It's the 30th anniversary of the '89 game, so you're going to see a lot about the First Time Ever, about Dye the Liberator, and everything. And, yeah. But you probably won't hear much about the wacky way Dye wanted to go about righting the rivalry when he first got here. Turns out that back in 1981, minus any movement on bringing Bama to Auburn, Dye's initial idea wasn't for … [Read more...] about Before the First Time Ever, Pat Dye tried to get clever
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?
Rules change. Uniforms turn into space suits. Stadium capacities quadruple. But bad officiating—ah, that is college football's one constant... Actually, in Auburn's first (varsity) game played in Jordan-Hare (then Auburn Stadium), it wasn't so much a case of bad officiating as it was a case of the timekeeper (who was either a Georgia Tech or Texas A&M grad) just being an … [Read more...] about Poor communication by official cost Auburn a win over Florida in first game played in Jordan-Hare Stadium
BJORDAN-HARE Today is Hey Day at Auburn University, a friendly tradition dating to the 1940s... and that just so happens to have been immortalized in song by Bjork--that Bjork, actress and internationally renowned Icelandic "queen of experimental pop." True story. At least Auburn grad Mia Dentice thinks it's true. After all, the song is called "Hey." And … [Read more...] about Bjork wrote a song about Auburn’s ‘Hey Day’ tradition—true story
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