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Auburn fan wins $1 million in Georgia Lottery Powerball drawing

Auburn fan wins $1 million in Georgia Lottery Powerball drawing

Fate went over the top for Georgia Lottery winner Sabrina Yates. Yates, a 22-year-old Kennesaw State student, is an Auburn fan. She wore an Auburn jacket to pick up her $1 million check. The Powerball number for the Feb. 19 drawing? Thirty-four. “I didn’t know I’d won until my boyfriend looked at the ticket,” Yate’s […]

Watch a horse perform freestyle dressage to the Auburn Fight Song, ‘Eye of the Tiger’

Watch a horse perform freestyle dressage to the Auburn Fight Song, ‘Eye of the Tiger’

Someone sends you a video of what they say is a horse doing horse stuff to the Auburn Fight Song, you click play expecting to see some sort of promo for Auburn’s almost disturbingly dominant Equestrian Program. But no, best we can tell, this is just a video of renowned dressage diva Jodie Kelley and […]

Vanity license plates referencing Iron Bowl ending popping up across the country

Vanity license plates referencing Iron Bowl ending popping up across the country

Another great thing about the universal appeal of the Iron Bowl is that people in, say, Virginia, like Skip Morrow, or in Tennessee, like William Ford can get a little more satisfaction from sporting their Auburn vanity plates. Because unlike those bearing “WDE” or “War Eagle” or “Bodda Getta” or any other esoteric Tiger text, plates […]

‘War DAMN Eagle’: The adult version of the AU battle cry is the only version for this two-year-old Auburn fan

‘War DAMN Eagle’: The adult version of the AU battle cry is the only version for this two-year-old Auburn fan

Remember young Calton Nichols, the trumpet-wielding two-year-old who couldn’t stop marching in near-perfect time with the Auburn band? Well now he can’t—or at least won’t—stop cussing when expressing himself as an Auburn fan, despite mother Lindsey’s attempts to correct him. Lindsey introduces the video she posted Saturday of her discovering Calton’s penchant for “War Damn […]

Brambletting: Auburn fan kids are lip-synching Rod Bramblett’s Iron Bowl radio call and it’s wonderful

Brambletting: Auburn fan kids are lip-synching Rod Bramblett’s Iron Bowl radio call and it’s wonderful

From the mouths of babes, the glory of the Iron Bowl lives on. Not that babe, the little kind. Indeed, it looks as if Alanis Bramblett may actually have started a new fad or meme or whatever: Brambletting. Here’s a Brambletting video by Atlanta 10-year-old Ella Hill, daughter of 1991 Auburn graduate Mary Grace Higgs-Hill, […]

Official Florida State BCS Championship Victory T-shirt has Auburn winning the game, 34-31

Official Florida State BCS Championship Victory T-shirt has Auburn winning the game, 34-31

FSU may have (barely) won on the field. But Auburn won on the shirt—at least the one being sold at the Seminole Shop, the “official online store of Florida State Athletics.” The shirt has Auburn as the team with 34 points, the “Noles” with 31.   War Eagle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UPDATE: Only took them an hour. That’s […]

Two-year-old trumpet-wielding Auburn fan marches in time with video of Auburn band every day

Two-year-old trumpet-wielding Auburn fan marches in time with video of Auburn band every day

Tre Mason and Nick Marshall and Chris Davis are cool and everything. But two-year-old Calton Nichols dreams of one-day flying down the field with the Auburn University Marching Band. He probably has rhythm enough for it now. “He is obsessed and cries to listen to the Auburn band every day,” says mom Lindsey. … For […]

Girl making a movie with her Littlest Pet Shop toys captures her dad’s reaction to the final play of the Iron Bowl

Girl making a movie with her Littlest Pet Shop toys captures her dad’s reaction to the final play of the Iron Bowl

I know—you want to be like “girl, you should totally be watching the greatest football game ever, not making a movie with your toys!” But a kid with the improvisational wherewithal to incorporate the sound of her dad losing his mind into whatever little Littlest Pet Shop Nightly News skit thing she had going there […]

Big Bang: Iron Bowl column sets readership record for Stanford’s student newspaper

Big Bang: Iron Bowl column sets readership record for Stanford’s student newspaper

It’s been a pretty miraculous month for The War Eagle Reader. First Ricardo crashed the site a couple of times, killing it, only to have Chris bring it back to life just to kill it again, take its hand, and guide it 109 yards into a sublime perpetual pageview Nirvana we thought reserved only for […]

[UPDATED] The Rod Bramblett Iron Bowl Call lip sync champion is a 25-year-old from North Carolina who wasn’t even an Auburn fan but now she is

[UPDATED] The Rod Bramblett Iron Bowl Call lip sync champion is a 25-year-old from North Carolina who wasn’t even an Auburn fan but now she is

So not only are the brothers of TODAY Show hosts with no connection to Auburn crying over the end of the Iron Bowl, people not even from Auburn or even Alabama, and who aren’t even into Auburn football or anything, but who have heard Rod Bramblett’s call, are learning it by heart, line for line, […]

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