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Auburn philosophy professor Kelly Jolley discusses his upcoming book on cult TV show ‘Chuck’

Auburn philosophy professor Kelly Jolley discusses his upcoming book on cult TV show ‘Chuck’

I feel bad about it now, especially since it always looked good. But I’ve never seen Chuck. So I don’t know a lot about it. But Kelly Jolley does. He also knows a lot about philosophy. Which is why he was God’s obvious choice to write the book that the critically-acclaimed show’s philosophical themes have […]

Watch this 1982 WSFA Iron Bowl week news segment on Aubie and Big Al (starring young Rich Thomas)

Watch this 1982 WSFA Iron Bowl week news segment on Aubie and Big Al (starring young Rich Thomas)

I found Rich Thomas—somebody had to—at the end of this WSFA segment on Aubie and Big Al shot the week of the 1982 Iron Bowl, back when The Friends weren’t muzzled when dealing with the media. It was just Rich’s second year on the job. P.S. Please tell me that’s Morgana the Kissing Bandit… Can’t […]

Was an Auburn fan photobombing broadcasts of other teams’ games in the 1970s?

Was an Auburn fan photobombing broadcasts of other teams’ games in the 1970s?

Remember the Rainbow Man? Well, Auburn may have once had a Rainbow Man. Only instead of John 3:16 signs (and kidnapping charges), he was holding up Auburn seat cushions and promoting the gospel of Shug. Or at least it seems like the guy our old pal Allen Spain spotted holding up a “War Eagle” seat […]

VIDEO: Leonardo DiCaprio showed up to a Coachella pool party in his Auburn hat

VIDEO: Leonardo DiCaprio showed up to a Coachella pool party in his Auburn hat

Standing out amid the flower crowns at this year’s Coachella? The headwear of noted Auburn fashion icon Leonardo DiAuburnCaprio. I don’t care what the Academy says–give that man an AUscar! Can’t see the video? Try here. Leo’s Auburn hat first hit the Internet in 2010.  In 2011, he wore it to a soccer game. The […]

Rising dance music duo features first freshman to win Miss Auburn University pageant

Rising dance music duo features first freshman to win Miss Auburn University pageant

I know what you’re thinking—Tim Cook has done it with computers, Bo Jackson with sports, but when is an Auburn grad going to conquer the Electronic Dance Music charts? Maybe pretty soon. They call themselves STASH, and by all accounts they have the look, the sound—their single Don’t Tear Me Down is apparently tearing it up—and […]

Rare photos of, reflections on Jimmy ‘Big Red’ Phillips

Rare photos of, reflections on Jimmy ‘Big Red’ Phillips

Jimmy “Big Red” Phillips passed away last Wednesday in Auburn. He was 79. And he was such a good football player. Wikipedia says it’s only 10. Wikipedia is wrong. There’s some Plainsman story from back in the day that says Red was on nearly twice as many All-America lists in 1957, 18 in total. That’s […]

Auburn grad Rob Crabbe executive producing new ‘Late, Late Show’ with James Corden

Auburn grad Rob Crabbe executive producing new ‘Late, Late Show’ with James Corden

Last Call with Carson Daly, The Late Show with David Letterman, some Emmy nominations as a supervising producer during Jimmy Fallon’s stellar first year at The Tonight Show—Rob Crabbe is, like, the Gus Malzahn of late night production. People want the guy, because he’s apparently not afraid of a challenge. The reason most thumbs are […]

That time Aubie busted in on an Auburn coed in the shower during the Blizzard of ’93

That time Aubie busted in on an Auburn coed in the shower during the Blizzard of ’93

Most people in Auburn remember the Blizzard of ’93 for the half a foot of snow. Britney Barker Byrne, 41 as of today, mostly remembers it for the masked intruder. She hadn’t been in the shower long. She was cleaning up because the talk was that they’d go out, marvel at the Loveliest Ghost Town […]

The true, criminal origins of the Toomer’s Corner tiger paw

The true, criminal origins of the Toomer’s Corner tiger paw

The true history of Toomer’s Corner, as it pertains to Auburn tradition, is in large part a history of Auburn vandalism. No, it wasn’t some ancient form of communication—the toilet paper was a slow-developing ritual of rambunctiousness gradually granted immunity from legal tsk, tsk, tsks because hey, Auburn won, who cares? But the questions of […]

Back to reality: Auburn grad Ashley Salter reflects on ‘Bachelor’ stardom, boredom

Back to reality: Auburn grad Ashley Salter reflects on ‘Bachelor’ stardom, boredom

She doesn’t do a lot of interviews. TMZ keeps reaching out. She ignores it. An Auburn website, she says, is different. “Auburn — I know they have my back and they’re my family at the end of the day.” Ashley Salter didn’t say “bye” when we hung up, she said “War Damn.” Onion Girl is […]

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