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Turquoise Tigers: Auburn wore ‘Somewhat Greenish Blue’ jerseys for the 1941 A-Day game

Turquoise Tigers: Auburn wore ‘Somewhat Greenish Blue’ jerseys for the 1941 A-Day game

I was doing this huge post on the history of A-Day—about how the first “A” Day in Auburn was in 1926, but the first A-Day football game (as opposed to just a plain ol’ spring game) wasn’t played until 1940. But trying to finish it before A-Day got kind of overwhelming and I’m in a […]

The eternal final second of the 1982 Iron Bowl

The eternal final second of the 1982 Iron Bowl

For Auburn fans, especially those for whom Bo going over the top relieved of nine, long, win-less years of pain, the 1982 Iron Bowl never ended. But according to the scoreboard, it technically never ended for anyone. We’d seen the pictures, tons of pictures. But that the game’s final second wasn’t just the moment when […]

‘He had come to my rescue’: Nolan Ryan discusses Bo Jackson’s heroic role in legendary Ventura fight in new biography

‘He had come to my rescue’: Nolan Ryan discusses Bo Jackson’s heroic role in legendary Ventura fight in new biography

The 1993 Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura Fight is the stuff of legend. And wherever there’s stuff of legend, Bo Jackson is usually somewhere near by. And thank God he was, Ryan says. Here’s an excerpt on the MLB melee, and the crucial role Bo had in ending it, from the new biography Nolan Ryan: The Making […]

‘Let Them Come’: Caleb Hyles, the Auburn student whose cover of ‘Let It Go’ went viral in February, films epic ‘Frozen’ meets ‘Game of Thrones’ video in California

‘Let Them Come’: Caleb Hyles, the Auburn student whose cover of ‘Let It Go’ went viral in February, films epic ‘Frozen’ meets ‘Game of Thrones’ video in California

I saw Caleb Hyles walking down Glenn Ave. the other day and whipped the car around to take a picture with him because dude will obviously be huge one day. His amazing cover of Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen has been viewed nearly 5 million times by folks all over the world—”Man, who knew Korea […]

Noted Auburn alumnus bought, brought century-old eagle statues to Toomer’s Corner after spotting them in driveway of wealthy Philadelphian

Noted Auburn alumnus bought, brought century-old eagle statues to Toomer’s Corner after spotting them in driveway of wealthy Philadelphian

Last week we learned that what little we thought we knew about the history of the eagle statues at Toomer’s Corner was wrong, duh… because this is Auburn, and that’s what happens when you’re dealing with traditions tied to Toomer’s Corner (see: everything). But that century old Philly connection obviously isn’t the whole story. Sure, […]

[UPDATED] On The Mysterious Origins of the Toomer’s Corner Eagle Statues: Marble birds may have once perched on a building in Philadephia…and may be 150 years old

[UPDATED] On The Mysterious Origins of the Toomer’s Corner Eagle Statues: Marble birds <s>may have</s> once perched on a building in Philadephia…and may be 150 years old

Toomer’s Corner is, like, the Bermuda Triangle of Auburn tradition. Dates disappear, memories go haywire, origin theories appear out of thin air, facts vanish without a trace. The Toomer’s Oaks were a million years old. I mean 85 or something. Check out this picture of one of the Toomer’s Oak on my shirt—ha, made you […]

Shug Jordan’s last name was once included in the ‘Pronunciations’ section of Auburn football media guides

Shug Jordan’s last name was once included in the ‘Pronunciations’ section of Auburn football media guides

Love thinking about the double takes from the cub reporters their first day on the job. It’s be a great short scene for the Shug biopic. Jimmy pours himself a cup of joe, loads a sheet into his new Smith-Corona Skyriter, and cracks open the crisp 1960 media guide for the Auburn Tigers. Jimmy: “Jordan? […]

Thankin’ Our God, Thankin’ Our People: Rare locker room footage of a teary Pat Dye praying after Auburn beat Alabama the 1982 Iron Bowl

Thankin’ Our God, Thankin’ Our People: Rare locker room footage of a teary Pat Dye praying after Auburn beat Alabama the 1982 Iron Bowl

You’ve probably seen video of that “I’m gon’ go back out there and thank your people” line before, but you probably hadn’t seen them actually thankin’ our people. I hadn’t, at least. And I hadn’t see that teary Pat Dye prayer. Oh man, that prayer: “I want to thank You for… what Auburn University stands […]

Footage of Auburn playing (in the A-Day game) in orange jerseys during the early Pat Dye years

Footage of Auburn playing (in the A-Day game) in orange jerseys during the early Pat Dye years

When it came to Auburn’s uniforms, Pat Dye would have none of that backfiring Barfield blasphemy. At least that seems to be the consensus of the Google search-o-sphere. According to the Opelika-Auburn News’ Justin Lee, Dye “once famously dismissed the idea of orange jerseys, saying, ‘The Auburn I remember was pretty damn tough in those […]

Listen to Lindsey Nelson and Tom Brookshier discuss the pronunciation of Shug Jordan’s name during CBS’ broadcast of the 1973 Sun Bowl

Listen to Lindsey Nelson and Tom Brookshier discuss the pronunciation of Shug Jordan’s name during CBS’ broadcast of the 1973 Sun Bowl

One good thing to come out of Auburn’s first meeting with Missouri (which we more than made up for in our second meeting with Missouri) is this wonderful little clip on pronunciation of Shug’s last name… which according to plaid-clad Lindsey Nelson and Tom Brookshier was pronounced two different ways on Woodfield Drive, both correctly […]

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