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The AU Wishbone Podcast: The Manhattan Project

The AU Wishbone Podcast: The Manhattan Project

Van and John preview the Tigers’ upcoming trip to Manhattan, Kansas and re-evaluate teams on the AU schedule based on what we know now. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * Recent Auburn grad featured in ABC News segment on professional Viners * Bo knows Jesus * What legendary […]

The AU Wishbone: Pre-Season Questions Meet a Spartan Reality

The AU Wishbone: Pre-Season Questions Meet a Spartan Reality

One of the fun parts of college football season is seeing how the reality of the season is different from the way we thought it might be.  Were the optimistic pre-season prognosticators and fans right or wrong about a certain unit or team?  (For example, Georgia fans who confidently predict every June that this year […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Duke is Duke

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Duke is Duke

Van and John discuss the San Jose St. and Arkansas games and answer listener questions. At multiple points a shark swims past, Spartans shout and a helicopter makes a flyover. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * Terry Bowden tells TWER Auburn has a right to claim 1993 national […]

The Wishbone: ‘Blue Thunder’ and Lightning

The Wishbone: ‘Blue Thunder’ and Lightning

After an offseason of questions and anticipation the 2014 Auburn football season opened on Saturday with a tied game at halftime, a completely different second half and a lightning delay.  “Bert” Bielema left town without an SEC win (again), though we understand he did at least finally manage to free his assistant coaches from the […]

The AU Wishbone’s 2014 Auburn Preview

The AU Wishbone’s 2014 Auburn Preview

After the most fun-filled, exciting, dramatic season in school history, what can the 2014 Auburn Tigers do for an encore?  Finish the job the 2013 team started. Coach:  Sweater vest marketer Mascot makes us think of:  “They can’t keep them off the field tonight!” Returning starters:  8 on offense, 6 on defense.  (Auburn returns a […]

The AU Wishbone’s 2014 SEC Preview

The AU Wishbone’s 2014 SEC Preview

We just spent a very long podcast breaking down both SEC divisions and predicting results but we wanted to write a preview anyway. Presenting the 2014 Wishbone SEC Preview… SEC East South Carolina Gamecocks Coach:  As a player he was described this way by an Atlanta Journal Constitution columnist:  “”Blindfolded, with his back to the […]

AU Wishbone Podcast: SEC West BBQ Special 2014

AU Wishbone Podcast: SEC West BBQ Special 2014

Van and John bring you Part 2 of the epic #SECBBQ Special, turning to the fortunes of the SEC West and the beloved Auburn Tigers. You can listen to Part 1 here.   Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * Terry Bowden tells TWER Auburn has a right to […]

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 […]

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