Best Suit Ever November 20, 2009 by Staff 10 Comments 40 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Email this Save Share Share Share Share Share Share Share Share Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Game day – 1989 Iron Bowl. Dear Lord… Photo by Kent Williams, from the book Tiger Walk to Victory. Do you have any photos from the day Bama first came to Auburn? Any stories? Send them to us at [email protected]
I bet that guy is dead by now. I want that suit!
Surely he was buried in it.
The Shunt says
He was way ahead of his time… I mean, he’s puffing a Black-n-Mild!
I would pay big bucks for both those outfits! I live them!
Wow I hardly remember this post!
The thing is, I bet that coat was 15-20 years old in 1989.
Actually…the Alumni Association is looking for the name of the guy in the suit. There is a photo of him posted on the Alumni Facebook wall, with the caption…”if you know who this…” I would post a link but I’m 55 yrs old and still trying to figure out how to work my DroidII 🙂
Janeane Barrett says
The man with the suit was friends with our neighbor who is now deceased. There is a great story about how this man got the suit. I used to look forward to him wearing the suit to ballgames. He only wore it to big games- the suit was becoming threadbare. This fall we realized we had not seen him walk by our tailgate for a few years and were also wondering as to his well-being.
This was my old neighbor from across the street! Unfortunately, he passed away a couple of years ago, but his wife is still lives here in Birmingham. I went over there the other day, and she showed me pictures of him in the suit, along with tons of other Auburn memorabilia. The Birmingham News put him on the front of the paper one year when we beat Alabama! His name was Bill Barker and his wife’s name is Martha. They are basically Auburn royalty in my mind now after seeing all the historical tickets, art, and photos they had, with pictures of them together with Bo Jackson and tons of other players and coaches.
I just googled “war eagle suit” to show my friend and found this link!