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Hurry Up No Bubble: Gus Malzahn chews the fat—and the gum—on ESPN’s ‘Numbers Never Lie’ (VIDEO)

Hurry Up No Bubble: Gus Malzahn chews the fat—and the gum—on ESPN’s ‘Numbers Never Lie’ (VIDEO)

Call it the Hurry Up No Bubble—40 pieces of gum? Per game? There’s no way you have time to blow through 40 pieces of gum per game blowin’ bubbles. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) “I’ve just always done it,” GUM Malzahn said of his freakish habit during a Monday morning interview with the enablers […]

VIDEO: Jason Dufner’s golf bag patch tribute to Philip Lutzenkirchen discussed during Thursday coverage of British Open

VIDEO: Jason Dufner’s golf bag patch tribute to Philip Lutzenkirchen discussed during Thursday coverage of British Open

Auburn ambassador Jason Dufner’s Philip Lutzenkirchen tribute patch hasn’t gone unnoticed at the British Open (Can’t see the video? Try here.) “He’s a very proud Auburn fan,” Scott Van Pelt said in ESPN’s Thursday morning coverage. “He’s got the AU there on the bag, he’s also got the number 43, and that’s to honor Philip […]

VIDEO: Chris Davis, Iron Bowl Kick Six win ESPY for ‘Best Play of the Year’

VIDEO: Chris Davis, Iron Bowl Kick Six win ESPY for ‘Best Play of the Year’

The Iron Bowl won the ESPY for the Best Game of the Year (watch it here) because Chris Davis won the ESPY for Best Play of the Year. Let’s War Eagle forever. Can’t see the video? Try here.   Related: TODAY Show host Matt Lauer includes Iron Bowl finish in his Top 10 cultural moments […]

VIDEO: Auburn’s win over Alabama in Iron Bowl wins ESPY for ‘Best Game’

VIDEO: Auburn’s win over Alabama in Iron Bowl wins ESPY for ‘Best Game’

The best game ever just got best game ever’er. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) An hour later, Chris Davis won the ESPY for the ‘Best Play of the Year.’ Watch him accept here.   Related: TODAY Show host Matt Lauer includes Iron Bowl finish in his Top 10 cultural moments of 2013 list. … […]

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 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 […]

The Blender: Cam Newton now has his own Gatorade flavor

The Blender: Cam Newton now has his own Gatorade flavor

Gatorade has a new, but as of yet little publicized campaign going right now: “The League of Captains”—flavors branded with DC Comics makeovers of impact NFL players. Robert Griffin III, Peyton Manning… but you don’t get more impact than the Blessed Individual—excuse me, “The Blender.” No word yet on whether Cam’s magic blend is among […]

Tim Hudson gets ‘War Eagle’ from San Francisco fan, says he was a better hitter than pitcher at Auburn

Tim Hudson gets ‘War Eagle’ from San Francisco fan, says he was a better hitter than pitcher at Auburn

During his playing days at Auburn—”back when I was an athlete”—San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson thought he could hit the ball better than he could throw it, something San Fran fans gathered for this bull session with the Giants bullpen before yesterday’s game with Oakland may not have been aware of, according to the […]

Former Auburn wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez makes amazing touchdown catch in AFL game, gives football to young Auburn fan

Former Auburn wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez makes amazing touchdown catch in AFL game, gives football to young Auburn fan

Former Auburn wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez, one of Brandox Cox’s go-to guys in those first, cozy post-Perfect Season years, is still playing football, currently with the Arena Football League’s Pittsburgh Power, and still making touchdown catches. The one he snagged on the road against the Jacksonville Sharks last weekend—apparently all you have to do in […]

Sammie Coates tops Bruce Feldman’s annual Football Freaks list

Sammie Coates tops Bruce Feldman’s annual Football Freaks list

TWER’s post celebrating the most devastating stiff arm of all time was just one of many things that convinced now Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman to list Sammie Coates as his number one ‘Freak’ for the 2014 college football season. But there were reasons a plenty. Coates’ speed and explosiveness became something of an Internet legend […]

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