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Clemson-Auburn was a game for grown men

Monday, September 20th, 2010

So says Tony Barnhart:
Auburn’s 27-24 victory against Clemson in overtime was one of the hardest hitting games I’ve seen in a long time. Two guys got carted off with serious leg injuries. Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker took a shot to the back (it was a legal shot, I might add) and showed tremendous grit in [...]

Because football season is almost upon us…

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Auburn wins Hunt Seat national title; Equestrians 3rd overall

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Auburn wins an equestrian national title and finishes 3rd overall:
Auburn’s equestrian team won the Hunt Seat national title, defeating Texas A&M 5-2 Saturday in the Varsity Equestrian National Championships in Waco, Texas.
The Tigers finished third overall. They won the overall championship in 2006. Because equestrian is not an NCAA sport, the varsity nationals serve as [...]

Summing up last night’s NCAA championship game

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

The Dead Guy has the best summary of last night’s victory by the Kansas Jayhawks over the Memphis Tigers to win the 2008 NCAA men’s basketball championship. Even his title is great: “Score one for Decent Society…”
Could there have been a more fitting end to the college basketball season than what occurred last night? Joey [...]

Auburn near WINS two more SEC swimming titles

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

The Auburn men are poised to win their 12th consecutive SEC swimming title; the Auburn women lead their title race, but are locked in a dogfight with Florida.
Auburn’s men extended their lead and the women surged into first place Friday in the Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Tuscaloosa.
The Tigers won eight titles on [...]

25 Years ago, you didn’t want to be the trombone player

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Of course that title is redundant. No one ever wants to be the trombone player, but on November 20, 1982 it was a particularly hazardous assignment. Especially if you happened to be a Stanford trombone player walking in the end zone at the end of the annual Big Game between Stanford and Cal. They just [...]

When you get into the end zone, son, act like you’ve been there before

Monday, October 15th, 2007

At least 22 arrested after UK’s win
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Eric Loy wasn’t too upset when flames from a burning couch charred and peeled paint from his 1998 Saturn.
For Loy, it was all part of the celebration of Kentucky’s 43-37 overtime win over top ranked LSU.
“If we had lost, I might be more upset,” he [...]

Big-leaguers behaving badly

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Bobby Cox, who has been the Braves’ manager for most of the past three thousand years, has notched his 132nd ejection, giving him sole possession of the dubious record.
When Bobby Cox finally set the major-league ejections record, it was in the manner of a tree falling in the forest with no one there to hear [...]

Forget Bonds and Aaron — this race is tied

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Bobby Cox tied a record:
For weeks, Bobby Cox has bit his tongue. Admittedly not looking forward to becoming baseball’s Ejection King, Cox remained silent after calls that, in other instances, might have roused him from the dugout.
No more.
With his ninth-inning ejection in a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Cox tied John McGraw for [...]

In today’s Indepdence Bowl News

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Looks like al.com has hired an Alabama graduate to manage the Alabama football page. Check out that headline!

Oh yeah, Alabama lost the Indepdence Bowl 34-31 on a last-second field goal by the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The team best known for producing Barry Sanders ended the year with a 7-6 record while Alabama dropped to 6-7. [...]

Paul Finebaum finally makes sense

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

In today’s Press-Register, Paul Finebaum takes a break from being a Bama sycophant to write Michigan deserved what it got:

Cry me a river for the Michigan Wolverines. Send me the time and place for their pity party and I’ll be there in tux and tails — all black in honor of their state of mourning. [...]

Honk if you coached at Bama

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Interesting writings over at ESPN about Alabama’s search for its next head chump coach.
Ivan Maisel, Tide have struggled to find the right coach:
“Alabama is not a factor anymore,” said a former Crimson Tide assistant who still actively recruits the South.
The Alabama merchandise is not in the sporting good stores nationwide the way that USC and [...]