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Track ‘Em Tigers 9th Annual College Pick’em

By on August 30th, 2016 in Football Comment »
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 A big War Eagle to all our TET readers! I hope you are as excited as I am for the opening game of our Auburn Tigers this week. There is nothing like being on the Plains and cheering on the orange and blue. With that being said, it is SIGN UP TIME for all of you who have yet to register for our 9th annual Track ‘Em Tigers College Pick’em Contest. Over 50 have signed up and are ready to show off their skill at picking the winners and losers of each week of the college football season, but we need you to sign up if you haven’t done so yet. It’s not too late for you to participate and show us what you got, as we all fight for the coveted Golden Bo Trophy to be given out to the winner at the end of the season.

It’s simple to sign up. Here’s how you do it. You’ll need to create a YahooBo trophy email account unless you already have one. Then go here. Insert our Group #3326:  and the password, which is: tigers. Try to use the pickset name that you use on TET, so you’re easier to identify to other players. For example, my pickset name is Wareagle3020.  

Here are the RULES:

Each week we will look at a slate of Top 25 and SEC games where you choose the winner Against The Spread. On Tuesday nights, we’ll post the previous Saturday’s winners and publish a ranking of the top 25 participants in our TET contest. And at the end of the regular season, whoever has chosen the most number of games correctly wins the ultimate prize in all of fantasy sports, the Golden Bo Award trophy. 

1. Be sure to check the date and time of each kickoff. Sometimes games may be on Friday. Picks are now available for WEEK ONE
2. It’s important to fill out the tiebreakers. This is important because it will probably be congested at the top of the leader board early in the season.
3. Spreads can sometimes change during the week, so check your picks closer to the end of the week to see if you want to make any changes.
4. You can change your pick for each game up to 5 minutes before kickoff.
5. If you fail to make a selection for a game, you will lose that pick. Therefore, be sure to check your list of picks.
6. If you should fail to pick one game in a week, it will not jeopardize your other picks.
7. Each player’s two lowest weeks worth of picks will be dropped. Although this is calculated immediately, it’s still in play until the end.
8. That means players can join the fun during week 3 and still have a fighting chance. Be sure to tell your friends about this.
9.  Try to play the entire season.  
10. Please note that each week’s games and spreads don’t show up until Monday or sometimes Tuesday.

That’s all there is to it, but you need to sign up now because the games for week one begin at the end of the week! Sign up, get your friends to sign up, and let’s see who comes out on top.

Have fun and Kick ’em in the butt, Big Blue!


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Major Surprises on Auburn’s 2016 Depth Chart

By on August 30th, 2016 in Football, News Comment »

Auburn released its first official depth chart on Tuesday. There weren't many surprises to be found other than at the reciever position. However, there were surprises aplenty there. Read up on who they were and why.

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“They’re Breaking Me Down, To Build Me Over Again….”

By on August 30th, 2016 in Memories, News 9 Comments »

I just now heard the news that my first dorm at Auburn, the Caroline Draughon Village Extension, is being demolished.

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

By on August 30th, 2016 in Football, Memories, News 20 Comments »

We have watched, read, and discussed every little tidbit of news about our team till our head is about to explode. The analysts have analyzed, the prognosticators have prognosticated, the fans have discussed, the bloggers have taken polls, and the TV media have shown their videos.

Now we don’t want any more.

We want some football.

We want to see and hear the sounds of the game.

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Why is Auburn Outside the Preseason Top 25?

By on August 29th, 2016 in Football, News 11 Comments »

The Auburn Tigers will enter the season unranked in the AP poll. It seems that Auburn doesn't get judged the same way other teams are judged.

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What does Success Look Like Saturday Night?

By on August 29th, 2016 in Football 20 Comments »
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From the Eagle’s Nest

By on August 28th, 2016 in Football, News 12 Comments »
f72ee9a606a9c5e00ef4659a6b67ec7b-original The Offense has its Leader Late Thursday evening Gus Malzahn confirmed what many have speculated. Sean White will be the quarterback when Auburn welcomes #2 Clemson to Jordan-Hare next weekend. I, for one, am not surprised by this decision, and I believe many in the fan base aren’t surprised either. When healthy last season, W... Read Full Story

Auburn’s Offensive Line Gels and Solidifies

By on August 27th, 2016 in Football 6 Comments »

Auburn has a lot of experience on the offensive line. Yet, only one of the potential starters has begun and ended in the same position. The front five will go a long way in determining just how far this Auburn Tiger team can go. Who are they, and how did they get here?

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READY OR NOT……It’s 2016 TET College Pick’em Time

By on August 26th, 2016 in Football 6 Comments »
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It is ROLL CALL for all you pick'em experts to sign up for our 9th ANNUAL TRACK 'EM TIGERS PICK'EM Contest. The first week’s games are already listed, and everyone is welcome to play whether you are an Auburn Tiger fan, SEC fan, or any other conference or team fan! We invite you to have some fun with us and test your picking skills (football that is). If you haven’t signed up yet, you’ll need ...

