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  1. 19 points
    My tradition for years for the first home game... Thank you Dr. Gillette for putting the feeling into words perfectly. "I Am Auburn I am the 30-year old couple coming back to campus for the first time with both little ones in tow. One wears her first blue and orange cheerleader outfit; the other wears #34 even though he is too young to understand why. I am the 50-year old man who hoped no one saw tears in his eyes when the eagle circled the field. I was too choked even to say 'War Eagle'. For a moment, I felt foolish and then I didn't care. God, I love this place. I am the 60 year old woman meeting her freshman granddaughter who is now the 3rd generation of AU students in our family. Despite my age, I'd strap it on Saturday and hit someone if it weren't for my gender and this blasted arthritis. I am Auburn and I have always believed I was different. You can see it when you look up into the stands. My orange is not the same as Tennessee’s and my blue is not that of Florida. But the differences go much deeper than my colors. Read my creed. What other school has one? I genuinely believe in these things. To be a real Auburn man or woman speaks of character, not of geography. All are welcome to walk though my gates, not just the wealthy or the elite. Georgia and Alabama may have their nations, but we have always been family. Make no mistake, we loathe defeat, but even in defeat, we would rather be an Auburn Tiger than anything else. We are family and you are the sons of Heisman, the sons of Jordan and Dye. You come from a long line of brothers whose names include Burkett, Sidle, Owens, Sullivan, Beasley, Jackson and Rocker. It is a great heritage. So this Saturday, when the warm ups are over and the prayers and amen spoken, when you hear my thunder growing in the stands above you, when you stand in the tunnel and the smoke begins to form, listen for my voice when you run onto my field. Behind the frenzy of the shakers and deafening roar, I will tell you something in a whisper you may miss. I will be telling you that you are my sons and I am proud of you for the way you wear the burnt orange and navy blue. I am telling you that you are my sons and I love you. Auburn is so much more than a city or a school or a team or a degree. It is something that, once you have experienced it, will live inside of you forever and become a part of what makes up who you are... It is driving into town on a game day. You may have come from hundreds of miles away and as you get closer and closer to the city limits, you feel it rising inside of you. Other cars on the highway proudly display their orange and blue flags, magnets or car tags, and you honk and wave at them, because, for that one day, you are all on the same team. It is the smell in the air and the ritualistic act of tailgating...catching up with old friends, making new ones, and invitations from perfect strangers to try their ribs or watch their satellite TV showing all of the day's important match-ups...of course, all being secondary to the one that will occur in the great cathedral of Jordan-Hare later that day. It is the Tiger Walk...where you might just see 300 pound men overcome with emotion and weeping with pride because you have come there to cheer them on. As they walk by, you might exchange a glance with one or two of them and you can see it in their eyes...it is going to be their day. It is the students...dressed in their best, because going to an Auburn game is like going to church for Auburn people....you show the same respect as you would if you were in God's house. Those students remind you of the days when you were walking in their shoes and Auburn was your home...but then you realize, in many ways, it is still and always will be HOME. It is that lump that rises in your throat when the band plays the Alma Mater as the eagle is soaring over your head during pregame. It is walking around on a "foreign" and sometimes hostile campus. You are easily identified (Auburn people always are) and the enemy jeers and shouts things at you to mask their feelings of intimidation. But just then, you happen upon a friend you have never met before. You know they are your friend by the colors they wear or the shaker in their hand. You exchange a "War Eagle" and a confident grin because he/she knows what you know. It is when your heart leaps with every touchdown, field goal, sack, and interception...because those are our boys. And win or lose, they will always have our undying support. After all, it is those boys that you are really there for, and not a coach or a logo or a trustee or a president. It is the complete and utter exhilaration of walking away victorious over a worthy opponent...that feeling of pride and accomplishment as if it were your own feet that had crossed the goal line scoring the last points yourself...that feeling of wanting to scream War Eagle" at the top of your lungs and hug complete strangers...and then there is the ultimate high of defeating your most hated foes from across the state. No words can describe what this feels like, but you know because you have experienced it. It is the sheer agony of defeat as the last minutes tick off the clock and you realize that all hope of a victory is gone. You feel like crying and maybe you do...then you hear the faint sounds of a cheer that grows louder and louder...."ITS GREAT TO BE AN AUBURN TIGER." It is knowing that year after year, no matter how things change in our hectic lives, you can always come back to "the Loveliest Village on the Plains"...the place where you came from...your home. It will probably look a little different and there will be new names on the backs of the jerseys, but deep down, no matter what, it is still the same.You still love it as much as you always have because Auburn is as much a part of you as your arms, legs and the orange and blue blood that runs through your veins. And, finally, it is the feeling you have right now as you read these lines....the anticipation inside of you because you know it's almost time....It's about to start all over again...but then it really never goes away, does it?" -- Robert L. Gillette, DVM, MSE
  2. 6 points
    Don’t do that finger wave after you drop a pick lol
  3. 6 points
  4. 5 points
    Truesdale play well against Oregon. Miller and Newkirk saw limited action hopefully they are 100% for A&M. Feeling a lot better about depth.
