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‘Beat Auburn, at any cost!’ 1951 Crimson White sports editor Gay Talese joked about giving Alabama players sex, suits, and sirloins as Iron Bowl motivation

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Yes, Bama’s famed literary dandy was being facetious at the beginning of his pre-Iron Bowl column about how badly Tuscaloosa-town wanted to beat the trashy little white folk in Auburn. But still — “match Tide touchdowns with tailor-made suits”? The more things change! Related: 1961 Crimson White: Bama won its …

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David Langner said his biggest play of the 1972 Iron Bowl wasn’t returning the blocked punts but talking smack about a Bama receiver’s mom

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Returning a blocked punt for a touchdown? Returning another blocked punt for a touchdown? Two interceptions? Nope, David Langner said his biggest contribution to Auburn’s legendary win over Bama in 1972 was keeping Bama out of the end zone deep in Auburn territory… by talking about standout Tide wideout Wayne …

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