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The Shame in Our Game

The Shame in Our Game

So perhaps West Virginia freshman Daxter Miles Jr. was not too smart in calling out Kentucky before their Sweet 16 game last night.  Predicting a Mountaineers victory was preferable to pre-signaling defeat. But to claim the Wildcats “don’t play hard” might have been reckless. But the media’s post-Daxter takedown on Twitter following Kentucky’s 78-39 double-down […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Cameron Artis-Payne did WHAT? The Wishbone Awards & more

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Cameron Artis-Payne did WHAT? The Wishbone Awards & more

Van and John hand out this year’s Wishbone Awards, discuss spring practice so far, look back at the great SEC Tourney run by the hoops squad, and answer listener questions. Plus we have a new opening this week, courtesy of the Dark Brandon! Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. If you’d like […]

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 […]

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