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Here’s the College Football Final coverage of Cam Newton’s coming out party vs. South Carolina in 2010

Here’s the College Football Final coverage of Cam Newton’s coming out party vs. South Carolina in 2010

Myself, I stood up and shouted Heisman during his first long touchdown jog in the 2010 season opener against Arkansas State. But the South Carolina game three weeks later—that’s what really delivered those Cam Newton Is a Heisman Candidate optics. That five-yard, just-in-case dive at the end of his, like, 60-yard touchdown run understandably dominated […]

The original capacity of Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium was twice as much as everyone says

The original capacity of Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium was twice as much as everyone says

I stumbled across my current favorite example of how almost everything you’ve been told about Auburn history is wrong while doing some digging for an Auburn Magazine story on the history of Jordan-Hare Stadium, this year being its 75th anniversary and all (I mean, I guess it is… who knows…). It’s a favorite because it’s […]

Gus Malzahn, Blind Ref are your first Auburn costumes of the Halloween season

Gus Malzahn, Blind Ref are your first Auburn costumes of the Halloween season

There was trick or treating at Wind Creek State Park this past Saturday. Third-generation Auburn grad Leah Dickinson (whose blog you can check out here) took her two sons Ethan (age 7) and Owen (age 9), or as they introduced themselves to the candy-hoarding denizens of Lake Martin: Coach Gus Malzahn and “Mr. Auburn Fast”. […]

Watch wisdom tooth video sensation Mattie Griffith remind her high school that Aubie is not like those other tigers before being crowned homecoming queen

Watch wisdom tooth video sensation Mattie Griffith remind her high school that Aubie is not like those other tigers before being crowned homecoming queen

Mattie Griffith’s 15 minutes of fame are still paying dividends nearly six weeks after the video of her baring her Auburn soul in a post-wisdom tooth extraction haze of anesthesia went viral. At least they are for us. Griffith was crowned Hillgrove High School’s homecoming queen Friday night, and her new-found celebrity was front and […]

SNL alum Victoria Jackson’s year at Auburn

SNL alum Victoria Jackson’s year at Auburn

If you’re an aspiring actresses in Auburn’s Theatre Department these days, having a wacky, high-pitched voice will open all kinds of doors. Three decades ago, it them closed tight. At least it did for Victoria Jackson. “I liked my teachers (at AU),” Jackson, a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1986 to 1992, recalled in […]

Bo Knows Parodies

Bo Knows Parodies

It’s easy to forget just how deep it got into America’s cultural DNA. But man, if there’s a textbook example of a meme (at least if the textbook was published before the advent of freaking “meme generators”), “Bo Knows” was it. War Eagle. Take it away, YouTube… Mike Knows Underwriting: Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance […]

As Kroger expands, we look back at the first and most recent artist renderings of the legendary Auburn grocery store

As Kroger expands, we look back at the first and most recent artist renderings of the legendary Auburn grocery store

Publix’s come, Bruno’s goes, Winn-Dixies shall not rise again. But Kroger… Kroger remains constant. It thrives. It is constantly packed. After work, after church, it is simply impossible for someone who has lived in Auburn for more than five years to walk its hallowed, narrow aisles without trying to avoid someone you don’t have time […]

Did Auburn players ring cowbells during a Mississippi State game in the late 1960s?

Did Auburn players ring cowbells during a Mississippi State game in the late 1960s?

All the talk about Auburn fans giving Mississippi State a taste of its own artificial medicine by bringing their own cowbells to the MSU game? Auburn fan Ann Adams says it’s nothing new, and she decided to have a little show and tell at work Friday morning to prove it. Adams’ brother, Billy Erwin, played […]

Mississippi State considered handheld mirrors, cow tails as replacement traditions when cowbells were banned in 1975

Mississippi State considered handheld mirrors, cow tails as replacement traditions when cowbells were banned in 1975

Tradition, tradition, the cowbells are a tradition. Of course, no doubt, we get it. But forty years ago, when that tradition was threatened, it apparently wasn’t the cowbell, per se, that was so beloved by Mississippi State fans, but what it did: Limited their opponents to only four senses. “Mississippi State officials say they are […]

The University of Alabama tried to buy 1,000 cowbells from Mississippi State to bring to the 1974 Iron Bowl; Texas fans took them to annoy Auburn at the Gator Bowl

The University of Alabama tried to buy 1,000 cowbells from Mississippi State to bring to the 1974 Iron Bowl; Texas fans took them to annoy Auburn at the Gator Bowl

The latest chapter in the cowbell controversy: Auburn fans are taking cowbells to Saturday’s game against Mississippi State. Or at least some Auburn fans are. Or at least there are a couple of pictures of Auburn-ed out cowbells being retweeted with exclamation points of varying degrees of endorsement or embarrassment. The noise from the brouhaha, […]

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