  5. 4 points
  6. 4 points
    The difference between him and Cowart.
  7. 4 points
    We owe CNN a debt of gratitude for their climate summit. It's been years since they've done an expose on a doomsday cult. We've got 11 years guys...no more fossil fuels, eliminate the internal combustion engine in 4 years, no meat and mandatory population control (because, well, Paul Erlich wasn't crazy enough). Of course, if you did the 4 items above you'd have mass starvation, so you'd get massive population control... The only thing scarrier than some of the answers were some of the questioners. Just one day....can't do it.
  8. 4 points
    A rare get-to-be-there for us. Can't beat ticket prices for this game. Will be interesting finding something white to wear..."first world Auburn problems, no doubt about it." War Eagle, everyone!
  9. 4 points
  10. 4 points
    This thread: "I am offended that you’re offended by me taking offense at offensive offensiveness."
  11. 4 points
    Nobody understands why but the island was pretty much spared. A lot of wind, a few trees down, a giant limb across our driveway, some without power, everything else pretty much okay. No flooding or storm surge. Just way way less rain than was anticipated, even up to the last minute. Ended up coming home yesterday and my awesome neighbor had already cleared our driveway for us. He really likes my wife and kids, he tolerates me lol. Really appreciate you checking in. I hope our fellow Tigers further up the coast keep bringing reports of safety and minimal damage. Thank goodness for the evening kick-off tomorrow because I've got a yard to clean up.
  12. 3 points
  13. 3 points
    Im still ticked about the clock issue. Killed anything on that first drive.
  14. 3 points
    This color commentator is like fingernails on a chalkboard.
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    All we are doing is running up the gut and throwing the long ball! Gus needs to throw a slant! The middle of the field is open!! Thought I’d start the thread within the thread, early. WDE!
  17. 3 points
    😀😀Hope Every One has a Great Day!!!😎 WAREAGLE!!
  18. 3 points
    “There are very few places where you go (schools) when you go out and say two words to somebody, War Eagle, and it means everything. We care about what we do. We care about each other. We care about AUBURN.” For Rod Bramblett. War Eagle!!
  19. 3 points
  20. 3 points
    Well, to be honest, you can only go downhill or uphill in West Virginia. There are not flat places. I’ll be here all week.
  21. 3 points
    Looks like Cooper is back on campus for another UOV.
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    I am pretty much a sunshine pumper, but seeing your post made a HORRIBLE thought come to my mind: I sure hope after the game we are not saying "DAMN the Green Wave!!!" Ha!!!! Not going to happen! War Eagle!!!
  24. 3 points
    Happy game day, friends!!!! War Eagle!!! We’re leaving in about 2 hrs to head down to the Loveliest Village on the Plains!!! Can’t wait!!!
  25. 3 points
    I don’t have his stats but he returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a TD. I’m pretty sure he had 3 more on the ground, one was a 42 yard run. He is a joy to watch. I hope he’s Ok for the Hoover game next week and I hope he sticks with AU.
  26. 3 points
  27. 3 points
    You haven't heard how mean 5yo girls can be! Just visit my kindergarten class!
  28. 3 points
    Yes, you and Bernie have your head up your ass. You don't need to show the picture; we all already know it.
  29. 3 points
    As he said in one of his campaign stops when asked if he would adhere to his policy about banning combustion engines; “Well, I’m not going to walk to California.” So, I would presume he would fly. Typical Socialist, I’ll tell you how you should live, but I am exempt from that policy.
