It’s so strange to go back to see what people thought when he did it. Because once he did, and once the success that was bound to happen happened — when the Bo we knew became the Bo everyone knew, it just totally turned into a cause for celebration and cartoons and awe and endless […]
The sun didn’t come up Sunday morning at the Bryant house, and later that afternoon Steadman Shealy, former Bama quarterback and host of The Bear Bryant Show, barely had the strength to open the Golden Flag bag.
They weren’t just posing with Disney characters. The Tigers’ also penciled in time for educational activities before meeting Boston College in the 1982 Tangerine Bowl, like a tour of the Kennedy Space Center, which an Auburn man (of course—it’s space) happened to be director of at the time. Speaking of education—Bo? Lionel? Member’s Only jacket? […]
You Don’t Know Bo, the latest in ESPN’s 30 for 30 film series, isn’t a sports documentary. It’s bigger than that because Bo’s bigger than that, bigger than anything–just ask his neighbor or his high school coach or Hal Baird or Boomer Esiason or Nintendo or Nike or David Housel or Pat Dye or YouTube. […]
You Don’t Know Bo. But you do, because he’s Auburn. There are allusions here to the mythos of Bo. We’re all a part of the mythos of Bo by now. After all of these years Bo is Auburn is us. And so is this documentary, in a way. You’re going to watch it, all of it, frame […]