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 first national championship four years after Auburn won its … [Read more...] about ‘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
Archives for April 2014
This week Van and John discuss what we learned from A-Day, and toss a few grenades at LSU for whining about the current state of the SEC schedule, plus listener questions and other items of interest. Listen to previous episodes here. … Keep Reading: * Auburn grad in Auburn shirt leads ‘The Price Is Right’ audience in ‘War Eagle’, wins car * Bo knows Jesus * … [Read more...] about The Wishbone Podcast: A-Day, Scheduling, and More!
Let's just say Auburn had a different way of grieving the loss of its College Street oak trees back in 1960. That's actually the higher quality version of Phylis Scales stumping for Auburn that appeared in the August 1960 issue of the Auburn Alumnews, which so resembled the Plainsman in the 50s and 60s it featured the Plainsman's loveliest Loveliest in each monthly issue … [Read more...] about Loveliest of the Plains: Phylis Scales a tree stump, 1960
I never thought I’d write this column. I never knew I’d feel this way. A teammate has passed on and I can’t stop thinking of him. Our journey together brought us a long way. Because we accomplished great things on the football field 40 years ago, the sports media named us, “The Amazins.” As we grew older, had families, and matured, learning to love each other along the way, we … [Read more...] about Teammates for Life: Thom Gossom remembers his friend David Langner
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 Wheeler's mom. (Can't see the video? Try here.) "Wayne and I … [Read more...] about 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