It wasn’t Halloween, by any means, but Twitter produced a steady stream of photos last night taken at the team’s post-season celebration banquet thing at Auburn Arena – mostly of tuxedo-wearing players posing with the Heisman.
But this morning, we have the Todd Van Emst zoom out for the official “ooohs” and “ahhhhs” to begin.
When hard-core fans look at a photo of trophies and can’t even figure out what some are for, you know it’s been a good year.
Credit it to whatever stroke of luck or coincidence or made-in-a-vacuum coaching hire you want, but for a program to have such collective success – state championship, conference championship, Heisman, Lombardi, this one, that one, that one, this one, and that one, playing for the national championship – just two years removed from a losing season and morale-murdering regime change has to be unprecedented… has to be.
I’m sure Mark “Quarterback Draw, Y’allll” Stewart was right about Cam and the Heisman and the available space – there probably was room in the case for one more trophy.
But judging from last night’s display (and destiny’s 2010 track record), come January 11 we’re going to need a whole separate room… maybe The Lovelace Chamber of Secrets. Ah – we kid. It should totally be the “Twenty Ten Den”.
Here are some more Todd Van Emst photos from the banquet:
Todd Van Emst photos via AU Family (go there – they’ve got more).
Twitpics via Byrum, Etheridge.
* The vintage matchbooks of the Loveliest Village
* Auburn shirt in Cannonball Run
* Auburn’s First National Press (EVER)?
* Gus Malzahn on the Wu-Tang Clan
* Toomer’s Corner after Punt, Bama, Punt
I hate to nitpick, but we won 2 state championships this year. Both trophies are not in the pic. We have to wait until the basketball game for the Foy-ODK to be presented, but we should ask South Carolina if we can borrow the Hardee’s Trophy from their case for a photo op. I don’t think it would be an issue. Just looking in their general direction probably causes them to curl into the fetal position and wet themselves.
Speaking of nitpicking, but that should be 3 states. We could claim the Egg Bowl, too, which we won both games IN MS.
Your nits have nits and I shall pick them off. We also beat Arkansas State and Arkansas AND LSU and a Formerly Directional Louisiana School — so there’s two more states.
Foy Onion says
Too bad we didn’t play Ga. Tech this year.
What? You’re all leaving out the South Carolina Trophy as well? (Clemson and USEe TWICE!!!)
Sorry Tony, ah . . . read the first post.