If Auburn fans were looking for a good omen for their matchup with Oregon, this might be it: an eagle will fly before the game at the BCS Championship game on January 10.
It won’t be Nova, it won’t be Spirit… but an eagle nonetheless.
According to today’s Tennessean, Challenger, the first eagle in history to a make a stadium free flight (and the first to share a forest with Patriotic Dolly Parton) outfit, will fly at the Fiesta Bowl on January 1 before returning for repeat performance the BCS National Championship game.
(We’re assuming whoever planned the event wasn’t expecting a school that does the exact same thing before each home game to be playing.)
The bald eagle has made appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Late Show with David Letterman, Dateline NBC, Larry King Live, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures and Live with Regis and Kelly.
He’s also getting some practice in at tonight’s Tennessee Titan’s game.
No word on whether Oregon will demand equal time and drop Roboduck from a plane.
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Auburn Elvis says
Any chance they’ll release a duck first… then the Eagle?
Seeing that beautiful creature soar over the crowd puts a knot in my throat every time. Awesome that will be at the BCS game… WAR EAGLE!
John Ringer says
Could use a duck stuffed animal as the Eagle’s target that the trainer throws out on the field?
hell yea that’s awesome! the music on that video is f’n hilarious. “when Chaallenger fliiies”
release the ducks when the tigers are on the field 🙂 or before the eagle. either way!
How can they say their eagle is the first one to fly into a stadium? Hasnt AU been doing it for a while now. Might want to check facts
Tiger was the first eagle to make a free-flight in Jordan-Hare Stadium on August 31, 2000.
War Eagle will be in full affect for the landing.
BTW, Roboduck is the gayest things I’ve seen since Wham.
They should absolutely release ducks first! Then we can watch this actually happen before it does metaphorically:
Luke, if you look really close at those two eagles you can see a #90 on one and a #2 on the other one.
the good thing about being the home team, home field traditions