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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 […]

Auburn airplane germ study mentioned on NBC Nightly News

Auburn airplane germ study mentioned on NBC Nightly News

Researchers in the Loveliest Village on the Plains have released a study on the nastiest diseases on the planes. And it isn’t exactly comforting. Classics like E. coli and new killer on the block MERS can apparently lurk for a week or more on pretty much everything you’d touch up in the germ-friendly skies. The […]

Auburn, Iron Bowl profiled in latest issue of chef David Chang’s hip foodie magazine ‘Lucky Peach’

Auburn, Iron Bowl profiled in latest issue of chef David Chang’s hip foodie magazine ‘Lucky Peach’

In its latest issue, fancy foodie fanzine Lucky Peach, the journalistic extension of celebrity chef David Chang of Momofuku fame’s culinary curiosity, tackles tailgating culture on the Plains. Turns out they were more enamored with our football then with our food. Of course, after a game like that, Wolfgang Puck could have been serving diamond […]

Former Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson appears on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Former Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson appears on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Greg Robinson’s stock keeps rising. There’s talk he may actually be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. And he was second in the segment on Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show during which Jimmy Fallon introduced several top draft prospects a la Bob Hope’s All-Americans. “Greg doesn’t let anyone through,” Fallon said, “which […]

‘I love Auburn because of Bo’: ‘SNL’, ’30 Rock’ alum Tracy Morgan says he’s an Auburn fan on ESPN’s ‘First Take’

‘I love Auburn because of Bo’: ‘SNL’, ’30 Rock’ alum Tracy Morgan says he’s an Auburn fan on ESPN’s ‘First Take’

Tracy Morgan is an Auburn fan. Because of Tre Mason (and Tre Mason’s dad). And because of Bo Jackson. The comedian was on ESPN’s First Take Wednesday morning. The conversation turned to how whether Johnny Manziel would tank or triumph in the NFL. Morgan was ambivalent. He didn’t see much of Manziel in action. He […]

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