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The Tiger With No Name’s heart beeps for BCS computers

The Tiger With No Name is feeling loved by the BCS computers … in fact, he is feeling downright “lurved” by the micro-sized mess of cables, chips, boards, beeps and bloops.

Input: SEC membership, cold hard facts, wins and NO losses. Output: whole lotta tiger lovin’.

Yes, in 2004, our Tigers were scorned, rejected, etc. by the old BCS Box of Bolts and Bytes. But maybe, just maybe, time has healed the wound. Maybe all the two need is candlelight/screen glow, a lover’s glance/webshot, paw/fingers/keys entwined … and magic is made.

This year, the TV talking heads, the pontificating prognosticators, the pooh-bahs of peddled poo-poo, reporters and coaches haven’t given the Tigers a vote of No. 1 … yet. But we know our Tiger has the love only a motherboard can give and a glowing light to keep him warm and safe at night. “Unbiased” matrixes and doctors of science agree … Auburn’s Tigers are No. 1!

So is the Tiger With No Name beloved by you readers? He still needs your help with a name! The deadline for sending in a name for him is a mere eight days away.

Official “Name the tiger” contest and rules: What should we call the Tiger With No Name? Do any of you loyal readers have a good suggestion? If so, send it in to us and if we like it, we’ll unveil our tiger’s name during the week leading up to the Iron Bowl. The prize? A work of original art of course! (Unframed, because we’re not made of money around here.)

Here’s the rules, to avoid a big hassle on us just send in one entry per person. If there is somehow multiple entries of the same name we’ll pick the e-mail that got to us first. The subject line to the e-mail should be “Name the tiger.” Please include the name for the tiger plus your name, address and a phone number. The cutoff for entries will be at the end of the day Wednesday, Nov. 10. Please send them to [email protected]

Illustration by Noah Van Sciver. Why don’t you check out his very funny comic book “Blammo” too? Might I suggest “Blammo” No. 6? Mr. Van Sciver will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Fantagraphics Books’ ongoing “Mome” anthology.

About J.M. Comer

J.M. graduated from Auburn in 1998 and again in 2000 with bachelor's degrees in English and journalism. He is currently a copy editor in Washington, D.C., and lives in Baltimore, Land of Pleasant Living. If you find yourself in beautiful Baltimore, he recommends Faidley's crab cakes, a stop at Atomic Books, an O's game at Camden Yards and plenty of Natty Boh.

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