Alabama and No. 5 LSU meet in Baton Rouge, La., is sanctioned. In the SEC, frankly, it's encouraged.

The Tigers and Crimson Tide have their fair share of skill players, but the real battle will be in the trenches. Inside the fog of clashing limbs and colliding muscle is where the game will be won, as it always has been with these two teams.

Alabama-LSU isn't a matchup of featherweights. ...

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