Coach Will “Boom” Muschamp is now back in the loving arms of the Auburn Family. That is no longer breaking news but it is sweet music to the ears of the Tiger faithful. “Boom laka-laka-laka, boom laka-laka-laka…” goes the Sly and the Family Stone tune, “I Want To Take You Higher,” and Muschamp will do just that with the Auburn D.+ Take a gander at … Continue reading AUBURN: BOOM!!! LAKA-LAKA-LAKA!!!
GETTING SOBER+ That’s the harsh reality for many fan bases as this incredulous 2014 college football season moves into the home stretch. Didn’t it seem like just yesterday that we were drunk with enthusiasm, passion and hope? Visions of a place in the new College Football Playoff danced in our heads. Now reality, like a stern judge banging his gavel, has set in and it’s … Continue reading The College Quickie: Getting Sober, Rehab, One Day At A Time
The Auburn-Alabama Game. Or, if you sport the crimson and white, The Alabama-Auburn game. I grew up, in the 60′s in LA (Lower Alabama), referring to college football’s greatest rivalry as The Auburn-Alabama game. I took exception to someone reversing the order of the game’s title. Even today that rankles me a little bit.+ Later, the Iron Bowl came in vogue as the accepted term … Continue reading Rivalry Week: The Auburn-Alabama Game
OLE MISS(ed) And Arky saw an opportunity and took full advantage of it. Hugh witnessed his Rebels freeze in the cold and rain of The Natural State. It appears they are toothless without a running attack and no Laquon Treadwell to throw to. Bad Bo did toss two interceptions and his backup one. Mix in three fumbles and a highly motivated Razorback team and you … Continue reading The College Quickie: Ole Miss(ed), They Showed Me, Ramble On Wrecks, Rushing Man: Part Deux, Goin’ Out West, Gonna Send You Back To Georgia
THE PAST + This week in Auburn Football History:+ The first football game ever played on November 19th was versus Georgia in 1932, Auburn 14, Georgia 7. The game was played in Columbus, GA. The Tigers went 9-0-1 that year and were Southern Conference Champions.The next year Auburn would join the newly formed Southeastern Conference.+ In 1960 Auburn trounced the Florida State Seminoles by a … Continue reading Auburn: Past, Present and Future
I’m drowning in a Wisky River.” Bo Pelini and thousands of Nebraska fans could have been crooning that altered version of Willie’s classic show starter yesterday. Wow! After taking an early 17-3 lead, the Huskers were boat raced by Melvin Gordon and the Badgers. Gordon set a new major-college record for yards rushing in a single game. His 408 yards eclipsed the old mark of … Continue reading The College Quickie: Wisky River, Southbound, BOOM!!!, Dabo(ned), Charmed, Fearsome Foursome
Georgia On My Mind. It’s hard to choose a favorite version of that song, but I have boiled it down to two artists… Brother Ray Charles and Willie. Great song, great artists.+ I now live in Georgia. I’ve been here since July of 1996. I’ve enjoyed living here very much and I’m proud to, now, be called a Georgian.+ Dennis Quaid’s Doc Holliday was conversing … Continue reading Auburn: Georgia On My Mind
Houston, TX, Friday October 18th, 2013, 5 PM. My wife, Melodye, and I are sitting in our little white Toyota Yaris on the parking lot that is I-10. We are hoping to get to our hotel, on the west side of the sprawling megalopolis, at some point that evening. Why does it seem like we ALWAYS hit the largest cities at rush hour? Oh well… … Continue reading Auburn vs. Texas A&M: remembering 2013