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'76 Tiger

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'76 Tiger last won the day on August 15 2009

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  • Birthday 07/15/1955

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  1. '76 Tiger

    ** Nip Watch 2018 **

    No signs in Central Florida, not even a tropical storm. (Sigh)
  2. '76 Tiger

    "Podcast Season" is back.......

    This is the best Auburn podcast. 'Nuff said.
  3. '76 Tiger

    What was your first Auburn game?

    I was 15 on October 31, 1970 in Gainesville. I am a Florida Tiger. Florida was crowing about John Reaves and Carlos Alvarez. We brought in the lesser-known Pat Sullivan and Terry Beasley. Auburn won 63-14 . It was not as close as the score indicated. I have never seen a score-board cut off so quickly after the gun!
  4. My daughter, Meg, and I attended the Auburn-Arkansas softball series. Meg is my 22-year old daughter who has a genetic condition that presents like high-functioning Down Syndrome patients. A few years ago, I caught the softball bug. She noticed what I was watching and joined me watching the regionals and super regionals. For the last two years, Meg has been A FAN, and so have I. We drove over to Clearwater, FL to see Kaylee Carlson pitch a perfect game against Ohio State. This year, we set our sites on the Arkansas series. We stayed with my sister in Marietta and drove down for the games. The rain forcing a Saturday double-header saved four hours of driving and was great! Getting to the game was much more pleasant than for football. There were shuttle golf-carts that were very welcoming for Meg, who has hip joint issues. The drivers were probably Auburn students. I can confirm that they were WONDERFUL, extending un-self-conscious hospitality. Jane B. Moore Field is a lovely venue! Meg and I instantly felt at home. The scale of everything was approachable and personal. During the break of the Saturday double-header, I was able to pick up box seat tickets for the second game, which is really helpful with my old hips. I remember attending a few baseball games in 1976. The atmosphere here was similar. The crowd ragged on the opponents, but only in a friendly way. Everyone was displaying friendship and hospitality... and a love for our Auburn ladies, who dug deep to win the series. I got to shake Philip Marshall's hand. I have been reading his columns for about 30 years and agree with and admire his principles. The autograph sessions were wonderful. Meg was able to get pictures with all of her favorite players. Alyssa Rivera, who went to Meg's Lake Region High School was WONDERFUL. That being said, Kaylee, Makala, K. K., Kendal, Tannon, Taylon, Courtney, Victoria, Morgan, Justus, and the others were not to be outdone in hospitality to two rapt fans. I have pictures with all of them hugging Meg. The announcer said the sessions would be "approximately ten minutes," but the players were there for the duration. As long as fans wanted to meet them, they were not leaving. If Meg wasn't with me, it would have been one of my best Auburn sports experiences. With Meg, it was my best Auburn Sports weekend EVER. I thank all the players and Coach Dean. Meg and I are already plotting our return. Bless you all and we will be watching! Beat Aggies! War Eagle! Bob Sammons Class of '76 Winter Haven, Florida
  5. '76 Tiger

    ua SGA president didn't sing AU fight song again

    I watched the youtube coverage and she did not sing. I am generally forgiving, but if I was AU SGA president and UAT won, I would suck it up and sing. (If my mike was on, THAT would punish them!) I hope she will grow up and get perspective.
  6. I have never met the young man, (When you are over 60, anyone under 55 is "young"), but I am enthusiastic about giving him a chance. I think the odds are 80% that he will prove to be a superstar and will do wonderful things for Auburn. I do not ignore the 20% downside chance, but every hire has 20% or more of a down-side. Let's give the man the chance to prove himself. WDE!
  7. '76 Tiger

    Schmid Elementary pdate

    Is there a fund to help Schmid Elementary scholars through Auburn?
  8. '76 Tiger

    Report: Malzhan staying

    Also a quote: I would have taken Jimbo Fisher in a heartbeat over Malzahn. Reply: I am down here in FSU country. The local FSU fans are delighted that TAM picked up the buy-out. They are tired of the humiliation of the "Florida State Criminoles", only matched by disappointing results. They speculated that he was clinically depressed. I know that Jimbo has good qualities and the admiration of many who knew him at AU, but I am MUCH more comfortable with Gus.
  9. '76 Tiger

    What is the key to an IB win?

    As Phillip Marshall wrote today, most games are won on the line. If our O-Line and D-Line are dominant, we will win. If Bama's lines rule, we lose. I like our chances. WDE! Beat Bama!
  10. '76 Tiger

    Alabama vs Auburn - Score Predictions

    Phillip Marshall was right when he said players come to Auburn or Alabama hoping to play in games like this. This has it all....A chance for Glory and a Worthy Opponent. I like our chances. I would guess we win by 2 in the high 20s or low 30s. Enough talk. Put the ball on the tee and play football!
  11. '76 Tiger

    next Head Coach

    I think the coach next year will be Gus Malzahn.
  12. Down in central Florida, we just spent a couple of days in the rain from a tropical storm. This is usually a sign that fall is coming soon. It's still a matter of concentrating on Hope rather than on the thermometer....
  13. Woody Barrett came to play. As I and Phillip said before, "It will be fun to watch."
  14. Sean is known on the team as "Rambo!" I would advise Jarrett that he has a worthy competitor for QB1 status. Whatever happens in that competition we will not be faced with the collapse we had this year when QB1 gets injured. Whatever happens, as Phillip Marshall says, it will be fun to watch.