Archive for the Category ‘Letters to Shug’

Dear President Nixon—Shug had a birthday, too!

Dear President Nixon—Shug had a birthday, too!

What the heck, Mr. President—Shug Jordan gives you his endorsement (“I am a strong Nixon supporter”) and shows your running mate a delightful, cufflink-worthy time in Birmingham and you can’t even wish him Happy Birthday? But somehow Bear Bryant gets a card? More like Deep Wound. Letter: AU Archives. Related: Shug and Spiro. … Keep […]

Angry Auburn fans sends ‘cow college’ clipping to Shug, calls Crimson Tide a name

Angry Auburn fans sends ‘cow college’ clipping to Shug, calls Crimson Tide a name

It changes so much—I’d rather beat Texas, I’d rather beat Notre Dame, cow college, little cow college, little cow college down the road—it’s natural to wonder if it’s just some urban legend Didn’t them Auburn students sacrifice a goat and streak through Toomer’s Corner when Bear Bryant died kinda thing, or like that apocryphal this […]

Shug’s ‘War Damn Eagle Shug’ matches

Shug’s ‘War Damn Eagle Shug’ matches

Shug smoked like a chimney. So it’s only natural that Shug would order matches by the box. And it’s only natural that in a season like 1972, he’d order (exactly 40 years ago today) them personalized. But not just with a “War Eagle” or even a “War Damn Eagle”—with “War Damn Eagle Shug.” Yep, even […]

Tom Landry’s letter to Shug about the 1972 NFL Draft

Tom Landry’s letter to Shug about the 1972 NFL Draft

Letters: AU Archives Related: Beano Cook’s letter to Shug. … Keep Reading: * Lee Corso’s letter to Shug * Shug writes to Spiro Agnew * Cam Newton starts his own clothing line * Cam Newton and LEGO Cam Newton on cover of Sports Illustrated Kids * Auburn hoodies featured prominently in Korean teen fashion line […]

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