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Color Me Gladd (1955): Auburn meets Vanderbilt in golden Gator Bowl eternity

The Rich Man’s Fred MacMurray.

I’m not sure at what point, what year an Auburn historian reverts back into Pure Fan and has to invoke “It’s Great to Be an Auburn Tiger” to stay calm when studying an Auburn defeat—I want to say the early 70s—but I know when it’s not.

Because when it comes to enjoying color footage of Shug and Fob James and Auburn cheerleaders shimmyin’ in shiny leather jackets and skirts, however brief, that begins with credits and cinematography and music straight out of a Disney movie, the score of the game it was shot at is inconsequential. Auburn could have lost the 1955 Gator Bowl to Vanderbilt 1,955 to nothing and I’d still have happy tears watching this.

h/t Roger Waters.

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Jeremy Henderson is the editor of The War Eagle Reader and co-host of Rich and Jeremy in the Mornings on Wings 94.3 FM in Auburn. Follow him on Twitter: @wareaglereader / @jerthoughts / @RichandJeremy

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