I am not one to post, but I do read the site every day and have been visiting the site since the days when the board was called War Eagle Nation. When I saw the topic, I had to post my favorite memory.
1997 Iron Bowl. First Iron Bowl I was able to attend in Jordan-Hare. I sat on the top row in the south end zone right under the scoreboard. I remember the first play of the game was Dameyune Craig and a variation of the Statue of Liberty play. Dameyune drops back and puts the ball behind his back and freezes while Alabama defenders run past him thinking the play is dead. He throws a bomb for a first down and the crowd goes wild. Towards the end of the game, I remember my roommate and I were cussing Terry Bowden for punting the ball away in the 4th quarter before Alabama's last series instead of going for it. I had a pair of binoculars with me and I remember seeing Ed Scissum catch the ball, turn and then get hit to fumble the ball and I saw Auburn recover. I remember screaming, "WE GOT THE BALL", "WE GOT THE BALL". People around me were screaming..."What happen? Who has the ball?" At that point you can hear the crowd screaming and the noise starts in the north end zone and is like a wave of sound that engulfs the whole stadium when people realize Auburn recovered the ball. Jarret Holmes kicks the field goal to win and it was like a bomb went off the crowd was so loud. I was hoarse for three days after the game. A few years later, I was at a game and I went into Hailey Center and saw where they were selling Auburn prints. I found one of the scoreboard of the 1997 game and I was able to find myself in the picture. Terry Bowden always had a catch phrase for the team. In 1997 it was W.I.N. (Whatever Is Necessary) In the picture I was in the top row of the south end zone at the end of the bleachers right under the W from the message that was on the score board. It is a picture I still have today and every time I look at it, it reminds me of my favorite Iron Bowl memory.