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AU Wishbone Podcast: SEC East BBQ Special 2014

AU Wishbone Podcast: SEC East BBQ Special 2014

In Part 1 of the AU Wishbone’s epic 2014 #SECBBQ Preview Special, Van and John predict the records of all seven SEC East teams as revealed to them by the mystical barbecue. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * Terry Bowden tells TWER Auburn has a right to claim […]

Malzahn’s Thirteen Seconds: Sealing the Deal in 2014

Malzahn’s Thirteen Seconds: Sealing the Deal in 2014

Having lampooned the forecasting record of the expert media pundits, Doug Dean makes the case for a monster season for Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers in Part II of his preseason forecast. “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.” – Admiral David Farragut (1801-1870) One hundred fifty years ago, Admiral David Farragut surveyed a treacherous Mobile Bay aboard […]

Wherefore Art Thou, Nostradamus? The Forecasting Failures of Expert Punditry

Wherefore Art Thou, Nostradamus? The Forecasting Failures of Expert Punditry

In part one a two-part preseason forecast, Doug Dean first exposes the folly of the prognosticating “experts”; on Friday, he makes the case for a monster season for Gus Malzahn’s Auburn Tigers in 2014. “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910) With ESPN’s […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: UGAbama Preview

The AU Wishbone Podcast: UGAbama Preview

Van and John preview the final three games of the 2014 regular season for the Auburn Tigers and answer lots of listener questions. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * Terry Bowden tells TWER Auburn has a right to claim 1993 national championship * Bama wins its first national […]

What was the probability of an Auburn win before each snap of the 2013 Iron Bowl? Now we know.

What was the probability of an Auburn win before each snap of the 2013 Iron Bowl? Now we know.

Much has been written about the 2013 Iron Bowl, the game that won an ESPY for “Game of the Year” thanks to the play that won an ESPY for “Play of the Year.” Chris Davis’ game-winning 109-yard field goal return for a touchdown ended Alabama’s hopes for a third straight National Championship, and completed one […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: I Must Break You.

The AU Wishbone Podcast: I Must Break You.

Part two of a three-part preview of Auburn’s long-awaited 2014 season of tackle football. Van and John preview games 6-9 and answer listener questions. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * Terry Bowden tells TWER Auburn has a right to claim 1993 national championship * Bama wins its first […]

The Wishbone Podcast: Oh for a Muse of Fire…!

The Wishbone Podcast: Oh for a Muse of Fire…!

Van and John preview Auburn’s first five games of the season, but first are joined by AU uniform expert Clint Richardson to talk about the Tigers’ best and worst jersey/helmet looks and future options. All this plus Jim Mora, Shakespeare, and a whiff of barbecue to come…! Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) […]

Media Daze

Media Daze

Disclosure: Auburn journalism faculty member and season ticket holder here. You can judge from this and other writing if I live up to my claim of promoting responsible journalism over fandom. Coach Gus Malzahn’s decision to remove quarterback Nick Marshall from Auburn’s SEC Media Days roster met with much disappointment. The decision came after Marshall […]

The Wishbone Podcast: I Love Football and I Love America

The Wishbone Podcast: I Love Football and I Love America

This week, Van and John preview the Auburn defense position by position for 2014, preview the SEC BBQ Predictions, look back at the USA in the World Cup, and of course bid a fond and sad farewell to Lutzy. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * Terry Bowden tells […]

The Wishbone Podcast: Men in Auburn Polos

The Wishbone Podcast: Men in Auburn Polos

John and Van look at this year’s squads of running backs, receivers, fullbacks/tight ends, the OL and more. Plus your “World Cup Minute” (TM). And value-added fun. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * Terry Bowden tells TWER Auburn has a right to claim 1993 national championship * Bama […]

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