Archive for the Category ‘Photo of (Back In) The Day’

A photo of Auburn football legend Walter Gilbert with his freakishly strong great-grandfather

A photo of Auburn football legend Walter Gilbert with his freakishly strong great-grandfather

Walter Gilbert, phenom of the mid-30s, is an Auburn football legend: captain of the Tigers’ first bowl team (that’s him you see shaking hands with the yankee), Auburn’s only three-time All-American (I think), and a College Football Hall of Famer (inducted in 1956). His great-grandfather, who according to The Plainsman could  “pick up a 52-gallon […]

Another photo inside Jordan-Hare Stadium during the Auburn snow of 1977

Another photo inside Jordan-Hare Stadium during the Auburn snow of 1977

  Photo: David Hermecz Related: Initials of ’70s sweethearts drawn on Jordan-Hare field for most romantic Auburn snow day ever. More Auburn Snow Stories: * Pat Dye Field violated with script ‘Ohio’ during 2009 Auburn snow storm * Most romantic Auburn snow day ever * White Christmas at Toomer’s * Auburn students ambush Bama fan […]

[UPDATED] There’s a van with an awesome Bo Jackson ‘Ballplayer’ poster graphic thing on the back cruising around Auburn

[UPDATED] There’s a van with an awesome Bo Jackson ‘Ballplayer’ poster graphic thing on the back cruising around Auburn

What’s the best way to avoid getting a ticket for driving without a license plate? Divert attention by spray painting or airbrushing or whatever that photo of Bo Jackson in shoulder pads with the bat behind his head in that iconic Nike “Ballplayer” poster on the back of your van thing and making it so […]

The awesome painting of Pat Sullivan on the cover of the August 1971 issue of Birmingham Magazine

The awesome painting of Pat Sullivan on the cover of the August 1971 issue of Birmingham Magazine

They don’t make Birmingham Magazine covers like they used to. The thing ruled so much it that “prompted so much comment” among readers before they’d even seen it, so much comment the magazine decided to offer poster prints of it for free to folks renewing their subscription. (It’s like that Alanis Morissette song where she’s […]

The best Auburn homecoming float in 1976 was getting high on mushrooms ‘agriculture’

The best Auburn homecoming float in 1976 was getting high on <s>mushrooms</s> ‘agriculture’

Magic mushrooms came to Auburn in 1973. Or at least awareness about them them did; the Auburn botany and microbiology professors the Plainsman kept interviewing for shroom stories were almost positive the things being harvested out of the manure dotting the pastures of Lee County for the past year or so were not, in fact, psilocybin […]

Miss Hey Day, 1988

Miss Hey Day, 1988

It’s Hey Day once again on the Auburn University campus. Here’s Rebecca McAffee, Miss Hey Day 1988 (and Bjork’s muse, obviously), chillaxin’ on one of those incredible Pollock-esque, drop cloth-inspired backdrops that no portrait studio in the friendly late 80s could do without. Photo: AU Glomerata. Related: How’s It Goin’ Man Day was Hey Day’s […]

Auburn coed poses with a 1951 Studebaker in front of Cliff Hare Stadium

Auburn coed poses with a 1951 Studebaker in front of Cliff Hare Stadium

That Auburn Coach Car Endorsements Of Yesteryear post was pretty sweet. But the best, most Auburn-ish car ad—or at least the most American—was born in the 1951 Glom, 20 years before Shug’s Chevy shilling. I’m almost blinded by the rockets’ red orange and blue glare. The only way this ad could have been more Auburn=1950s […]

Young Auburn fan refuses to give up hope at the 1973 Auburn-Florida game

Young Auburn fan refuses to give up hope at the 1973 Auburn-Florida game

1973 was a let down, sure. But it gave us this Where’s Waldo of Auburn Spirit. Can you find the Auburn Spirit? It’s great to be an Auburn Tiger. Photo: Larry Parker. Related: Auburn’s 70s Super Fan. … Keep Reading: * Former AU homecoming queen starring in HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ * Bama fan legislator introduced […]

Aubie waving an American flag after an Auburn touchdown

Aubie waving an American flag after an Auburn touchdown

Happy Fourth of July! Here’s Aubie waving an American flag all Hacksaw Jim Duggan-style after James Brooks scored a touchdown against Mississippi State in the middle of the Iran Hostage Crisis. Related: Nuke’em Till They Glow: How Auburn students reacted to the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis. … Keep Reading: * Bama fan legislator introduced bill […]

Best Auburn majorette name ever?

Best Auburn majorette name ever?

Kind of has to be. Turns out Kandy Walker was also licensed to kill in 1967. Photo: 1967 Auburn Football Illustrated. Related: Sexiest Auburn photo ever? … Keep Reading: * Pat Dye ‘arrested’ * The Thing That Ate Auburn * Pat Dye signing neckties sent by Syracuse fans * The truth behind the Auburn-LSU ‘Earthquake […]

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