Gene Chizik asked Auburn fans to double down on his team early in the season. The night air was still warm when he told a bustling crowd of students he wanted them All In (and all blue) and since then the Auburn Family has rallied to the cause.
But if we’re truly All In, then the community itself mustn’t be left out.
So now is the time to go All In for Mr. Penny.
He’s the cheery face you see at Dean Road Elementary School, where he works as a custodian and crossing guard. He’s the determined face you see packing on the pounds of muscle doing thousands of push ups to celebrate Auburn’s touchdowns and sacks and whatever else he think of. (Top that, Duck.)
He’s the gentleman who profoundly impacted members of that vaunted 2004 team and countless other individuals over the decades, big and small, both with and without football pads.
And now a group on Facebook is hoping to reward one of those hard fightin’ hard workin’ members of the Auburn Family by sending him to the championship game to help cheer on the team. For free.
Why? Because taking the man out of Auburn just means he’s going to bring a little of Auburn with him. Because it’ll be nice to see that familiar, smiling face in the desert. Because it will help prove that the Disney duck has nothing on an Auburn Man.
Let’s go, truly, All In. Let’s help send Mr. Penny to Glendale.