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  1. Thanks for the kind words 72 but I'm not a hero, the true heroes are no longer with us, I just got stuck in the wrong places at the wrong time and managed to survive it all. Today we are celebrating our defeat of the Germans at Normandy. I have been to Normandy and those guys were the real heroes. How they got off that beach is beyond me. If you have the opportunity to go to Normandy take it, it will boggle your mind as to how our troops managed to transverse 600 yards or so with absolutely no cover what so ever. Those troops were the real heroes! WDE!!!
  2. Thanks, I was a Marine medevac chopper pilot 1967-1968. Viet Nam was the biggest waste of good men and money Iv'e ever seen. I am assuming your dad made it back okay, at least I hope he did. The jet you see on my screen name is me about to get shot off the"pointy end" ,as we called it, of the USS Independence circa 1970. After Nam I wanted out of choppers. I was tired of being the "Shootee", I wanted be the "Shooter", fortunately I got my wish. Thanks again, give your dad my regards.;-) WDE!!!
  3. Thanks for posting abw0004, I know from personal experience there are no atheists in a foxhole or a bunker. Normandy was a lot more intense than anything I went through (Viet Nam) and I thank the Lord for letting me live through my experience. I am also thankful for being around during Shug's time as our head coach.He was a wonderful and generous human being.. I was watching an A-Day game when Doug Barfield was our coach with Wayne Frazier, our center in the late '50s and Shug was sitting right behind us underneath the press box of the West stands. A kid recognized Shug and the next thing that happened was it seemed like every kid in the stadium came by to get Shug's autograph. Shug signed every one of them!! I don't think he got to see much of the game but he sure made a lot of kids happy that day. Watching AU under Barfield was not a pleasant experience. Nice guy but he could not coach a fish to water. I was really glad when they renamed the stadium Jordan-Hare stadium. If anyone deserved it, it was Shug Jordan. WDE !!!
  4. I'm not! I thought he did a great job in the Music City Bowl,. He could have scored on the last play of the game to make it an even 70 points but chose not to embarrass Perdue any further and would have set the record for points scored in a bowl game and to me he showed a lot of class by running the clock out!.! JMO
  5. Eli Gold has been around broadcasting sports since the 70s. He has done NASCAR, hockey and as we now know, bama football.I personally met him when he was hanging around the Birmingham Bulls hockey team of the now defunct WHA.. I got invited by Glen Sonmor,, the coach of the Bulls to his condo after a game one night for a drink along with most of the team when in walks this guy that must of weighed well in excess of 300 lbs. It was quite obvious he was no hockey player. He was pretty disgusting to look at to be truthful. I don't know if he is as fat these days as he was back then but I really don't care to find out. bama can have him WDE
  6. Ken Rice would have been just fine. He also was our heavyweight wrestler on our wrestling team back when AU had a wrestling team. He lives in my neck of the woods and I get to see him on occasions, mainly at alumni meetings. Ken lost his wife not too long ago as I did also. Just another thing we had in common. Great guy and a great athlete. WDE
  7. Thanks Stat for all you do.Loved watching the Pat Nix video. I think his son will do great things for our team.also. WDE!!!
  8. From what I've seen of Bo Nix's high school videos he is his dad reincarnated and he can run too. Really looking forward to him taking the field for AU. I know a lot of folks on here are Joey Gatewood fans but his passing does not compare to Bo's IMO. May the best man win. I think it would be neat if Gus can incorporate a scheme that both are on the field at the same time. That should give opposing defenses something to think about! Can't wait for the season to start.!! WDE
  9. God bless you Red, I have had no clue how to pronounce his name. Thank you WDE
  10. Sad but true. Wrestling is really big in Oklahoma and other schools in the midwest. ESPN will occasionally have wrestling matches on but not very often and I try to watch them when I can. It's 9 minutes of agony that consumes all your energy provided you last that long in the match without getting pinned or DQed.
  11. Not sure that is true about Dye wanting the to scrap other programs for the football team. I heard wrestling and other programs got scrapped for women's athletics.Sort of a sticky wicket to say the least. Auburn's wrestling team won more SEC titles than anybody else in the SEC. Made me sick to see wrestling go away. We had great coaches. Swede Umbach was in a class by himself along with the other coaches, Sonny Dragoin and Dan McNair. The thing about coach Umbach is he had a glass eye and you never knew when he was looking your way lol. Coach Umbach is in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, BTW. WDE
  12. Well his offenses have taken us to two national championship games, winning one and coming within 13 seconds of winning the second one, so yes, I think he can. SMH..
  13. Golf, just want to comment about your pic of Cliff Hare stadium as it was known back in my day. The building up at the North end was known as the Field House. It's where our players suited up for the games and would come running out when it was time to play. Every time I look at it it reminds me of my freshman year at Auburn and our 1957 National Championship team.. It became Jordan-Hare stadium in 1973. Just a little bit of history for our younger folks on here. WDE
  14. Tom Banks senior was the football coach at John Carroll high school when it was on Highland Avenue in Bham many many years ago. He was mean as hell and and his son was just like him so nothing I read on here will surprise me 😁. WDE
  15. I agree with you about the Washington/Oregon comparison , I have good feelings about our team but you don't ever know until they start playing. WDE!!!