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Jim Fyffe explains the origins of ‘Touchdown, Auburn’

All Elvis was doing was thanking people, thanking them very much. All Jim Fyffe was doing was telling people that Auburn had scored a touchdown. On paper, it was the most unoriginal sports catchphrase ever. On the airwaves, it was magic. (Thanks, jackass golfing Bama fan!)

Fyffe died 10 years ago today. He once said “Touchdown Auburn is my signature. It’ll probably be chiseled into my tombstone.” He was right.

(Can’t see the video? Try here.)

Video servicin’: @AU_History.

Related: Here’s Jim Fyffe’s tombstone.

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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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