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Enlightened Expectations

By Posted on: February 1st, 2014 in Football 6 Comments »

Graphic courtesy of Gartner Research Process “Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”Estella, in Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens2013 was only possible because of the depths of what Continue Story…

Reflections on a Miracle Season

By Posted on: January 10th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 10 Comments »

                         How good WAS this team?Sometimes you need a little perspective to consider what you’ve just witnessed. A chance to take a breath, clear your head and carefully parse together what truly has been accomplished, rather than trust your senses to accurately interpret the matter the moment it occurs. For Auburn’s 2013 season, even taking Continue Story…

The Dirty Dozen – Final

By Posted on: January 7th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 3 Comments »

Major Reisman: “Sixteen”Team: “We all come out like it’s Halloween”The Dirty Dozen looks at the games that Auburn’s opponents played during the bowl season, highlighting points of interest, tendencies and potential issues for 2014.Despite the ending, Auburn’s 2013 season was a sensational ride from start to finish. Doubted and discounted by every sports announcer in Continue Story…

Waiting to see it

By Posted on: January 1st, 2014 in Football 7 Comments »

                         I’m waiting to see something on January 6th. Not just the BCS title game. Not just the chance for Auburn to play for a national championship for the second time in four years and the third in half a century. Not just to watch the coach of the year and his miracle team perform Continue Story…

Dinner rush at Cafe Malzahn

By Posted on: December 13th, 2013 in Featured Article, Football 24 Comments »

“Did you remember to ask for a table with a view?” Now that the national media has finally rediscovered Auburn, I thought I’d let you all get your reservations in at Cafe Malzahn before the crowd.As compelling, astonishing and amazing as the saga for the 2013 Auburn Tigers has played out, there remains one last Continue Story…

The Dirty Dozen – Week 15

By Posted on: December 11th, 2013 in Football 3 Comments »

 Major Reisman: “Fifteen”Team: “Franko goes in where the others have been”The Dirty Dozen looks at the games that Auburn’s opponents play throughout the season, highlighting points of interest, tendencies and potential issues for their remaining season. A group of young athletes who originally assembled with the promise of high achievement endure the trials and tribulations of a winless conference Continue Story…

The rich getting richer

By Posted on: December 6th, 2013 in Member Post 1 Comment »

If anyone is still wondering why the SEC has won the last seven BCS championships, I found this on the ESPN site – Under Armor All American Game. The game features 90 of the top prospects from around the nation, including all 13 of the 5-star players from the ESPN top 300 list. 34 of Continue Story…

The Dirty Dozen – Week 14

By Posted on: December 4th, 2013 in Football 12 Comments »

Major Reisman: “Fourteen”Team: “Zero-hour – Jimenez cuts the cable”Major Reisman: “And?”Team: “Franko cuts the phone”The Dirty Dozen looks at the games that Auburn’s opponents play throughout the season, highlighting points of interest, tendencies and potential issues for their upcoming game with Auburn.Gone. All gone. An 11-1 regular season in which their team spent 6 weeks Continue Story…