In 1972, Shug’s typewriter burned ribbon with “best wishes” and “deep appreciation” to Auburn fans for their “real nice” letters. Best wishes. Deep appreciation. Real nice letter. Best wishes. Deep appreciation. Real nice letter.
But you don’t send a form letter to a newborn named Tiger Feld, by God—you send him a scholarship AND your best wishes.
Wonder if Pat Dye followed Shug’s lead with the White sisters... they weren’t royalty or potential Auburn split ends like Prince William, but sisters named Tiger and WarEagle should get a free ride without condition.
Letters: AU Archives.
Related: The legend of sister Tiger and WarEagle White.
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Ericka J. says
I love it! My baby brother was born on the day of the Iron Bowl in ’89. My mother told the doctor he WOULD be born by kickoff – the doctor laughed, but he was in the nursery in an Auburn Tiger shirt by noon!
It took them days to settle on a name, but they finally chose Brent after Brent Fullwood (Auburn Running Back). Not too crazy, but still an Auburn name!
Now I’m married to a Jackson… if I can just get him to agree to name our son BO…. 😉