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  1. You lose on the field, you're not better. If you want to claim you're better than someone, beat them.
    3 points
  2. For giving me something to take me away from the work and stress in a deployed environment. It's definitely encouraging to know that I have something like the Auburn family to turn to during struggling times. I appreciate all the sacrifices from the coaches, players, and fans to make Auburn Football such a special thing to be a part of. Regardless of the season's outcome I am thankful to be an Auburn Tiger and look forward to returning home and joining in on all the fun. Until then, I will proudly support our university anyway that I can. For the next year it will be as a peace keeper in the struggling nation of Kosovo. Hopefully, I can take the things that Auburn provides for me and provide it to the people of a struggling new nation. Here is a picture of my weapon (w/ a little decor to remind me of one of the reason's i do what i do.) and my Auburn hat that has traveled with me everywhere i've been the past 5 years --- I'm told to throw it away by everyone I know, but it's going til it falls completely apart. Continue to be loud as you support our team and help push them to the next level. We're all a team and not one of us can do it on our own. Coaches, Team, and fans need each other.
    2 points
  3. I am glad we did not get it; the Unions would have screwed this six ways from Sunday and embarrassed us.
    2 points
  4. Maybe the thoroghly corrupt International Olympic Committee was afraid of the competition that Chicago would present.
    2 points
  5. One and two years, respectively, doesn't constitute long term. Also, he said Malzahn was doing some things to back the safeties off, which opened up the running game. That's not smoke and mirrors, that's football.
    2 points
  6. What did you hear that was negative? The only thing I heard was that its not built for the long run, but I agree with him there. Other than that, he gave a pretty good explanation of why its working this year and didn't work last year. To address his comment - Malzahn's going to have to be continuously innovative to keep D's from keying in on him. We're really not running a huge number of plays, we're running the same few over and over. I think that's had a lot to do with why our running game has been slowed down, personally (and obviously we haven't opened up the playbook all the way at this point). However, 3 years down the road, I can see this offense getting very little traction IF Malzahn doesn't continue to come up with new things to keep D's on their toes.
    2 points
  7. It's all GWB's fault! What a waste of tax payer dollars to jet for nothing. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2009/10/02/obama-heads-denmark-lobby-olympics/ COPENHAGEN - Chicago was eliminated in the first ballot of voting for the 2016 Olympics on Friday, a stunning defeat for President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama who put their capital behind an enormous campaign. Chicago had seemed to pick up momentum in the last few days, with many International Olympic Committee members seemingly charmed by Michelle Obama. But when IOC president Jacques Rogge announced the results of the first vote, Chicago's name was announced. Thousands of people gathered in downtown Chicago stood in stunned silence. The vote in Copenhagen was carried on huge television screens in the Daley Center, set up to carry what many had hoped would be apporval of Chicago to host the games. Instead, Chicago was bounced in the first round of voting. An audible gasp could be heard from the crowd. Many stood for a few minutes, staring at the screen, and at least one flung his hands into the air in a crude gesture toward the TV screen. Within seconds, people began filing out of the plaza. Chicago's elimination was one of the most shocking defeats in IOC voting history. It had long been seen as a front-runner and got the highest possible level of support -- from the president of the United States himself. But the emotional appeals from Obama and his wife Michelle -- they both flew to Copenhagen to fight in Chicago's corner -- fell on deaf ears in the European-dominated IOC. The IOC's last two experiences in the United States were bad: the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics were sullied by a bribery scandal and logistical problems and a bombing hit the 1996 Games in Atlanta. Obama's visit to Copenhagen was the first time a U.S. president made such an in-person appeal. "I urge you to choose Chicago for the same reasons I chose Chicago nearly 25 years ago -- the reasons I fell in love with the city I still call home," Obama told members of the International Olympic Committee, many of whom he later mingled with as some snapped photos of him on their cell phones. "And if you do -- if we walk this path together -- then I promise you this: The city of Chicago and the United States of America will make the world proud," the president said. Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo have been making their cases to the IOC for more than a year, but many IOC members were believed to be undecided about which city they would vote for Friday. By the time the winning bid is announced, the Obamas should be back on a plane to Washington. The president's whirlwind trip put him in the Danish capital for less than five hours Friday, with Chicago-backers hoping that would be sufficient to give Obama's adopted home town the advantage it needed to win the close, four-way race to become the host city of the 2016 Summer Games. But the compressed time frame did not shield Obama from Republican criticism that he shouldn't be hopscotching to Europe in Air Force One when there were so many pressing issues to deal with at home. Both Obamas spoke on deeply personal terms about Chicago, the city at the center of the world's spotlight so many times, including in November when the former Illinois senator won the White House. The president described Chicago as a city of diversity and warmth, a place where he finally found a home. "It's a city that works, from its first World's Fair more than a century ago to the World Cup we hosted in the nineties," Obama said. "We know how to put on big events." For all the anticipation surrounding Obama's appearance in Copenhagen, his arrival at the IOC meeting was decidedly subdued. The 100-plus committee members, who had already been warned not show bias during the presentations, sat silently as the Obamas walked into the Bella Center with the rest of 12-member Chicago delegation. Michelle Obama gave a passionate account of what the games would mean to her father, who taught her as a girl how to throw punches better than the boys. She spoke fondly of growing up on the South Side of Chicago, sitting on her father's lap and cheering on Olympic athletes. The president anchored the U.S. charm offensive,referencing his own election as a moment when people from around the world gathered in Chicago to see the results last November and celebrate that "our diversity could be a source of strength." Though IOC President Jacques Rogge has said heads of state aren't required to attend the IOC meeting, recent votes indicate their presence can make a difference. During the 2005 IOC meeting in Singapore, then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair successfully lobbied members on behalf of London's bid for the 2012 Summer Games. Two years later, Vladimir Putin, then president of Russia, helped secure the 2014 Winter Games for Sochi on Russia's Black Sea coast. FOX News' Eve Zibel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    1 point
  8. Why would we want to pay all that money to host the Olympics? It is a big waste of money. Let somebody else do it. And yes, shame on Obama. Why would he be so stupid to waste his political/diplomatic capital on a last place bid to host the Olympics? This is more evidence of Obama thinking he can just talk people into doing whatever he wants them to do. Obama (our President) is now a proven loser in the eyes of the world. He deserves every criticism he gets for this.
