It was the rivalry’s golden anniversary game. And there was no way a 4-4-1 Auburn team that had been shutout by Florida, a team the Bulldogs had shutout 75-0, was going to win it.
Auburn players stuffed the punts. Auburn fans stuffed the stockings. And then some. Bumper stickers (and their replicas). Joke books. 45 records. Pin back buttons. Phil Neel posters. Novelty elephant cinches. The merchandising potential from Punt, Bama, Punt was simply unprecedented for a single game. The occasion was so momentous tchotchke traders catering to Bama […]
See if you can spot the girl who went on to be on some episodes of “Happy Days” and “Fantasy Island.”
“I wouldn’t play against (Mississippi State) without a jack knife in my back pocket.”
“I told Bobby we came to play and he said he understood that.”