In honor of the latest round of SEC expansion talk, we present facts and (never-before-seen) photos from the 1973 Sun Bowl played December 29 in salsa-soaked’ El Paso, Texas. It was the Auburn Tigers’ first and only game against the Missouri Tigers. We lost, 34-17. Alas.
War Eagle! It’s time to turn our attention to the one thing we all love, and that is beating Bama. Let us harness the power of the past to slay the crimson dragon that dare enter our lair. The first two items are from my collection. Bear Bryant autographed Bo Jackson print: Yes, you read […]
We’re currently trying to pin down from where and whence Shug’s marquee (as it were) David and Goliath quote originated. (If you want to help, it actually reads: “I guess David was about a 40-point underdog in that match. But Goliath ended up on his backside. So you see, anything can happen.”) But here’s legendary […]
20 out of 24 predicted Bama to win in 1989.
“… Alabama… will go into the Sugar Bowl undefeated…”
“… Curry’s crimson cladders have come too far this year to let Auburn ruin the party now…”
“… all that stands in the way is Pat Dye and a quarterback named Slack…”
That Bash Bama car thing from the early 80s? We KNEW we’d seen something like that before… click on it and you see it a little better. Caption: “Vicki Thompson, 2GC, vents her frustrations on the Bama Buggy. After paying $1.02 for the 35-0 windshield, she was permitted to slam it out of existence. The […]
Legend has it that on quiet November nights out on 280, you can still hear this chariot of Auburn fire burning rubber to Birmingham, which according to @Lulupuppydog (it’s not hers, but that’s his mom posing by it) it was doing around 1969. (That seems about right to these eagle eyes—’69 to ’71.) If God […]
Just ’cause. The audio was not looped. Well, it was… sampled from the 1956 Beat Bama pep rally, which you can (and should) listen to in its epic, bloodthirsty entirety here. But listen to them. You KNOW they would have done it for 10 minutes straight or more had that mad man asked them if […]
Those Auburn fans sick of feeling like pariahs for wearing blue to Jordan-Hare are in luck. The Athletic Department is encouraging everyone to ditch the orange Saturday, designating the Iron Bowl a “True Blue” game. The purpose? To make the orange shakers they’re planning to pass out to people (they’ll be waiting for you in […]
So we have a great idea: Instead of posting individual songs and videos, we’ll just throw all the songs into ONE VIDEO, pageviews be damned. We’ll just make it like an album that you and your mouse hand can just sit back and enjoy. Besides, it’s Iron Bowl week and it’s time to live in […]
Iron Bowl-wise, it’s easy to forget that in 1973, Auburn was three of the last four and looking for more. Sure, we wouldn’t find more, not that year, nor the next nine, but that doesn’t mean the Jimmy “Banned Student Recruitment Poster” Johnson comic the Plainsman ran leading up to the game can’t be enjoyed […]