    1 point
  9. Obama's tab in Chicago must be a whopper.
    1 point
  10. Why the hell would he not want to play for Malzahn? He's old enough to remember McFadden/Jones at Arkansas. Malzahn was pretty up front about wanting a strong running game. I'll take a solid coach over a recruit any day. Coaches bring in more recruits. Have fun at UT, Oku.
    1 point
  11. Malzahn is a teacher of many. Oku is but one player.
    1 point
  12. Vol fan here. I'm not here to flame. Merely to inform. Michael Dyer and Dakota Mosley are UNOFFICIALLY visiting Knoxville this weekend. I know they are both huge Auburn leans. And it is possible they are just there to see Auburn! But it is on their own dime. Just to let you know.
    1 point
  13. For the story, Click Here Kiss of death? Publicity on SI going into the weekend helps gain exposure. If Auburn can win this weekend, that'll be good for some recognition.
    1 point
  14. Just got one in Section V - Row 33. Note to anybody looking for tickets: I believe the Auburn section in the lower bowl is like Y5 - Z16, as well as like A and B. This is just strictly off of memory from being there in '04 and looking at their seating chart. Also, when you select a section and the qty to purchase, do Add to Cart, but then repeat this as many times as possible without Releasing your tickets. I did section V and it gave me row 58. Then 54. Then 42. Then 41. Then 39. Then 33. I tried again, but it had a limit of 6 orders per Cart. If I released one of the ones earlier (e.g. Row 58), the next time I did "Add to Cart" it gave me the row I had just released.
    1 point
  15. We're not running an offense that's consistently physically overpowering the opponents anymore. We're relying on formations, motion, misdirection, and/or timing to disrupt defenses now. Defensive coordinators will figure out ways to see through the confusion and mess it up if Malzahn does the same things year after year. Its not like any of this matters; I really doubt he's here "long term".
    1 point
  16. All he stated was that Gus's offense is very simple (much like Franklin's) and that Franklin had a passing spread that didn't work when the passing QB (Todd) got hurt in the 4th game and couldn't pass but 15 yards. He stated that Gus's offense is a running spread, but very simple, especially compared to Kiffin's. I didn't hear any negativity in it. He did seem to mention that it's difficult/painful living in Auburn, especially on weekends. But as some as you may know, he takes his son to a different game each week. He's still trying to find a job in the south as a head coach.
    1 point
  17. I'm not hearing it either. The distaste I heard was towards the offense we had last year when he said "that mess we ran last year". I thought he did a good job explaining why Malzahn's approach is working and why the offense didn't work last year. The "I'm their biggest fan" comment doesn't sound very bitter either.
    1 point
  18. I must have listened to a different interview because I think he was very level headed and honest. I feel like he was not negative about the team at all. Dont know what makes yall say otherwise...
    1 point
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  20. FYI, All the tickets available are upper deck. So if you don't mind sitting up there, yes there have been tickets available for quite some time now.
    1 point
  21. I thought that line was hilarious. Our post-game call in show is AWFUL. Auburn's isn't great either. Why in the world do these people all call in and start with "I just wanna say roll tide" or "I just gotta give a big war eagle"...I can't STAND that. After the 131st Roll Tide, Chris is tired of giving it back.
    1 point
  22. He said he wanted to be in I, not the spread. Can't say I really blame the guy.
    0 points
  23. Time for Tubby to go back to duck hunting... Thrilled to have Chizik and Staff...
    0 points
  24. I tried to tell people that a few weeks ago and got into a argument with folks and ended up getting suspended cause I got so mad and started saying crap i shouldn't had...But he is bitter, but you people better be careful cause you will get blasted for saying anything about XCTT.....Just enjoy the season and we are 4-0 baby!!!!!!! Beat TN!!!! WDE!!!!
