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VIDEO: Former Auburn great Frank Thomas thanks Pat Dye, Hal Baird, Jay Jacobs, gives a ‘War Damn Eagle’ during emotional Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech

VIDEO: Former Auburn great Frank Thomas thanks Pat Dye, Hal Baird, Jay Jacobs, gives a ‘War Damn Eagle’ during emotional Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech

The Big Hurt was worried he might choke up Sunday during his National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. But he sill managed Auburn shout outs a plenty, and even a “War Damn Eagle.” (Can’t see the video? Try here.) Here he is in an Auburn hat at yesterday’s press conference. You can watch Thomas’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Auburn fans paint Lake Martin’s Chimney Rock in remembrance of Philip Lutzenkirchen

Auburn fans paint Lake Martin’s Chimney Rock in remembrance of Philip Lutzenkirchen

As the sun set on Monday, Troy resident and 1993 Auburn graduate Taylor Cox Jinright, her twin 14-year-old boys Wood and Reed, and her nephew John David Cox painted a portion of popular Lake Martin diving destination Chimney Rock as a tribute to former Auburn star Philip Lutzenkirchen, who still no one can believe died […]

VIDEO: Beano Cook tells ESPN Auburn No. 1 in 1993

VIDEO: Beano Cook tells ESPN Auburn No. 1 in 1993

You’d see the quotes floating around citation-less in message boards and stuff—“If they’re (Auburn) the only undefeated, untied team on the night of Jan. 1, they would get my first-place vote. Why not? I go by the way a team performs. Auburn has done everything in a tough league—but, ah, now let there Beano doubt […]

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 […]

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