A week or so back, while lamenting the news of Ben Tate's season-ending ankle injury, Thor told how burning a Florida shirt (taken forcibly off the torso of a "friend") in 2000 might be responsible for our 3-1 post-burning record against the Gators. He also suggested that a similar sacrifice might exorcise the demons responsible for the recent curse (Ben Tate, Kenny Irons, … [Read more...] about Burn The Shirt (and maybe even Ben Tate’s sock)
Despite some crisscrossed stories coming out of Houston (and locally), Ben Tate is, in fact, out for the season with a fractured ankle. It’s sad, even depressing news that brings back memories of Kenny Irons' unfortunate stint with the Bengals: both Tate and Irons were 2nd round picks, both had nasty injuries in the preseason, both missed / will miss their rookie season in … [Read more...] about Ben’s Fate? Pro curse on Auburn RB’s strikes again
There's still 51 days to go until Auburn plays Arkansas St., maybe only 50 if my math's off. So it's probably smart to keep the unbridled optimism and pre-emptive 2010 hero worship on a slow burn. There's still a ton of time to preview the team, downplay the weaknesses and celebrate the strengths, and as a blogger, writing "WE GONNA ROCK" posts now probably just means repeating … [Read more...] about Running Back U. Still. Always.
Auburn athletes are always pimping (whoring, whatever) themselves on Facebook. Ben Tate wants me, and everyone, to “like” him. Now, I like Ben Tate, but I don’t “like” Ben Tate, not after repeated invitations (me and 5,000 others) to meaningless meet and greets and days held in his honor. Yep, Ben Tate Day is July 17 in Berlin, Maryland. I like and respect Ben Tate the … [Read more...] about Former Auburn players turned rappers issue open call for ‘pool-scene-appropriate ladies.’
Welcome to WBE Mythbusters, a new irregularly-posted series in which I attempt to dispel certain wrongly-held assumptions regarding Auburn football and related issues. Today, we're going to look at a couple of those assumptions as they pertain to Auburn's 2010 offense. Starting with ... Myth No. 1: Auburn will struggle to replace Ben Tate and Chris Todd. I know the … [Read more...] about WBE Mythbusters No. 1: The offense