So 125 years ago, you no longer had to be a man to get into Auburn. You did, however, have to be a genius. (But hey—free tuition!) You can read the thing I wrote on Dean Cater for Auburn Magazine's big 125 Years of Auburn Women issue here. It's interesting. You can find out what the Daily Princetonian thought of Auburn women in 1967 here. You can support my work on … [Read more...] about The ‘Conditions of Admission’ notice for the very first Auburn coeds
Dan Reeves to Auburn? Almost-ish. Keep scrolling. P.S. You can listen to the podcast via iTunes now. So that's something. … [Read more...] about It’s Pronounced Jordan: Shug for Senate? War Dan Eagle?
It always made me feel a little inferior. I couldn't help it. You're growing up and the CBS and ESPN intros make you feel that Auburn and Georgia are the Adam and Eve of southern football, and that feels good, that feels right. And then one day you realize that maybe they're just, like, the Cain and Abel or something, because, OK, people are now throwing "Deep" in front of it. … [Read more...] about It’s Pronounced Jordan: Time to rebrand the Auburn-Georgia rivalry?
It's a landmark in Auburn pop culture references, now more than ever. Because not only is it one of the earliest in film (and starring Frank Sinatra and Angie Dickinson, no less), it's now also the most prophetic. War Eagle, Ol’ Blue Eyes… Another thing that makes this scene from the original Oceans 11 (1960) so great is that sice it started filming in April 1959, … [Read more...] about WATCH: Frank Sinatra doesn’t care that Auburn beat Alabama by 12 points in original ‘Oceans 11’
I tracked Roy Tatum down pretty much just to hear about his double life as “Bart Raynolds” (and Bigfoot) because, dang, that’s a story, and you can read about it here. But, sure, yes of course, Roy, let’s actually talk Auburn football. Tell me something good. It did not take long. He’d probably never played better, and he’d probably never been more miserable. The rain, … [Read more...] about The Finest Tackle of ’67: An Iron Bowl Story