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‘SACKRIFICED’: The front page of the Montgomery Advertiser’s 2005 Iron Bowl sports section will make you smile

‘SACKRIFICED’: The front page of the Montgomery Advertiser’s 2005 Iron Bowl sports section will make you smile

The Montgomery Advertiser has a proud history of powerful puns when headlining their coverage of momentous Auburn occasions. The Gene Chizik firing issue? A lot of people chuckled. A lot of people complained. But their choice for the morning after the 2005 Iron Bowl, especially when combined with the full-page photo of Brodie Croyle accepting […]

Pat Dye, belly dancer

Pat Dye, belly dancer

New Years Eve eve, 1989. Busch Gardens. The legendary Pat Dye, about to lead his Auburn team to victory over John Cooper’s Ohio State Buckeyes in the 1990 Hall of Fame Bowl, lays his guts on the line, as it were. Phil Snow: “And Dye appeared to grasp the subtleties of the exotic dance much […]

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 […]

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

[UPDATED] 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 […]

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