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Return of a Legend. (Auburn vs. Samford game thread.)

By on November 22nd, 2014 in Football 12 Comments »
Homecoming

Tigers will pounce on the Bulldogs today.
Auburn vs. Samford, Open Thread.
(Photo by Acid Reign.)

     War Eagle, everybody! It’s a college football gameday once again in November. Tonight, the Auburn Tigers will take on the Samford Bulldogs in the friendly confines of Jordan Hare Stadium. This season has been a long, tough road for the Tigers, and after six games in a row against foes from the toughest conference in the nation, a bit of a break is certainly due. Samford is a team that know how to play hard and win the tough games, but they’ll be unlikely to be able to match up with Auburn.

     This game will kick off at 6:00 PM Central Time, and it will be televised on ESPN-U. Today will be a temperate, comfortable fall day for football on the plains. Temperatures should fall through the 50s during the game. It’s jacket weather, but not like the arctic blasts we’ve had on recent weekends. The sky will be mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of a shower by the 4th quarter. Those folks driving back west after the game, people headed back towards Montgomery or Birmingham will likely run into widespread rain, as a major storm front rolls through during the late evening hours.

     As always, feel free to participate and enjoy this thread. We’ll be in and out all morning, and after a 4 week hiatus, I’ll be back doing a play by play for this game. I have certainly enjoyed attending a lot of games this season, but I will be glad to be back in front of the television this week. What I miss most when I attend in person is that I don’t really get to see much of other games around the SEC and the nation. Tonight, we’ll celebrate the return of Auburn legend Pat Sullivan to Jordan Hare Stadium, and watch the Tigers beat the Bulldogs. War Eagle, folks!

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College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for Saturday 11-22-14

By on November 21st, 2014 in Football, News Comment »
ncf_sullivan_576 Saturday is Senior Day on The Plains as Auburn host the Samford Bulldogs coached by one of Auburn's greatest legends - Pat Sullivan. The former Tiger player and coach won the 1971 Heisman, was named an All American, and was the SEC Player of the year in 1970 and 1971. And, this year Coach Sullivan became Samford's all-time winni... Read Full Story

The Dirty Dozen – Week 12 – Wrong Movie Edition

By on November 21st, 2014 in Football 5 Comments »
NegWaves In the middle of the second quarter last week, I checked and rechecked the channel listing to ensure I was watching the Auburn - Georgia game. I then scrounged my work badge and read my name twice and even considered walking out to the mailbox with a flashlight to check that I was at the right address. I had to be sure I was act... Read Full Story

TET Pick’em Results for Week 12

By on November 21st, 2014 in Football Comment »
College+Pickem+300x250+Creative With just three weeks to go, our leader board is all bunched up at the top. Week 11’s winner was jandowareagle, who so far leads with 123 total points. Jandowareagle has led for the entire season. However, it appears that AUinATX is close to overtaking the lead with 120 points. The top two are closely followed by AuburnMisfit ... Read Full Story

This and That on Bama Practice Week.

By on November 20th, 2014 in Football 5 Comments »
Tigers set for homecoming Can the Tigers fix what ails 'em?(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody. It's Samford week, or maybe "Bama practice week", in Auburn. After playing 6 preseason title contenders in a row, the Auburn Tigers are clearly a bit wounded. With FCS foe Samford on the docket this week, most folks expect Auburn to rebound on ... Read Full Story

Auburn Football Senior Class – a Special Group

By on November 19th, 2014 in Football 4 Comments »
1386466404000-USATSI-7604320 Auburn’s dreams of consecutive Southeastern Conference Championships and another chance at a national championship ended Saturday night on the field at Sanford Stadium in Athens. The loss to the Bulldogs was very disappointing for fans who had grown accustomed to seeing their Tigers included in discussions as a possible playof... Read Full Story

USA TODAY Ranks Auburn as Having the Best Tradition in College Sports

By on November 18th, 2014 in Football, News 3 Comments »
NCAA Football: Auburn-Spring Game Earlier this season, USA TODAY's College Football Fan Index recognized Auburn as the ninth best tailgate school in the nation with the tenth best football entrance and the fifth best uniforms. Now Auburn's rolling of Toomer's Corner has been chosen as the No.1 Best Tradition in all of college sports. Each week during the season,... Read Full Story

Auburn Football: A Setback or a Collapse?

By on November 17th, 2014 in Football 44 Comments »
auburn vs. georgia 2014 Is Gus Malzahn really just a one-hit wonder? Despite averaging nearly 500 yards of offense going into the Georgia game, is it possible that on a cold night in Athens the SEC finally figured out Malzahn’s system?These are just some of the goofy thoughts being shared across social media in the hours following Auburn’s Chizikes... Read Full Story

Bulldogs Trample the Tigers (Grading Auburn’s loss to Georgia)

By on November 16th, 2014 in Football 26 Comments »
UGA Malzhan What's next, coach?( Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)     War Eagle, everybody. It's time now for the Acid Reign report on Georgia's thorough destruction of the Auburn Tigers. Auburn's last chance for any sort of championship spiraled down the drain in Athens, as the Tigers were beaten by the score of 34-7. Auburn's previous 2... Read Full Story

Thrash the Bulldogs!

