Choosing "#UnfinishedBusiness" as the official hashtag-slash-motto for Bruce Pearl's 2018-2019 Auburn Tigers had to come easily. Yes, the Tigers' 2017-2018 was an unforgettable, unequivocal triumph, one of the best seasons in school history. No, their one-and-done SEC Tournament exit at the hands of Alabama and 2nd-round NCAA Tournament humiliation at the hands of Clemson … [Read more...] about Hashtag Blessed
That Q1 record is a doozy It's been the same damn thing all damn season, except for the part that's different. If they'd only shot a little better against Duke. If they'd only shot at all against NC State. If only Harper's shot had gone down against Kentucky. If only they hadn't been so bleeping sloppy with the ball against Mississippi State. What makes … [Read more...] about February 3rd now, please (On Auburn basketball, after LSU)
On Dec. 19, 2018, Bruce Pearl's Auburn men's basketball team traveled to NC State and lost to the host Wolfpack, 78-71. Three days later, they would return home to down Murray State, 93-88. Also, a movie ticket cost a dime and everyone was doing a new dance called the Happy Rabbit. Now here we are, eons later, in the wild future: it's the year 2019, where movie tickets cost … [Read more...] about Let’s talk about Auburn basketball!
Ultimately, it's about Jeremy Johnson. Right? If you believe that Johnson's two-year tenure as Auburn's part-time starting quarterback was no one-off fluke, but an accurate indication of Gus Malzahn's future ability to recruit and groom his No. 1 signal-callers -- and his inability to avoid an accompanying offensive implosion -- then OK, sure, it makes sense to think … [Read more...] about The 2018 Auburn Tigers, and the end of referendums
A driveway, still wet from an afternoon shower. I'm halfway up to the mailbox when I notice an earthworm writhing its way back over to paydirt. I pick it up. "Don't ever get excited about spring games," the earthworm says. "They don't mean anything." A cardinal lands on a nearby dogwood branch. "He's right," it chirps. "The most vanilla defenses in existence, played by … [Read more...] about 17 Short Films About Auburn Football (a season preview)