Shug smoked like a chimney. So it’s only natural that Shug would order matches by the box. And it’s only natural that in a season like 1972, he’d order (exactly 40 years ago today) them personalized. But not just with a “War Eagle” or even a “War Damn Eagle”—with “War Damn Eagle Shug.” Yep, even […]
10-6 over Tennessee in Birmingham. It was huge, Amazin even. The Vols were No. 4 and three touchdown favorites and had All-American linebackers and the nation’s longest winning streak and a great dual-threat-ish black quarterback named Condredge Holloway, one of the first black quarterbacks Auburn’s defense faced, which may or may not have had something […]
In 1972, Shug’s typewriter burned ribbon with “best wishes” and “deep appreciation” to Auburn fans for their “real nice” letters. Best wishes. Deep appreciation. Real nice letter. Best wishes. Deep appreciation. Real nice letter. But you don’t send a form letter to a newborn named Tiger Feld, by God—you send him a scholarship AND your […]
The wire services were apparently hell-bent on making sure folks associated Shug Jordan with tobacco. Here’s another great shot of Shug the smoker from 1972. (You can go here and scroll down for another great shot. It’s huge. And he’s with that stuffed tiger.) Think the cigs affected his health? THINK AGAIN. Related: Secondhand Shug. […]
In the summer of 1972, The Plainsman asked Auburn students about their sex lives and their drug habits and their church attendance and their thoughts on abortion and who they wanted to see they wanted to see on the presidential ballot and all other stuff.