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Plainslinks is working for the weekend

Welcome back, good sir.

This is gonna be fast, because it’s Friday afternoon. But there’s too much that needs passin’ on to wait until Monday, so:

Take that, you stupid Achilles. As expected, Aairon Savage has been granted his sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after his back-to-back season-ending injuries. It very much remains to be seen if Savage can return to even contributing-form much less his SEC All-Freshman form, but if he can? Given the current state of Auburn’s secondary depth chart? It’ll be like Gene Chizik put on his winter coat for the first time in months and found a hundred dollar bill and a functional nickel package in the pocket.

Ditto. So I was going to write a post breaking down Alabama 2009 vs. Auburn 2004 after Chris Low (who else?) ranked this year’s edition of the Tide the best SEC team of the decade … nevermind that the ’04 Tigers were every bit as good on defense (score-wise) and clearly leagues more talented offensively, and never came within a blocked field goal of a defeat or trailed an unranked team for 58 minutes. It’s close, sure. But I am Homer McHomerson and I say Auburn ’04 was better.

But nevermind about the post: Acid pretty much already did my job for me. Read what he’s got instead.

Elsewhere in the BlAUgosphere. Dude, PPL is just killing it lately: the Schmineschmaum flowchart from yesterday and the Auburn hoops Mad Libs from today are both what the suits at ESPN Classic would call “Instant Classics” if they were, you know, sporting events instead of Auburn-blog photoshops. And did you know two other schools use the same interlocking A-U logo we do? Now you do. Like I said: killing it.

I wish Ben had saved this little dig for one of his TWER columns, but oh well:

He is a South Carolina fan. Which is just sad really. It’s like having scabies. South Carolina fandom is an itch that never goes away, no matter how much you scratch.

I believe the phrase is “LOL.”

And JRS reminds you of the greatest baseball card of all-time. It would be good without the snake because of the beard, it would be good without the beard because of the snake, but together?

Here at TWER: Jeremy digs into Auburn’s connection to a Connick Jr.-Zellweger rom-com, he reprints a must-read Plainsman review of Catcher in the Rye on the occasion of J.D. Salinger’s passing, and J.M. revisits the career of the immortal Man or Astroman? before their March reunion shows. Read or lose.

Your daily dose of random. Enough time has passed that we can have a chuckle at some of the, uh, missteps in Gene Chizik’s time at Iowa St., right? I hope so, because I’m sorry, but I can’t stop laughing at this:

Via BHGP. And oh, what the hell, a Random 10:

1. Bohola, “The Bushes of Jersualem”
2. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, “Yankee Go Home”
3. David Byrne and Brian Eno, “Life Is Long”
4. The Strokes, “Hard to Explain”
5. The Clash, “Jimmy Jazz”
6. Neko Case, “Maybe Sparrow”
7. They Might Be Giants, “We Want a Rock”
8. Coldplay, “Yellow”
9. Franz Ferdinand, “Do You Want To?”
10. Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Travelin’ Band”

Enjoy your weekend, folks.

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