Archive for the Category ‘Columns’

The AU Wishbone Podcast: The Dark Brandon (Marcello) Rises!

The AU Wishbone Podcast: The Dark Brandon (Marcello) Rises!

AL.com’s Auburn beat reporter, Brandon Marcello, returns to the Wishbone to look back at the 2014 Auburn season and ahead to 2015, plus general fun conversation. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. If you’d like to help TWER keep on keepin’ on, click here. … Keep Reading: * Praise and worship standard […]

O’Really, Mother Jones?

O’Really, Mother Jones?

Please forgive a topic unrelated to sports, but the recent Mother Jones article about Bill O’Reilly’s supposed wartime exaggerations deserves comment. It is more a demonstration of the absurdity of 2015-era media than a serious ethical discussion. A couple of weeks after Brian Williams was suspended by NBC because of misrepresentations about his Iraq War […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Just the Fax, Ma’am: National Signing Day in Review

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Just the Fax, Ma’am: National Signing Day in Review

Van and John look back at all that transpired on National Signing Day 2015, discuss the new players and the state of the Auburn football team, and answer listener questions. This week, Van and John discuss the big recruiting weekend, coaching hires and moves, and hoops action, plus much more. Listen to previous episodes (and […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Blue Hose Before Bros?

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Blue Hose Before Bros?

This week, Van and John discuss the big recruiting weekend, coaching hires and moves, and hoops action, plus much more. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. If you’d like to help TWER keep on keepin’ on, click here. … Keep Reading: * That time Auburn students burned a Toomer’s oak * Auburn […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Tigers, Ducks and Bucks, Oh My…..

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Tigers, Ducks and Bucks, Oh My…..

John and Van discuss the Outback Bowl loss to Wisconsin as well as the big wins by Oregon and Ohio State in the Semifinal bowl games, and take a sneak peek at the very different Auburn team we expect to see in 2015. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: […]

Cole Position: Former Auburn center Cole Cubelic is on the verge of breaking it in big in sports media

Cole Position: Former Auburn center Cole Cubelic is on the verge of breaking it in big in sports media

It’s been said that you shouldn’t find a career — a career should find you.  If that’s the case, opportunity is chasing down Cole Cubelic on many fronts. The former Auburn football player is on the verge. Through his daily radio show, his appearances on Paul Finebaum, his far-too-sporadic live game broadcasts, his football analysis for […]

The AU Wishbone: Running Back U

The AU Wishbone: Running Back U

Van and John discuss the Will Muschamp hire, marvel at the embarrassment of riches at running back, and welcome Coach Snyder for another brief visit. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * The story behind the long-lost video of Gus Malzahn breakdancing to ‘U Can’t Touch This’ * ‘Jeopardy’ […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast Awakens

The AU Wishbone Podcast Awakens

Like some near-forgotten George Lucas SF franchise, the AU Wishbone “Awakens” this week (at last) to talk Auburn bowl games, defensive coordinators, Playoffs, and the team post-Iron Bowl. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * The story behind the long-lost video of Gus Malzahn breakdancing to ‘U Can’t Touch […]

The AU Wishbone: Bring the Fight to Them

The AU Wishbone: Bring the Fight to Them

Come-from-Behind Victory Over Samford!!! Hey—in this bizarre roller-coaster of a season we are all collectively enjoying/enduring, we clearly should be happy about ANY victory in the month of November. And not just a victory—a COME FROM BEHIND victory over the mighty Bulldogs from Birmingham. Man—during those last few moments of the second quarter, the Tigers […]

Auburn has won the Iron Bowl in the most unbelievable fashion you will ever hear your dad describe to you over the phone

Auburn has won the Iron Bowl in the most unbelievable fashion you will ever hear your dad describe to you over the phone

I moved to Washington, D.C. last September to begin a post-graduate leadership program. I went to Auburn’s season opener, and then I made the long drive North to see what they had to say about things. My fiancée Rosie (now my wife) visited me the week of Thanksgiving. We spent Thanksgiving in Charlottesville, and then […]

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