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Jim Fyffe Folk Art, 2003

It’s been over eight years now since Jim Fyffe left us on May 15, 2003. I remember it like it was yesterday. Sitting at the computer. Checking whatever sites you checked back then for updates on whether the great god of Auburn radio was going to make it. Listening to Finebaum. Praying.

First he was just in the hospital. He was going to be OK. Then he was dead.

I got in the car. I cranked up the “20 Years of Great Calls” CD. I mean it was loud. HE’S IN! HE’S IN! HE’S IN! TILLMAN! TILLMAN! TILLMAN! TOUCHDOWWWWN, AUBURNNNNN! I drove down Glenn Ave into the sunset and cried.

The next day, I sat in the Anders parking lot. I looked up at the marquee. I got out my journal and drew this. I just found it again and thought I’d share.

I’m not much of an artist.

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