By on November 15th, 2014 in Football 78 Comments »
UGA Thread Tigers must find a way to stop Georgia.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! It's a college football gameday once again in November. Tonight, the Auburn Tigers will take on the Georgia Bulldogs on the road in Athens. It's a battle of two division title contenders with suspect defenses, and high powered offenses. T... Read Full Story

AU Men and Women’s Basketball Teams Win Openers (Bruce Pearl Gets 1st W)

By on November 15th, 2014 in Basketball Comment »
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The Auburn Men's and Women's Basketball teams won their opening season games last night in the Auburn Arena. While the women beat Troy 71-54 behind the play of Tra’Cee Tanner, who had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, the men gave Bruce Pearl his first win as the Tigers' new Head Coach, defeating Milwaukee 83-73. “We really wanted to get that ‘W’ for him,” said senior KT Harrell ...



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College Football TV Schedule for Saturday 11-15-14

By on November 14th, 2014 in Football Comment »
auburn-vs.-georgia The Auburn - Georgia game is ESPN's headliner this week. The Deep South's Oldest Rivalry is hardly ever anything but exciting. There have been so many thrilling and dramatic games over the 121-year history of the series. This year, fans can expect the 2014 edition to be a shootout between two potent offenses. Auburn has the No.1... Read Full Story

The Dirty Dozen – 11 – Hard to be Happy Edition

By on November 14th, 2014 in Football 3 Comments »
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After eleven weeks, the numbers aren't changing all that much. Most teams have played a fair cross section of both divisions, out of conference teams of various ability and some key interdivision rivals and they all point to the same key facts: Auburn's offense has been the best in the league and, while heavily maligned, the Tiger defense has been moderate to good. The combination of those two factors place the Tigers solidly in ...

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“Cody (not) at the Tee” (with apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer)

By on November 14th, 2014 in Football, football, Memories 2 Comments »
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(Author's note: Due to my ridiculous case of writer's block, I am repeating my "magnum opus" from last year--I hope the end result of the game is the same this year, minus the heart attack! MVH)

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A Glimmer of Hope

By on November 14th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 5 Comments »
USA Today Sitting in my grandfather’s house last weekend, even following the blocked field goal, I allowed myself to hold a glimmer of hope. We had been in this position before, so I figured it’s only natural that we would do it again. Auburn controlled its own path to the playoff. Win out, and they were in – guaranteed. That’s wh... Read Full Story

Tigers Travel to Athens this Week (preview of Auburn – Georgia)

By on November 13th, 2014 in Football 11 Comments »
Athens Again

War Eagle, everybody! It's Georgia week, home of the Deep South's oldest rivalry. The Tigers return to east Georgia for a big game with the Bulldogs. Both teams are 7-2, still in play for division titles, and can ill afford to lose again. This game will be ...

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Auburn vs. Georgia – The Granddaddy of SEC Football

By on November 12th, 2014 in Football 10 Comments »
SEC-Football-Week-12-Must-Watch-Game Forty years before the Southeastern Conference was formed, two of its founding members played the first ever football game in the deep south when Auburn met Georgia in Atlanta's Piedmont Park on Feb. 20, 1892. Every year since, the Tigers and Bulldogs have played this game (with the exception of World Wars) and, with an all-time... Read Full Story

Track ‘Em Tigers Pick ‘em Results for Week 11

By on November 12th, 2014 in Football Comment »
College+Pickem+300x250+Creative After the 11th week of TET's Pick 'em contest, Jandowareagle is still on top of our leader board with a cumulative total of 115 points. He/she is followed by AUinATX in second place with AuburnMisfit, Tigerstripe, and dzer13 completing the Top five.  The rest of the Top 25 is listed below.If you haven't made your picks for week... Read Full Story

Nine Simple Suggestions

By on November 11th, 2014 in Football 11 Comments »
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College football can be frustrating for fans, especially if your expectations are misplaced. I would like to offer the following 9 suggestions for you to consider that might assist you in forming your opinions and arguments surrounding college football. These are only ...

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Auburn Looks for Answers Heading to Amen Corner

By on November 10th, 2014 in Football 12 Comments »
Auburn - AM Maybe we were just kidding ourselves all along. Who really believed that a team who gave up nearly 1,500 yards of offense in the past three games had a shot at a national championship?Fans and pundits can throw around luck and karma all they want. Auburn lost Saturday night because they allowed a freshman quarterback in his seco... Read Full Story

Tigers Dribble One Away (Grading Auburn’s loss to Texas A&M)

By on November 9th, 2014 in Football 24 Comments »
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War Eagle, everybody. It's time now for the Acid Reign report on Auburn's disappointing 41-38 loss to Texas A&M. Of this October and November, it has been said that every game is an elimination game. Saturday, the Tigers eliminated themselves from the inaugural college football playoff. Mathematically, the SEC title is still in play, but just barely. Auburn would need to ...

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