I kinda love thinking about the double takes from the cub reporters their first day on the job. What a great scene for the Shug biopic. Jimmy pours himself a cup of joe, loads a sheet into his new Smith-Corona Skyriter, and cracks open the crisp 1960 media guide for the Auburn Tigers. Jimmy: “Jordan? […]
Auburn (7-2-1). Villanova (7-2). Tropical Stadium. Havana, Cuba. New Year’s Day, 1937, the second to last day of the week-long first “Cuban National Sports Festival.” They called it the Bacardi Bowl. Or the Rhumba Bowl. Or the Cigar Bowl. (The New York Times called it a the “battle of the palms.”) But mostly the Bacardi […]
It was the rivalry’s golden anniversary game. And there was no way a 4-4-1 Auburn team that had been shutout by Florida, a team the Bulldogs had shutout 75-0, was going to win it.
See if you can spot the girl who went on to be on some episodes of “Happy Days” and “Fantasy Island.”
“I wouldn’t play against (Mississippi State) without a jack knife in my back pocket.”