Archive for the Category ‘Tiger Pause: Tracking Auburn in Pop Culture’

Photo of Auburn fans smoking with Bama fans before 2013 Iron Bowl featured in September issue of ‘Cigar Aficionado’

Photo of Auburn fans smoking with Bama fans before 2013 Iron Bowl featured in September issue of ‘Cigar Aficionado’

The pop cultural power of the Iron Bowl knows no bounds. Morning shows. Award shows. End Of The Year What Does It All Mean shows. And now Cigar Aficionado. Because we’re told that if somehow your photo is one of the few selected for publication in their fan submitted stogie selfie section out of the […]

Priscilla in Alabama tells QVC ‘War Eagle’

Priscilla in Alabama tells QVC ‘War Eagle’

You know how sometimes you’re like, “wow, The War Eagle Reader hasn’t had one of those Auburn-shirt-in-a-movie posts or a TODAY Show somethin’or’other with a ‘War Eagle’ in a while” and it just bothers you? Well, some people just take matters into their own hands (mobile carrier call charges may apply). In June, a caller […]

Alabama fan Joe Scarborough cracks joke about Auburn paying players on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ because he’s still mad about the Iron Bowl

Alabama fan Joe Scarborough cracks joke about Auburn paying players on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ because he’s still mad about the Iron Bowl

Alabama fans will forever be on the losing end of the greatest football game ever. Joe Scarborough copes with it by making Auburn jokes. On Thursday’s episode of Morning Joe, MSNBC’s resident Roll Tider ended a segment on the NCAA’s recent vote on the possibility of paying student athletes with the line: “I mean, Auburn’s […]

Michael Strahan using the Iron Bowl to explain football to Kelly Ripa on ‘Live! with Kelly and Michael’

Michael Strahan using the Iron Bowl to explain football to Kelly Ripa on ‘Live! with Kelly and Michael’

There were so many of them. So. Many. They just kept coming. Morning calls from mom, morning calls from the mom-in-law, emails, texts, tweets: “They’re talking about, they’re talking about, they’re talking about…” They were talking about the Iron Bowl. Everyone. Matt. Al. Whoopi. Barbara, Hoda. Kathie Lee. Brian. Diane. The Friends. I’ve tried finding […]

Shaquille O’Neal Kendall Simmons and family represent Auburn on ‘The Today Show’

<s>Shaquille O’Neal</s> Kendall Simmons and family represent Auburn on ‘The Today Show’

Al Roker has a knack for awkward encounters with Auburn fans on The Today Show plaza (I think it’s just because he expects so much). In March, he assumed that some Loveliest lovelies were in the Big Apple for March Madness. No. They weren’t. In fact, their school’s basketball coach had been fired the day […]

Another prime time TV show episode, another 2006 Iron Bowl clip—this time it’s ‘The Mindy Project’

Another prime time TV show episode, another 2006 Iron Bowl clip—this time it’s ‘The Mindy Project’

Looks  like they’re trying to throw us off (maybe to end around some licensing fees or something?) by labeling it “Arkansas vs. Mississippi State” (and maybe piping in the Hog on Dog audio, too?) but trust us, we know (or at least are pretty confident we know) a background 2006 Iron Bowl clip when we […]

‘Roe Eagle! ESPN tennis analyst Patrick ‘Brother of John’ McEnroe gives ‘War Eagle’ during Wimbledon broadcast

‘Roe Eagle! ESPN tennis analyst Patrick ‘Brother of John’ McEnroe gives ‘War Eagle’ during Wimbledon broadcast

Well dang, it wasn’t John McEnroe, but a “War Eagle” exchange between John’s brother Patrick and fellow ESPN tennis analyst Brad Gilbert during the broadcast of former “University of Auburn” tennis star Tim Puetz’ second-round Wimbledon match Wednesday was still pretty cool. Puetz, a four-year letterwinner and All-American at Auburn, was stickin’ his tongue out at […]

Auburn flag pops up in World Cup broadcast

Auburn flag pops up in World Cup broadcast

UPDATE: We tracked him down and interviewed him. … People watching today’s coverage of the World Cup in Brazil spied an Auburn flag in what people in the know are calling “a large section of Mexican fans during their game against Croatia.” Given the sport of soccer’s deep roots at Auburn (you’re welcome, the South) […]

Auburn caller elicits ‘War Eagle’ from Jim Cramer on CNBC’s ‘Mad Money’

Auburn caller elicits ‘War Eagle’ from Jim Cramer on CNBC’s ‘Mad Money’

Should you buy Regions stock right now? According to Mad Money’s Jim Cramer, War Damn Eagle you should! Here’s Cramer’s call with Matt from Auburn, Ala. on Wednesday’s show. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) Video: Jeff Poor Related: MSNBC host Ed Schultz uses Auburn’s amazing Iron Bowl win for strained politcal analogy on ‘The ED […]

[UPDATED] Auburn man among real POWs featured in ‘Back To Bataan’; John Wayne film premiered at Tiger Theatre

[UPDATED] Auburn man among real POWs featured in ‘Back To Bataan’; John Wayne film premiered at Tiger Theatre

[UPDATE] After some digging in the Plainsman, we’ve learned that the world premiere of Back To Bataan was actually held at the Tiger Theatre, thanks of course to Green’s Auburn connection. He didn’t graduate from API. But he married an Auburn girl and they lived at 326 Armstrong Street, and hey, Armstrong is a solid Auburn […]

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