Archive for the Category ‘Featured’

Life Cycle of a Highlight: 10 years later, Bret Eddins reflects on the most visually effective sack in Auburn history

Life Cycle of a Highlight: 10 years later, Bret Eddins reflects on the most visually effective sack in Auburn history

It’s been ten years since Bret Eddins achieved Auburn immortality with what was arguably the most visually effective sack in Auburn history. You’ve seen it a million times, in virtually every Auburn entrance or “historical hype” video of the past decade. Eddins, a defensive end, makes it around the tackle (who was denied his blocking […]

The story behind the 2004 Auburn team’s national championship rings

The story behind the 2004 Auburn team’s national championship rings

Cole Bennett, a sophomore tight end on Auburn’s perfect 2004 football team, never wore it, so he doesn’t really remember. “We got a ring, but all it said was Undefeated Season if I’m not mistaken.” He’s mistaken. The ring says “National Champions.” “I guess you’re correct,” Bennett replied after I emailed him a photo of one […]

VIDEO: Auburn linebacker coach Reggie Herring goes berserk in locker room after beating Florida State in 1990, leads AU players in FSU war chant

VIDEO: Auburn linebacker coach Reggie Herring goes berserk in locker room after beating Florida State in 1990, leads AU players in FSU war chant

It’d been so dang close the last few years, what with the FSU secondary, in the words of the ABC announcers, “getting away with manslaughter” and all. But 1990 was going to be the year. The Florida State game was such a big deal—Auburn was ranked 5th, FSU 7th—even Paw Paw, who isn’t really that […]

Philip Lutzenkirchen’s parenting advice

Philip Lutzenkirchen’s parenting advice

In 2011, I edited what is arguably the greatest preseason Auburn football magazine the world has ever seen, which thankfully allowed me to meet Philip Lutzenkirchen. I took my daughter Sadie with me to the Athletic Complex. Halfway through the interview, she had to go to the bathroom. I told her to hold it. I […]

Philip Lutzenkirchen killed in car accident

Philip Lutzenkirchen killed in car accident

A car crash early this morning in Lagrange, Georgia killed two, including UGA baseball player Ian Davis and Auburn great Philip Lutzenkirchen. If you think really hard about it, you might remember the first time you tried to pronounce the name “Lutzenkirchen.” It might have been when your friend emailed you the link to that […]

Ill-Eagle Procedure? War Eagle IV trainer cries fowl on urban legend about eagle’s 1976 encounter with Florida star Wes Chandler resulted in an Auburn penalty

Ill-Eagle Procedure? War Eagle IV trainer cries fowl on urban legend about eagle’s 1976 encounter with Florida star Wes Chandler resulted in an Auburn penalty

Auburn’s eagle attacked a Florida player and the refs made them pay for it. That was the story. It’s still the story. We were right to be skeptical of the story. The story is wrong. David Hermecz tries to set the record straight whenever he can. Hermecz, Alpha Phi Omega’s War Eagle trainer on duty […]

Auburn soccer revival of the 1960s inspires Auburn’s first Soccer Sweetheart

Auburn soccer revival of the 1960s inspires Auburn’s first Soccer Sweetheart

In the late, late, late 1950s, there was a revival of the sport that Mike Donahue brought to Auburn in 1912 and that the football players loved and that the students were warming to and that might have laid some deep roots at Auburn had Franz Ferdinand dodged the assassin’s bullet. I’m not sure if […]

Auburn introduced intercollegiate soccer to the South; players liked it more than rugby football

Auburn introduced intercollegiate soccer to the South; players liked it more than rugby football

One of the reasons Auburn was the first southern (college) team to win a national championship in football? All the football players loved soccer. Gentleman Mike Donahue, Auburn’s legendary Irish football coach, introduced the game (“Association Football, commonly called ‘Soccer’) to Auburn in January 1912 “with the object of furnishing a winter outdoor sport for […]

Pat Dye claimed the national title for Auburn in 1983, said his team would wear New York Times national championship rings

Pat Dye claimed the national title for Auburn in 1983, said his team would wear New York Times national championship rings

I think what bothers a lot of Auburn fans about Auburn possibly claiming more national championships than it currently claims (whatever that means) is that it’s like trying to process and finally appreciate that you, according to an old friend you haven’t seen in 20 years who just friended you on Facebook, were the life […]

Auburn Lettermen are pretty much predicting another national championship run for the Tigers

Auburn Lettermen are pretty much predicting another national championship run for the Tigers

One year ago, as Gus Malzahn’s inaugural season as Auburn head coach neared its first kickoff, I pondered the question on every Auburn fan’s mind – what’s the right number?  There was reason to be upbeat, but in the wake of a demoralizing 3-9 campaign the previous year, the consensus opinion among Auburn fans was […]

Subscribe via RSS

Archives

ADVERTISEMENT

Sevenpixels Web Design