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RPM: Smilin’ Jack Smollon crowns 1983 Auburn Tigers national champs to the tune of ‘The Battle of New Orleans’

"11-1, shoulda won the tropy. 11-1 against the toughest teams..."
“11-1, shoulda won the trophy. 11-1 against the toughest teams…”

Our latest installment of Rah-rahs Per Minute, TWER’s longstanding series focusing on the vinyl (and otherwise-formatted) sounds of Auburn Spirit too long relegated to the rotting Shasta box bulk-bins of our thrift stores and garage sales, is a further exploration of the Smilin’ Jack Smollon (RIP) salvaged-from-the-dumpster-behind-WANI-in-Opelika oeuvre.

Auburn is honoring the 1983 national champions (according to Pat Dye and the New York Times and other folks) on Saturday like they’ve done previous Auburn hero hordes this season. Because the 1983 Auburn Tigers were awesome. Just like Smilin’ Jack Smollon was awesome. Just like this song is awesome. AUsome. Listen to this AUsome song.

  Related: Watch the entire 1983 Iron Bowl.

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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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