Archive for the ‘Memories’ Category

Some Memorable Plays (from the past) – 1983 Auburn vs. Florida Edition

By Posted on: July 8th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football, Memories 5 Comments »
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Greetings, fellow football-starved sons and daughters of the Burnt Orange and Navy Blue!  Once again I have crawled out from my rock to share a few memories of one of the first significant games I ever saw as a student at Auburn- the 1983 Florida game, which ended up a hard-fought 28-21 win for the Continue Story…

Some Memorable Plays (from the past) – 1986 Iron Bowl Edition

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

              Lawyer Tillman celebrates scoring the winning touchdown in the 1986 Iron Bowl. (Source:al.com file photo)Since last I visited these pages with my scrivenings, we have started looking forward to the next season’s games, one opponent at a time. Nonetheless, looking back at some memorable plays I was privileged to see in person, still seems Continue Story…

To the Men of that Era

By Posted on: June 5th, 2014 in Football, Memories 10 Comments »

  Helmet insignia of the 1st Engineer Special Brigade.On an early June evening 70 years ago, many thousands of young men waited in trepidation for a decision to be made. On stormy seas, in the depths of rolling cargo ships, they waited. Most were unable to sleep despite the exhaustion that comes from preparing for military operations, what Continue Story…

Some Memorable Plays (from the past) – 1985 Auburn vs. FSU Edition

By Posted on: May 16th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football, Memories 6 Comments »
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                                                                                                                   (photo:Montgomery Advertiser)Now that spring practice, A-Day, and the NFL Draft are over, there isn’t much present action related to AU football. Meanwhile, the upcoming fall football season seems so far in the future. Such a lacuna seems to me to be a great time for reflecting on the past, particularly some of the great Continue Story…

Remembering David Langner

By Posted on: April 26th, 2014 in Member Post, Memories, News 6 Comments »

He and Bill Newton were the main characters in one of the most memorable Auburn wins in Iron Bowl history and now, David Langner has lost the battle with cancer and slipped the mortal coil. I was fortunate to witness, in person, the Punt Bama Punt game and will always remember the heroics by “The Continue Story…

Spastic Random Thoughts

By Posted on: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Article, Football, Memories 14 Comments »
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One of the most important plays for Auburn’s 2013 football season came against Texas A&M. (photo:Julie Bennett,al.com)We (or at least I) interrupt our usual presentation of quality analysis and rapier wit to provide you just what the title says.  We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get going (numbered for your commenting convenience): 1.  Continue Story…

Nosa Eguae Writes an Open Letter to the Auburn Family

By Posted on: January 8th, 2014 in Football, Memories 8 Comments »

                                                                                                                                  (photo: al.com)Dear Auburn Family, In August, I told myself that when this season and my time here at Auburn came to a close, I would write an open letter the Auburn Family to simply say “thank you!” After last night I found myself having trouble putting into words the gratitude I was longing Continue Story…

A GOOD friend bails you out of jail…

By Posted on: January 5th, 2014 in Football, Memories 1 Comment »

a BEST friend is there beside you saying, “Wasn’t THAT a hell of a time!”One groomsman at my wedding, Bill, went to Auburn with me (I wrote about him earlier this year). He’s the BEST friend according to the above metaphor. One of my other groomsmen, Jim, made the unfortunate choice to attend FSU. He’ll Continue Story…