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  25. No spin. He's jumping at the chance for early playing time. A decision a lot of our current starters made when they decided to sign with us in 2007. I wish him all the best. He'll be a good one for you guys.
    -1 points
  26. That's a good one allright. My personal favorite is "Not everyone wants to sport a ring". What ring are bamzos sporting these days? The only one I can recall is the "Nick got us a 'crutin champeenship" ring. Or maybe they are proud of leaving a ring around the bath tub? Well, they certainly could have passed out rings for winning the west...and honestly, there's not an AU fan on earth who could make fun of them for it.
    -1 points
  27. Well, I realize it's not Feb 2010 yet, but so far we're winning most of them in-state this year, if the Bham News Super Seniors list is accurate. We have commitments from 5 of the top 10, 3 of the top 6 and 2 of the top 3. Bama has 4 of the top 10 with the other one going to Florida. Eh, like you said, it's not even close to February. And heck, you might very well win the in-state battle this year...who knows? I was just alluding to the history of the in-state battle. I think it will be interesting this year with Chizik in the mix instead of Tubberville. Hopefully, for your sake, the recruits will be more important than the ducks this year. geez, are you uaters this stupid? Wait, don't answer that. We all know the answer to it already. You uaters act like that trip was a one time thing, yet we keep telling you, he took that same trip EVERY YEAR he was at AUBURN. Get that uater?? EVERY FREAKIN' YEAR he was head coach at Auburn he took that same trip after the season.. What part don't you understand. Yes, that means while we were in the midst of winning FIFTY games over a 5 year period, tuberville still took THE SAME FREAKIN' TRIP. Hah. Looks like I hit a sore spot. Chill out, it was a joke.
    -1 points
  28. I can understand why an offense that keeps people guessing and off balance and yields large amounts of points and yards would be offensive to CTT. Not his style at all. He prefers the kind that can go 3 and out on every drive when you are trying to hold a half point lead.
    -1 points
  29. yeah, it so elementary that it hung 27 points on the #2 team in the country in 2006 (AU was at home too)......... I wished him well and appreciated his time and dedication to AU, but it is time for Tommy to go back to frying catfish. WAR EAGLE ps: Gus is pretty elementary & a perfectionist. Do a few things and do them well, throw in a little motion, mis-direction & one or two surprises and off you go. Sometimes the best things in life are pretty simple. Smoke 'em off their game-plan and whip their butts
    -1 points
  30. I agree. I loved CTT at Auburn as well but I was never satisfied with his offensive schemes or play calling except for the 2004 season. I felt he "meddled" with the OC and refused to try anything except the old 3 yards and a cloud of dust philosophy. It was time for Tommy to go and I wish he had continued to be classy about it.
    -1 points
  31. I read in a newspaper article last week about How Tubbs wouldn't let the Borges run wide open. He always wanted the conservative approach. Malzahn is a genius in my book. He's took a group of players we didn't have much faith in this offseason and made them one of the country's best. If CTT was still here this year, we'd be 2-2 and have a mediocre offense with Ben tate being the leading rusher.
    -1 points
  32. Shame on Obama for trying to bring the Olympics to the U.S. Shame, shame, shame.
    -1 points
  33. Just what conservatives need.......more advise from the morally corrupt left. Is this guy smart enough to see the message or does he endorse the corruption and consider the messenger too effective?
    -1 points
  34. I don't know about THAT I mean, it is 5 years ago but that isn't THAT far away In terms of drawing heat off of it for recruiting, with a different coaching staff, and not a single player from that team on the roster... It may as well have been 1934. Hell, they didn't even capitalize off of it in 2005 like they should have. It helps but it isn't the end all as a team doesn't have a recent SEC Title can still recruit successfully. I think Alabama shows that (not meant as a dig but it explains my point well). Through the AU/UA squabbling about recruits, it seems both schools are doing just fine recruiting. Coaching will decide which school wins SEC Titles in the next 5 years, imo. Not one school out-talenting the other. If it helps, it can't be much...otherwise it'd be hard for one to explain us blowing the doors off of Auburn in recruiting Saban's first couple years. Especially considering those years were less removed from that 04 season than now. There's no way on earth recruits are looking at Auburn's ONE SEC title since the 80s and having it be a deciding factor in where they go to school...especially when choosing between Alabama and Auburn. Recruits have a short memory. Kids being recruited today were in middle school when that title occurred. If someone signs with Auburn, it won't be for the 04 SEC title...it'll be because they like something with this current coaching staff, the facilities, fans, and what is happening on the field.
    -1 points
  35. I don't see why we have to be partisan about this. I don't like Obama's political agenda, but I don't see that as a reason to celebrate for the US losing out on the olympics. Certainly didn't seem to hurt Atlanta.
    -2 points
  36. The more that comes out, the more I seek a new horizon for the people of the United States. Inependent from the far left and the far right, and one that is honest about itself. Glen Beck may come across as crazy at times (part of the entertainer in him), but he's closer to the true Independent than most.
    -2 points
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