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Auburn’s J&M Bookstore to film Toomer’s Corner victory celebrations with Kick Six drone

Auburn’s J&M Bookstore to film Toomer’s Corner victory celebrations with Kick Six drone

J&M’s new drone won’t be the first to film awesome footage of Toomer’s Corner rollings, but it’ll definitely be the coolest. The bookstore / college store plans to shoot video of Toomer’s Corner victory celebrations this fall with a toy that would top the Christmas list of every 10-year-old Auburn fan ever: A video camera-equipped […]

That time Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told Bama students he hated Auburn, then wore an Auburn shirt to apologize

That time Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told Bama students he hated Auburn, then wore an Auburn shirt to apologize

“I hate Auburn.” That was the second sentence of Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s October 1993 speech at the University of Alabama. “I’m a big fan of Alabama football, and I’m not just saying that that. I hate Auburn. I hate it, not just the football team, the whole school and I would say that if […]

Life Cycle of a Highlight: 10 years later, Bret Eddins reflects on the most visually effective sack in Auburn history

Life Cycle of a Highlight: 10 years later, Bret Eddins reflects on the most visually effective sack in Auburn history

It’s been ten years since Bret Eddins achieved Auburn immortality with what was arguably the most visually effective sack in Auburn history. You’ve seen it a million times, in virtually every Auburn entrance or “historical hype” video of the past decade. Eddins, a defensive end, makes it around the tackle (who was denied his blocking […]

Cam Newton is reportedly the new face of Drakkar Essence cologne

Cam Newton is reportedly the new face of Drakkar Essence cologne

When my daughter, seven at the time, saw Cam Newton’s first Gatorade commercial, she cried foul. “That’s false advertising,” she said. “They say it’ll help Cam be better but he’s already as good as you can be.” Same could probably be said of his latest endorsement deal. It’s not as if the Blessed Individual needs […]

Shaquille O’Neal Kendall Simmons and family represent Auburn on ‘The Today Show’

<s>Shaquille O’Neal</s> Kendall Simmons and family represent Auburn on ‘The Today Show’

Al Roker has a knack for awkward encounters with Auburn fans on The Today Show plaza (I think it’s just because he expects so much). In March, he assumed that some Loveliest lovelies were in the Big Apple for March Madness. No. They weren’t. In fact, their school’s basketball coach had been fired the day […]

The story behind the 2004 Auburn team’s national championship rings

The story behind the 2004 Auburn team’s national championship rings

Cole Bennett, a sophomore tight end on Auburn’s perfect 2004 football team, never wore it, so he doesn’t really remember. “We got a ring, but all it said was Undefeated Season if I’m not mistaken.” He’s mistaken. The ring says “National Champions.” “I guess you’re correct,” Bennett replied after I emailed him a photo of one […]

Another prime time TV show episode, another 2006 Iron Bowl clip—this time it’s ‘The Mindy Project’

Another prime time TV show episode, another 2006 Iron Bowl clip—this time it’s ‘The Mindy Project’

Looks  like they’re trying to throw us off (maybe to end around some licensing fees or something?) by labeling it “Arkansas vs. Mississippi State” (and maybe piping in the Hog on Dog audio, too?) but trust us, we know (or at least are pretty confident we know) a background 2006 Iron Bowl clip when we […]

VIDEO: Auburn linebacker coach Reggie Herring goes berserk in locker room after beating Florida State in 1990, leads AU players in FSU war chant

VIDEO: Auburn linebacker coach Reggie Herring goes berserk in locker room after beating Florida State in 1990, leads AU players in FSU war chant

It’d been so dang close the last few years, what with the FSU secondary, in the words of the ABC announcers, “getting away with manslaughter” and all. But 1990 was going to be the year. The Florida State game was such a big deal—Auburn was ranked 5th, FSU 7th—even Paw Paw, who isn’t really that […]

Three fun plays you never see in highlights from the 1994 Auburn-Florida game

Three fun plays you never see in highlights from the 1994 Auburn-Florida game

That’s because they’re, as Jeff Shearer called them, lowlights: Sunday Night Lowlights. (Can’t see them? Try here.) Jason Taylor’s was actually a pretty dang athletic play, and given that he possibly either thought the ball was fumbled, an ambiguous resident of that weird behind-the-line gray zone where even the most expert football rulesman falls on […]

Philip Lutzenkirchen’s parenting advice

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 her to hold it. I […]

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