Raise your hand if you thought Auburn would beat LSU if it allowed only 23 points. Ok. Yes. Ok. Thank you. Yes, I see that hand! Good! That’s a heap of folks. Well, we were WRONG! So be it. Auburn lost a football game. On the road. To the Number one team in the country. Two road losses to top ten teams. 6-2. Not bad. … Continue reading Week Ten SEC Picks: The Continuing Saga of Old Yellow
Let me begin by congratulating the University of South Carolina on its upset of the Trembling Chihuahuas ($1 to Jeff Schultz). Will Muschamp truly needed that signature win and now, maybe, he won’t have a stroke on the sideline, hopefully. It’s a relatively benign docket of clashes scheduled for this weekend. The Third Saturday in October has become The Third Meh-Day in October. But, we … Continue reading Week Eight SEC Picks: The Second Half Begins!
We got a little taste of SEC football last weekend when Florida squeaked past Miami in one of the YOU-gliest football games I have ever seen. It actually hurt my eyes to watch that debacle. One team won, Florida, and one team lost, Miami, and that was about all you can say about it. The final tally was, Gators 24, Miami 20. I had the … Continue reading Week One SEC Football Picks
SEC Media Days have now come and gone. I listened to all 14 coaches, their spiel and the questions they answered, and I was impressed with every coach and what he had to say about his team. They all seemed to have a vision and a master plan for their respective squads. And the league’s coaching fraternity appears to be a very strong group, top … Continue reading SEC MEDIA DAYS – RANDOM TAKES
Hello, I’m Bird and I’ll be your SEC Blogger! I really hate it when servers greet you that way at a restaurant. So why not begin this, new, weekly column in such a manner? Does that make sense? No, but neither does picking SEC football at this juncture. Being that this is my initial SEC blog, I thought I would divulge my spring divisional picks … Continue reading SEC Football Previews and Picks
When one begins a discussion of the SEC West it often begins with Alabama. The Crimson Tide has proven their worth over the past seven seasons under head coach Nick Saban. Everyone knows what they have accomplished and those accomplishments have been extremely impressive. They don’t rebuild, they reload. The majority of pundits and prognosticators are, once again, picking Alabama to win the West. That’s … Continue reading 2014 SEC West Division Champions: The Auburn Tigers
It was Saturday, October 30, 1965. And it was a beautiful day for football! My father, mother and I were on our way from Lower Alabama to the Plains of Auburn for a homecoming game that matched our Tigers with the Florida Gators.IMG_2355 The visitors were a heavy favorite. They were bringing an impressive 4-1 record into the tilt, while the home team, with losses … Continue reading Before He Was “The Head Ball Coach”
Saturday night was was another tough one in an ever-growing string of disappointing Saturdays for Auburn University and her Family. If you are even the most casual of Auburn, or college football fans, you know what happened. The Tigers came up, again, on the short end of the stick. Mississippi State 17, Auburn 9 Auburn showed signs of improvement but it was not enough to … Continue reading I Believe In Auburn and Love It