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A Toast to Joe Childress

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Jim Pyburn’s recent passing has us waxing second-handedly nostalgic for the Auburn ballers of the ’50s, of which there are many. A few weeks back, we documented the Dread Pirate Roberts-ish details of Zeke Smith’s nickname. But we’re dedicating this space simply to four nifty photos of Joe Childress, just …

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See Cam Run

Here’s 3 minutes and 45 seconds of 2010’s second most efficient passer running the football. Try not to groan. H/T @JHokanson … Keep Reading: * Rare candids of Pat Sullivan at the 1971 Heisman banquet * My first meeting with Dean Foy * Pompadours on the Plains: the 50s revival …

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Ramsey’s name stains 1987 Fan Day autograph card

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The Spring of Dye continues with an autograph card, recently rediscovered and submitted by TWER reader Steven Porter, from Auburn’s 1987 Fan Day [click to enlarge]. The stain around Eric Ramsey’s signature (just below Coach Dye’s photo) appeared by itself on September 27, 1991. Porter, who was 11 in 1987, …

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AUdds and Ends: Wacky Wednesday

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In case you missed it, Wednesday was a busy day for Auburn athletics across the board, with fans welcoming new players, saying goodbye to others, and everything in between—not to mention the SEC baseball tournament action in Hoover. Here now are a few odds and ends (with links, thoughts, and …

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Alas Poor Crystal Football, We Hardly Knew Thee

The assurance that “no crystal footballs were harmed in the making of these videos” is getting more and more… poignant… with each new episode of The Crystal Capers [watch the first one here]. But damn if it isn’t exhilarating watching Eli Jolley, the Youth North American Bridge Champion, son of …

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