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 and 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. Oh, … [Read more...] about It’s Pronounced Jordan: Time to rebrand the Auburn-Georgia rivalry?
It's Pronounced Jordan
Emailing with David Hermecz was great. Talking to him was even greater. Amazing stories here about life as an Auburn eagle handler in the mid-70s. Driving to games in a cardboard-covered station wagon. Whacking drug-addict rats. Freaky puncture wounds. TAKE A LISTEN! (And if you want to help keep the podcast and the website and all the other stuff coming, please consider … [Read more...] about It’s Pronounced Jordan: Debunking the Swamp with 1970s War Eagle handler David Hermecz
I've talked tons about that time Mississippi State accused Auburn of punting funny footballs in 1993.. tons... tons... just, you know, never actually with the man himself. So, yeah, this was great. (It's available on Apple Podcasts and Google Play and Spotify and Stitcher and everything, too. Just search for "It's Pronounced Jordan," and if you'd like to see more stuff … [Read more...] about An interview with Auburn punting legend Terry Daniel on Inflategate ’93
Auburn doesn't know Auburn. It's fine. It's something I've come to mostly accept. Because, sure—does it matter that Camp War Eagle tour guides tell folks that Toomer's rollings began as some 19th century hey-we-won smoke signal rather than just organic, victory-inspired vandalism in the late 1960s? Probably not. Does it matter that people think the original oaks were a thousand … [Read more...] about Forget that 1946 stat—Bo Nix may actually be Auburn’s ONLY true freshman quarterback to start a season opener
Aesthetically, he actually understands it—kinda. But Fritz Siler still ain't thrilled. For a couple of reasons. First off, like most Auburn fans, his aversion to change is off the charts. Secondly, though he sees how it might be easier to produce, the design, in his mind, lacks... clarity? Not that the university's branding strategy-based decision to tweak the iconic … [Read more...] about Former Auburn Band member who created iconic “AU” logo talks tweaks, reminisces