It almost feels wrong, piling on top of the program already at the bottom of the SEC West pile, but I can’t quite resist. My better angels are being bound and gagged.
So, in watching LSU destroy the Rebels last Saturday, I caught a glimpse of the Ole Miss commercial. I wasn’t exactly paying attention, but something grabbed me on what I’ll say was a subconscious level. What was it about those jets flying over Vaught-Hemingway? Makes me want to cheer for Auburn. Hmmm…Let’s rewind.
Jets again. Normal.
Beautiful autumn sky. Normal.
Cheering Mississippi fans. Abnormal given their season, but this is a commercial.
War Eagle banner.
Pause and rewind again. Yep. There it is, taking up a big chunk of the bottom left hand corner of the screen: “WAR EAGLE”
See it on YouTube, 30 seconds in:
As one given to conspiracy theories, I have fantasies that an Auburn alumnus has somehow been implanted (a sleeper?!) on the athletics department information staff and is giving a major shout-out (on a nationally televised spot!) to Auburn fans. But let’s be reasonable here. We are talking about Ole Miss. I think we just have another example of a classic flub.
h/t Blake Herrin.
The Raleigh-living Paul Dryden is an Auburn native. Though he graduated from non-FBS Davidson College in North Carolina, he claims his stint in Auburn summer school gives him sufficient claim to holler “War Eagle!” whenever he sees an A superimposed over a U.
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