  30. 3 points
    My favorite was Bernie simultaneously advocating for 1) the abortion of "children of color" on a massive global scale 2) elimination of the agriculture process that feeds over 75% of the planet and 3) eliminating the engine that drives 100% of the commerce and agricultural machinery on the planet. You guys are ******* insane. This is your # 2 candidate ... and the rest of the witless drones around him are falling in lockstep. Just one day....can't do it.
  31. 3 points
    So glad to year ya'll made it unscathed! I've been working on my chainsaw skills, just in case.
  32. 2 points
    @RunInRed if you want to create your own that is completely fine. I just didn’t not see a thread started yet. A few notes: Will Hastings will start. Hastings and Stove appear to be running full speed. Coynis Miller appears to be fine. Running around. Same with Newkirk. War Eagle!
  33. 2 points
    If Seth isnt going to participate on every play sit him down!
  34. 2 points
    Should have just run the ball for 2 yards.
  35. 2 points
    Couldn't hold it in after the license plate.
  36. 2 points
    I can admit you pump faked me good!! I thought did I get the start time wrong?!??! lol WAR DAMN FAM!
  37. 2 points
  38. 2 points
    Who cares if they cover a spread?
  39. 2 points
    Locksley...former bama OC if I recall correctly....
  40. 2 points
    Was bold enough to have this posted outside my classroom for years...space issues now! It is timeless.
  41. 2 points
    I expect Michigan to win but trailing Army 14-7 at half is not a good look for Harbaugh. Is Michigan like Tennessee, just seemingly cursed? If Harbaugh can't get the job done there I don't know who will.
  42. 2 points
    I love coaches like Monken, but this is exactly why I would never want the triple option as my only offense.
  43. 2 points
  44. 2 points
    Off topic, but Matthew McConaughey just took the tiger head off of Lee and chucked it. Amazing. I hope the LSU fan base melts down hard core.
  45. 2 points
    It's been fashionable this week by some pundits, and a few Vegas wise guys, to pick the Green Wave plus the 17.5 points. But here's the thing . . . it won't happen. Here is why IMHO: The slow, unprepared, and mistake-riddled start last Saturday night - arguably the MOST on the Auburn defensive side of the ball, particularly considering their experience and depth overall - set the table for our staff to hammer the point that we're NOT a finished product. We BETTER improve in all areas, and especially in punt and kick coverage, or the epic Oregon win will soon be tainted by being a 6-3 or even 5-4 team going into Amen Corner against UGA. It's that simple with our schedule. Secondly, look at two key offensive positions going into the Tulane test tomorrow night - QB (Nix) and RB (Boobee, but the urgent need for a 2-3 feature back committee). Given the comfort of strolling down Donahue for Tiger Walk as a last 20 seconds hero, Bo Nix will be stoked to go serve up for fans what he brings to the table. This is his lifelong dream, and that adrenalin will amount to focus, not anxiety tonight, as his TrFR fear of the unknown jitters were left in Jerry-World six days ago. And at running back, if Coach Malzahn does not understand the need to use these next two imminently winnable games to establish the "committee" of feature RB's, he should be "counseled" about it. Maybe by Kerryon Johnson. So use tonight to get D. J. Williams baptized (he's going to be a STUD), "Flash" (Shaun Shivers) into the flow, putting defensive personnel "in conflict" as to what to give up, and maybe even Harold Joiner and a limited dose of read option, etc. from Joey Gatewood to add that dimension to our offensive artillery. So look for Auburn to get a test early from Tulane, but our depth, talent, and confidence as the 10th ranked team in America, coming out of the win over # 11 Oregon to explode in the 2nd quarter. Auburn Tigers 47 Tulane Green Wave 13
  46. 2 points
    His throwaways were the most impressive part of his play in my view.
  47. 2 points
    Just as I expected. This is just another hurt-feelings-orange-man-bad whine. And just for the record, yes, I think it was a great move. They were caught red handed testing things they're not supposed to test; and it failed; blew up in their faces (or was it destroyed by us or Israel?). They can't lie about it; and puts them on the defensive. Oh, one other thing. RU, CH, US and IN have all tested ASAT capabilities. You really didn't know that? Hhmm, an intelligence expert you are not.
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    7 hours of the candidates trying to out-crazy each other. Mission accomplished!
  50. 2 points
    Fortunately my kids don't look like him at all... ...I don't think...