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Sean White Announced as Auburn’s Starting Quarterback

By on August 25th, 2016 in Football 11 Comments »
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Mississippi State vs Auburn in Auburn, Ala. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.
Zach Bland/Auburn Athletics Upon completion of the Tigers' practice this evening, Gus Malzahn announced that redshirt sophomore Sean White would start against Clemson. The move comes as not much of a surprise as various Auburn outlets have reported White to be the front-runner since the team gathered in Auburn for fall camp. I still expect we'll see John F... Read Full Story

The Quarterback Race Goes On

By on August 25th, 2016 in Football 14 Comments »
Fall Camp 4 Fall camp is well into the third week, and there is still no starting quarterback.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! Fall camp continues, and we'll soon be coming up on opening game week. Auburn will take on the second-ranked Clemson Tigers in Jordan-Hare Stadium in a nationally televised tilt. I don't know abo... Read Full Story

One of College Football’s Greatest Traditions Returns!

By on August 24th, 2016 in Football, News 6 Comments »
toomers-national-championship “This is a tremendous day for the Auburn Family and for all sports fans across the country who love the fall and football,” said Ron Booth, executive director of facility operations at Auburn University. Booth made the statement in a University news release today announcing the school's intent to reinstate the fans rolling t... Read Full Story

Catching Up, And Making A Case For JF3

By on August 24th, 2016 in Football 23 Comments »

While giving John Franklin III the starting quarterback position might be one of Malzahn's riskiest decisions during his time at Auburn, if successful it could potentially be his absolute best, because I believe that Franklin gives Auburn the greatest opportunity for success in 2016.

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Predicting the Future: How Malzahn’s Offenses Fare in Season Openers

By on August 23rd, 2016 in Football 10 Comments »

With little information coming out of fall camp, fans are left to speculate on what will happen on September 3rd. What does the past tell Auburn fans about Gus Malzahn's ability in season openers? What about nonconference opponents? Take a look.

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Track ‘Em Tigers Ready For Football Season

By on August 22nd, 2016 in Football, News 6 Comments »
13408616-mmmain With just under two weeks till Auburn opens against Clemson, the staff here at Track 'Em Tigers are getting excited about the 2016 season. Consequently, we’ve taken the opportunity to change our weekly lineup for covering Auburn Football.As usual our week will begin on Mondays with an editorial from our Publisher, Jay Coulter.... Read Full Story

Rod Bramblett Gets You Ready for Auburn Football

By on August 22nd, 2016 in Football, News 9 Comments »
There was a time when no one envied Rod Bramblett. More than a few said there would never be anyone as beloved as the late Jim Fyffe. His catch phrase, Touchdown Auburn! was as much tradition as Toomer’s lemonade. None of that talk seemed to bother Bramblett, who is now in his 13th year as Auburn’s play-by-play announcer fo... Read Full Story

From the Eagle’s Nest

By on August 19th, 2016 in Football 35 Comments »
110814-25-CFB-Auburn-Gus-Malzahn-OB-PI.vresize.1200.675.high.46 College football in Auburn sits just 15 days away, and questions continue to surround the Tigers as they get set to face Clemson in their season opener. Almost all of those questions surround the offense and whether or not Gus Malzahn can recapture the magic that makes his offenses so popular and hard to stop. The losses of both... Read Full Story

School Starts, and Position Races Rage On

By on August 18th, 2016 in Football 8 Comments »
johnathan-ford-brandon-monroe-128bba815e353390 War Eagle, everybody! Two-a-days are done, and classes have started at Auburn. Here we are, just a little more than two weeks from the season opener. Defending ACC champion Clemson visits, and we still don't know who the starting quarterback or running back will be. I'm not sure the receiving lineup has been nailed down either. ... Read Full Story

Give Malzahn a Chance to Make Right Decision at Quarterback

By on August 16th, 2016 in Football 19 Comments »
John Franklin Perspective is a funny thing. In Tuscaloosa and Athens, the fact that a quarterback has not been named is met with indifference. It’s just part of the process and in due time, a starter will be picked. In Auburn, it’s something akin to a death watch.When will it happen? Who’s it going to be? If you have three, then you don... Read Full Story

Must Win Games For Each SEC West Coach in 2016

By on August 15th, 2016 in Football 15 Comments »

Everyone loves lists, especially when there is so little information flowing to fans. While most every list is out there, one you might not find is one listing what games coaches of the vaunted SEC West must win. Take a look!

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Auburn Completes 2nd Scrimmage, Starting Quarterback Not Yet Named

By on August 13th, 2016 in Football, News 2 Comments »

Outside looking in, it certainly appears that the coaches are giving John Franklin III every opportunity to take control of the quarterback race. Whether that’s more of a testament to a lack of confidence in Sean White or to Franklin’s athletic ability is anyone’s guess.

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