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The Shield of Shug

The Shield of Shug

Hope to post the Mace of Malzahn in 2038… Related: Shug’s houndstooth hat is prized possession of former Auburn coed. Tons more good Shug stuff here. If you’d like to help TWER keep on keepin’ on, please click here. … Keep Reading: * Recent Auburn grad featured in ABC News segment on professional Viners * […]

Aubie’s first appearance at an Auburn football game (vs. Kansas State in 1979) was almost his last

Aubie’s first appearance at an Auburn football game (vs. Kansas State in 1979) was almost his last

People dumped ice on their heads this summer to help save the lives of others. Thirty-five years ago, during Auburn’s season opener against Kansas State, Barry Mask pretty much did it to save his own. That was the day Barry Mask became the first Aubie. Others had worn the suit before, sure. When it arrived […]

Former Miss Auburn trying to become Nashville’s first woman mayor

Former Miss Auburn trying to become Nashville’s first woman mayor

Auburn has been first at so many things. Football. Coke. The hurry-up offense. Next on the ever to conquer list: Woman mayorships of major southern cities. Leading the charge is Linda Eskind Rebrovick, one of the most powerful women in Nashville, and (most importantly) a former Miss Auburn (1976-77), who announced Tuesday that her hat […]

Dameyune Craig wanted to win the 1997 SEC Championship Game so bad he spanked an offensive lineman to punish him for penalties

Dameyune Craig wanted to win the 1997 SEC Championship Game so bad he spanked an offensive lineman to punish him for penalties

There was an SEC Storied episode on the 1997 SEC Championship Game on the other night. It brought back a lot of memories, and reminded me of that folksy old football adage you just don’t hear that much anymore: “Spare the rod and spoil the offensive lineman.” (Watch your back, Chad Slade.) (Can’t see the […]

AU ball boys have been #AuburnFast since 1981

AU ball boys have been #AuburnFast since 1981

Good grief—another example of us forgetting our glorious heritage, and I’m as much to blame as anyone. Despite my whole thing from yesterday about Gus Malzahn’s offense bringing about a culture change in the student equipment manager department, it looks as Auburn has been Ball Boy U. for as long as it’s been Running Back […]

The last minute, cold-battling equipment management decisions that helped Auburn win the 1993 Arkansas game

The last minute, cold-battling equipment management decisions that helped Auburn win the 1993 Arkansas game

Long sleeve undershirts. Blue tights. Some random, just-sittin’-on-the-desk samples of some magic hand muffs. When Auburn traveled to arctic Fayetteville in 1993, football equipment manager Frank Cox decided he’d better be packin’ heat. And thank heavens. Because Otis Mounds’ hot temper couldn’t keep everyone warm. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) h/t Auburn Obsessive Related: […]

Football rules ‘and other pointers of interest’ from the 1914 Auburn-Vanderbilt program

Football rules ‘and other pointers of interest’ from the 1914 Auburn-Vanderbilt program

Football looked a whole lot more like football one hundred years ago than it did the first time Auburn took the field in 1892. Still embryonic, I guess, but in 1914 you could definitely make out the hands and legs and the face of the sport it would grow up to be. Players had been […]

Bo Jackson’s 1989 ‘Say No’ to cocaine commercial

Bo Jackson’s 1989 ‘Say No’ to cocaine commercial

Before Bo was The Ballplayer, he was The Anti-Drug Crusader. But even if you turned your back on crack (per the poster’s instructions), there was still the temptation to open your brain to cocaine, the pure, powdery, snortable kind. This time—late 1989 to be exact-ish—the greatest athlete of all time took the case for clean […]

Pat Dye, belly dancer

Pat Dye, belly dancer

New Years Eve eve, 1989. Busch Gardens. The legendary Pat Dye, about to lead his Auburn team to victory over John Cooper’s Ohio State Buckeyes in the 1990 Hall of Fame Bowl, lays his guts on the line, as it were. Phil Snow: “And Dye appeared to grasp the subtleties of the exotic dance much […]

[UPDATED] That time Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told Bama students he hated Auburn, then wore an Auburn shirt to apologize

[UPDATED] That time Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told Bama students he hated Auburn, then wore an Auburn shirt to apologize

“I hate Auburn.” That was the second sentence of Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s October 1993 speech at the University of Alabama. “I’m a big fan of Alabama football, and I’m not just saying that that. I hate Auburn. I hate it, not just the football team, the whole school and I would say that if […]

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