Pat Dye always called him a thoroughbred. Had things gone differently, we might have called him a Stallion. Yes, lost in the tug of war between baseball and football, between the NFL and the MLB, was that Bo Jackson was in the spring of 1986 being courted by a third professional sports league. It wasn't just rumors of phone calls or whatever. He met with team … [Read more...] about Bo Jackson, the Birmingham Stallion?
Auburn was one of how many of 353 teams still competing for a national title, Malik? Terrell Brown steps to the free throw line. A 77 percent shooter, Brown will take three shots after being fouled on a three-point attempt with 1.1 seconds remaining, his New Mexico State team trailing Auburn 78-76 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. If he hits all three, the Aggies … [Read more...] about Auburn Basketball and the Tournament of Otherwise
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
In 1990, Denise Ford swore she'd never return to America. That's how much she hated George Strait and Clint Black and Reba and the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum and pretty much everything else she heard and saw in Tennessee. "I felt like I was in the 1950s." She was with her parents on holiday. Her dad was considering taking a job in the states. The trip lasted three … [Read more...] about The British are coming (to an Auburn football game)
The 1971 Gator Bowl featuring Auburn and Ole Miss was understandably billed as a battle between junior Pat Sullivan and senior Archie Manning, two of the best players in the country. Sullivan hated that. "I hope people don't build it up as a game between he and I," Sullivan told reporters a month before the game. "It'll be between two teams, and the best one will … [Read more...] about Pat Sullivan and Archie Manning, pen pals