The Daily Believer: 1.04.10

The Daily Believer is your daily-ish dose of whAUtever, a dose that grows by the second, minute, hour, who knows. Maybe there’s something going on tonight at the Gnu’s Room. Maybe there’s a volleyball game. Maybe there’s some update to The War Eagle Reader you need to know about. Maybe last night’s episode of How I Met Your Mother referenced Bo, or had a nice, faux vintage Auburn t-shirt all up in it. Maybe Pat Dye’s Pants have no reserve on eBay. In other words, we’re live-blogging Auburn – town, gown, idea – and we need your help. Are you putting on an event? A show? Let us know. Know about one? Let us know. Spot Chizik at Byrons? Let us know. Did you see that episode of House? Let us know.

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Monday, January 4, 2010 [new posts at the top]

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*** Fannin’ the flames of right thinking: SEC loyalty be damned – Super Mario says he can’t pull for Bama on Thursday. Maybe it’s because he’s smart enough to know they shouldn’t be in the championship game (and predicts that we’ll be there next year).  Along with being virtually untackleable, that, friends, is how you become a fan favorite. That and Twitter.

*** Great on the field footage of the reliefebration:

Auburn celebrates an Outback Bowl victory

*** War Damn Moranis:

You can thank this…

for this…

Yes, Neiko Thorpe credits 1994’s Little Giants with keeping his exhausted head on a swivel for the game-saving final play of the Outback Bowl:

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald called the complicated trick play a “modern-day fumblerooskie.” Persa took the snap, dropped back for a second before handing the ball between the legs of Markshausen, who was squatted in front of him as if he were ready to block.

Markshausen hesitated before swinging around to the right and out of the reach of defensive end Antoine Carter. Cornerback Neiko Thorpe, one of four players who played every one of Auburn’s 115 defensive snaps, stood as one of the final lines of defense.

No worries. Thorpe had seen the play before.

“‘Little Giants’ or something,” Thorpe said, harkening memories from the 1994 Disney movie.

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