Check back often. Updating throughout the morning. Let’s cruise around the Internet.
[9:25 p.m. CST] Heh heh heh. Via AP and Todd Van Emst.
[8:20 p.m. CST] Auburn Undercover gathers quotes about Auburn’s defense. My favorite from Ted Roof:
On defense’s habit of making dramatic improvement in second half
“Maybe we can blindfolds on them at the start of the game and tell them it’s really the second half.”
And Nick Fairley on the win:
On his first Iron Bowl victory
“I wanted to do it for our seniors. I told them before the game, ‘If I’m hurt, they’ll have to carry me off the field. I’m going to do this for your guys.’”
Auburn Undercover has a list of quotes on the offense too. This one from Mike Dyer (about that hurtful first half that very likely put some Tiger fan in the hospital from grief/heartbreak/shock/overdose.
On slow start by the offense
“We were just really anxious. We just didn’t really focus on things we needed to do. We were just ready to go, and some of the things that would normally have gone smoothly did not. We couldn’t execute our routine plays.”
[7:50 p.m. CST]
Track ‘Em Tigers‘ “The Best Iron Bowl Ever!” post offers four newspapers’ front pages splashed with Auburn celebration.
My favorite photo so far … Walt celebrating in Kosovo. War Eagle Walt!
Walt said: “Y’all, it’s freezing cold, here. Literally. Freezing. I’m about to smoke a Cuban.” Good thing he had a win to keep him warm.
[7:25 p.m. CST] Words? I need words to describe the feeling? The next morning and I’m still shocked. Shocked! But I’m starting to feel more like this each hour:
It’s great to be an Auburn Tiger! (Nick Fairley mauls his own QB at the 1:27 mark.) I know what I’m doing today and tomorrow. Taking the time to savior this win. Then, maybe it will feel REAL. Because … that first half … just about ruined football for me. That sick feeling? That horrible feeling … I never want to feel that ever again! How could Our Auburn Tigers gather themselves and win the game after that? These guys are made of sterner stuff. I’m in awe. War Eagle!
Newton’s new Third Law of relative (Cecil) Motion. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite second half butt whoopin’.”
“taking the time to SAVIOR this win!” HA! The reason that 24-0 felt so bad was that it felt like it was only going to get much worse. It gets darkest just before it gets light. Who knew just how dark it would get? My wife kept the faith but i was in a fetal position gurgling to myself. Going into the half down 24-7 felt worse than the Georgia deficit 2 weeks prior because we’re in turbo-charged Tuscaloosa with 80,000 not so friendly neighbors and at least one referee that did not like the way Nick Fairley laced his shoes. The second half began with what every AU fan desperately yearned for and what every Tide fan nightmarishly feared. Nick Saban started getting that bulging vein in his neck as he looked around for somebody to spank (loved that they replayed that for all to see on CBS) RIght then, I tweeted “When Cam Newton says WE COMIN’… BELIEVE IT! and as the momentum shifted our way, I began to field incoming Twitter postulates of Newton’s new Third Law of relative (Cecil?) Motion. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite second half butt whoopin’.” I never thought I would say this but when the conversation from naysayers shifted from the game to off the field allegations, it was my first taste of sweet victory. Does anybody else love that the guy who took out their quarterback was not Nick Fairley but T’Sharvan Bell with a move out of Karate Kid III? I’m not celebrating the injury or the concussion of a tremendous QB and a fierce competitor, but if it did have to happen, the smaller, wirey T’Sharvan Bell is our savior. I too am going to SAVIOR this win.
Woo hoo! I made the [Saturday] Morning Biscuits and Gravy! Turned out it wasn’t ACTUALLY freezing. Just felt like it. But I certainly didn’t notice as I enjoyed that wonderful cigar.
T’Sharvan Bell stepped up huge last night. If he had come down with that pick (that was him, wasn’t it?) on that last drive it would have been even more so. But he disrupted it enough. I think he’ll be a special player for us in the secondary going forward. I can’t wait to see what that defense looks like when it gets stacked with some of the DB recruits.
War Eagle. Today. Tomorrow. Everyday. It’s great to be an Auburn Tiger.
John Ringer says
Loved the videos – awesome.
This team appreciates all the fan support that they have gotten this year.
Walt is right – Bell made a lot of plays – we really missed him when he was out.
i love that you named the saban pic “spanky”!!!
Kim … that hand of his looks hungry. Crimson rumps all around!
That’s a heck of a bald spot he’s got going on up there in that picture, it appears. And the expression on McElroy’s face is priceless.
Van P in Illinois says
Awesome to see you actually smoking that cigar, Walt! You didn’t lie! 🙂
On to Atlanta!!
This is r rated for language, but you have to check it out to really get a full sense of the Bammer melt down. (Not to say that we didn’t have our fair share of epithets in the first half) This is especially rich for AU fans wishing to bask in the afterglow of an historic victory.