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Philip Lutzenkirchen’s parenting advice


In 2011, I edited what is arguably the greatest preseason Auburn football magazine the world has ever seen, which thankfully allowed me to meet Philip Lutzenkirchen. I took my daughter Sadie with me to the Athletic Complex. Halfway through the interview, she had to go to the bathroom. I told …

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The 1982 intro for the ‘Auburn Football Review’

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A lot can change for a football program in seven years. Ditto an Alabama news station’s video production studio (must be all those Long’s Electronics—Tomorrow’s electronics today!). Here’s how the Auburn Football Review looked in 1975, and here’s how it looked it 1982, post-Pat Dye, but pre-Mike Hubbard voice overs. …

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‘Roe Eagle! ESPN tennis analyst Patrick ‘Brother of John’ McEnroe gives ‘War Eagle’ during Wimbledon broadcast

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Well dang, it wasn’t John McEnroe, but a “War Eagle” exchange between John’s brother Patrick and fellow ESPN tennis analyst Brad Gilbert during the broadcast of former “University of Auburn” tennis star Tim Puetz’ second-round Wimbledon match Wednesday was still pretty cool. Puetz, a four-year letterwinner and All-American at Auburn, was …

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Rare European version of Nike’s legendary ‘Bo Knows’ commercial kinda shows how far soccer has come in America

America didn't know that Bo knew soccer in 1989.

So there’s a rare, little-known version of the Bo Knows commercial that not even the magic of YouTube has conjured from the vaults. No, not that extended “biker chicks” version. I’m talking about the one that aired only in Europe, but still where the teenagers apparently learned English just to …

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