Archive for the Category ‘Vintage’

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 […]

VIDEO: Charles Barkley vs. Barney the Dinosaur on 1993 episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’

VIDEO: Charles Barkley vs. Barney the Dinosaur on 1993 episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’

In 1993, Charles Barkley hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live (here’s the promo—Nirvana was the musical guest). And he posterized a purple dinosaur. (Godzilla had to cancel at the last minute.) The one-on-one Barkley on Barney showdown was part of Barkley’s monologue. “Hey, Barney, thanks for doing this on such short notice” Barkley says […]

VIDEO: Auburn linebacker coach Reggie Herring goes berserk in locker room after beating Florida State in 1990, leads AU players in FSU war chant

VIDEO: Auburn linebacker coach Reggie Herring goes berserk in locker room after beating Florida State in 1990, leads AU players in FSU war chant

It’d been so dang close the last few years, what with the FSU secondary, in the words of the ABC announcers, “getting away with manslaughter” and all. But 1990 was going to be the year. The Florida State game was such a big deal—Auburn was ranked 5th, FSU 7th—even Paw Paw, who isn’t really that […]

Rolling (Tanks Through) Toomer’s: How the City of Auburn celebrated the Fourth of July in 1956

Rolling (Tanks Through) Toomer’s: How the City of Auburn celebrated the Fourth of July in 1956

I always think that the first thing George Washington or Thomas Jefferson or someone from way back would notice were they gigawatted to modern times—2014 Auburn, say—would be the power lines. We totally don’t think about them, but if you go outside your house right now you will see all these crazy wires in the […]

Three fun plays you never see in highlights from the 1994 Auburn-Florida game

Three fun plays you never see in highlights from the 1994 Auburn-Florida game

That’s because they’re, as Jeff Shearer called them, lowlights: Sunday Night Lowlights. (Can’t see them? Try here.) Jason Taylor’s was actually a pretty dang athletic play, and given that he possibly either thought the ball was fumbled, an ambiguous resident of that weird behind-the-line gray zone where even the most expert football rulesman falls on […]

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 […]

The 1982 intro for the ‘Auburn Football Review’

The 1982 intro for the ‘Auburn Football Review’

A lot can change for a football program in seven years. Ditto an Alabama news station’s video production studio (must be all those Long’s Electronics—Tomorrow’s electronics today!). Here’s how the Auburn Football Review looked in 1975, and here’s how it looked it 1982, post-Pat Dye, but pre-Mike Hubbard voice overs. (Can’t see the video? Try […]

Terry Bowden explains AU-Dacity to Phil Snow during the ‘Auburn Football Review’ for the 1994 LSU game

Terry Bowden explains AU-Dacity to Phil Snow during the ‘Auburn Football Review’ for the 1994 LSU game

The slogans were working, they were working, they were working. Auburn’s AttitUde had just won them a national championship in 1993, and the thought we and Baby Bowden could actually keep the country’s longest shouldn’t-be-happening winning streak alive into 1994 was, yes, it was audacity, AUdacity, AU-DACITY (TM). Print the shirts, order the buttons. And […]

Watch this 1993 Auburn warrior give the most confident guarantee of an Auburn Iron Bowl win ever

Watch this 1993 Auburn warrior give the most confident guarantee of an Auburn Iron Bowl win ever

Terry Daniel Boone. Last of the Bo-hicans. The AU-ltimate Warrior. King of the Dye Frontier. Whomever he is, he gave WSFA’s camera crew the best prediction for the 1993 Iron Bowl they could hope for. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) Video: Auburn Obsessive. Related: Auburn’s 70s superfan. If you’d like to help TWER keep […]

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