The most awesome tidbit in a recent ESPN press release cataloging historical moments in the network’s history?
Most-Viewed Telecast: Auburn’s last-second 22-19 victory over Oregon in Glendale, Ariz. stands as the most-watched program in cable television history with 27,316,000 viewers (January 10, 2011 on ESPN)
That’s not in ESPN history—that’s the history of cable television. Sharknados, Kardashians, Duck dynasties, Jerry Springer, Danger Mouse—none captured American’s attention like Auburn capping arguably the greatest, most emotional season in football history.
They also count “Bo Jackson running for 240 yards in a 41-0 Auburn shut-out of Mississippi (October 5, 1985 on ESPN)” as one moments in college football history, obviously.
* Football rankings guru Richard Billingsley says Auburn should claim century-old crown: ‘My national championship for Auburn in 1913 is a very valid national championship’
* Auburn wore green jerseys TWICE in the 1930s
* Auburn coach car endorsements of yesteryear
* Gus Malzahn in college
* That time a cow won Miss Auburn