Only one sports writer in the state—the Prophet Erickson—thinks that Auburn will win Saturday, Bama's first time in Jordan-Prayer Stadium. That's about the way it was in '89, too. It's kind of hard to believe, given Auburn's obvious emotional edge, but only two of the state's 24 sportswriters with a vote in the Associated Press poll picked the Tigers to win that year. Bama … [Read more...] about Predictions: State sports writers leaned heavily toward a Tide victory in 1989
Those Auburn fans sick of feeling like pariahs for wearing blue to Jordan-Hare are in luck. The Athletic Department is encouraging everyone to ditch the orange Saturday, designating the Iron Bowl a "True Blue" game. The purpose? To make the orange shakers they're planning to pass out to people (they'll be waiting for you in the stands) really pop. Whether deliberately or … [Read more...] about [UPDATED] Auburn to distribute 60,000 shakers to fans at the Iron Bowl… just like they did in 1989
Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of the First Time Ever, the first time Bama played the Iron Bowl in Auburn, the first time Bama lost the Iron Bowl in Auburn. There was so much we never got around to or just flat out forgot about in last year's ill-planned series celebrating the 20th anniversary of that glorious, glorious day ... so much. Ditto this year's Beat Bama … [Read more...] about The Never Ending Adventure
I was down here. Not at the game, but Grandmama's, Lee Drive. I'd been to '87 and '88. In '88, Mom got some tickets from one of her friends, a bigwig at CBS. Someone offered her $300 a piece. She probably would have sold them had they called back. Point is, no way a 5th grader was going to get into '89. Dad and I drove down from Birmingham the night before. I journal'ed … [Read more...] about Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh: Memories of ’89.
From the Nov. 23, 1989 edition of The Auburn Plainsman: … [Read more...] about Shakers