It took the 1972 Iron Bowl a couple of years to get a restaurant (The Blocked Punt), and about 35 years to get another (17-16).
But the new sum total of Auburn’s stiff arm legacy wasted little time inspiring local entrepreneurs looking to build a brand around the Tigers’ recent gridiron success.
3 Heismen Sports Cantina will soon open on N. College Street downtown in the space adjacent to Cheeburger Cheeburger that formerly housed ill-fated Greek restaurant-sports bar hybrid Calypso. Owners are steering the restaurant, which will have a muted Heisman Trophy theme, for a Super Bowl Sunday opening. They’re also considering changing the restaurant’s name to simply Heisman’s so as to not excite the grammatical fascism that breeds in sports bars (but insist “Heismen” to be the correct pluralization for the gimmick they’re going for).
Three cheers for the first idea.
Photo by Kenny Smith.
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* Former Auburn cheerleader stars in ‘Best Worst Movie’
* Auburn’s Miss Universe contestant, Audrey Moore
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Nice idea. I’d space it out, though.
Three Heis Men
(Bringing, Gold, Frankincense, and Crystal Trophies to the Plains)
Sounds dumb, now that I type it out but…. (submit)
Glad to see something replaced Calypsos. That place was fantastic but under-attended for the first few months in the summer, and then went off the rails when new owners took over in the early fall. Like a breeding ground for all the worst restaurant ideas in Auburn. Sad to see a decent Greek restaurant go out like that, but hopefully 3 Heisman is great
I was a freshman the year of “Punt-Bama-Punt”. I frequented the “Punt”, as it was popularly known. It was located on Opelika road. The building is still there. I wonder if the wall sized block is still on the wall behind the new paint.
Someone needs to start a bar called “24-0”.
Justin Lee says
Since John Heisman coached here, doesn’t that mean we technically have 4 Heismans?
They’re going to have to change the name in a couple of years when Mike Dyer wins another Heisman for Auburn
I bet with the Heisman committee see’s this they will be forced the change their name. They are pretty strict with their rights to the name “Heisman”…just read the history behind the website http://www.stiffarmtrophy.com
But that would be great alternate name… “The Stiff Arm”
They burgers made outta farts