The back-in-the-day downtown decor was always over the top. The store windows were always painted — before the games, after the games. But at the same time, 50 years ago, it’s like they knew.
The creativity was up, yes (I mean, Bare Bryant?)… but the (literal) sign that a sense of destiny covered the Corner is that sign strung over North College. You’ll see it. You’ll love it. Oh, and something else you’ll love? Those Wear Eagle T-shirts. Support the site with the coolest threads around. Go ahead and click one of them. Look around. See what you like. If one of the hoodies grab you but you’d rather have a shirt? Don’t worry — you can.
War Eagle. Punt, Bama, Punt.
Photos: Larry Parker.
Frank Easterling says
AU class of 74. I was there, Remember the area and know where every picture was made. Wish I could rescue many of the cars in these pictures. Good times, good times. Many of my friends from this days have passed on.
Brian W Love says
I was in Marine Corps boot camp. That Sunday was the first time we got to buy a Sunday paper. I got Savannah Morning News and ran to get in formation. I peaked at the scores on the front of the paper, and thought it said, “Auburn 12, Alabama 16.” I thought, “Well, at least they played them that close.”
We marched back to our barracks and were given a head call. I ran into the head, looked again, and I kept looking and looking at the score. I missed using the head!
I stayed at the barracks instead of going to church that day and read and reread the article over and over. I could not believe it.
I’m still a little unclear. Beta Theta Pi wanted Bama to go to hell?