Archive for June, 2009

SPUAT Fought The Law… And The Law Won – Again!

By Posted on: June 12th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

 Turn out the lights… The party’s over? Anytime Alabama loses 21 football games in a day, it’s not an entirely bad week. Yesterday’s sanctions levied by the NCAA on Alabama are being hailed by many as too lenient. Personally, they feel about right. A couple of scholarships taken away would have put a cherry on Continue Story…

Alabama Sanctions Finally In

By Posted on: June 11th, 2009 in Football Comments Off
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After being leaked yesterday, the findings of the NCAA investigation into the University of Alabama’s self-reported textbook scandal are finally in. There are no scholarship losses or post-season ban in any of the 16 sports involved in the investigation, which centered around 200 different athletes. Instead, Alabama will be forced to vacate victories in select sports where Continue Story…

Can the SEC Rise to the Top, Again?

By Posted on: June 11th, 2009 in Football Comments Off
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War Eagle, everybody! It’s time now for a football look at the SEC: where it’s been the past few years, and where it’s going. When the SEC divided into divisions, and added Arkansas and South Carolina, many pundits predicted the end of national relevance for a watered-own league. This view was smashed, with the success Continue Story…

Around the Auburn Nation and the SEC

By Posted on: June 9th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

 Auburn’s Five Guys doesn’t have palm trees, but the burgers taste the same. Perhaps the biggest news to hit Auburn in recent weeks is the opening ofFive Guys Burgers and Fries on College Street. Tonight I finally had the opportunity to taste it for myself. One word: Unbelievable. It’s without question the best hamburger on the planet. There’s Continue Story…

Alabama Crimson Tide Shakespeare Festival Now Playing

By Posted on: June 8th, 2009 in Football Comments Off
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The Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s play, Bear Country, about the life of legendary Alabama coach Paul Bryant and the last days leading up to his retirement, is coming to Birmingham later this summer after a successful run in Montgomery earlier this year. The play has been a rare hit for the ASF, which has suffered along with other businesses Continue Story…

Around the Auburn Nation and the SEC…

By Posted on: June 8th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

Talk about kicking a man when he’s down. Below is a link to an editorial written by Opelika-Auburn News columnist Paul Davis. In the story, Davis seems to revel in the fall of Auburn trustee Bobby Lowder. While it comes across as hard down mean, it’s hard to argue with his points. Maybe the reign of terror Continue Story…

Was Timing of Franklin Interview Just Coincidence or More?

By Posted on: June 8th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

 Why did Franklin decide to rehash old news? Media bias is nothing new in America. Ask any Republican and they will tell you the media has been slanted against them for more than 100 years. Democrats will tell you that all Fox News reporters are Ronald Reagan worshippers. It’s a fact of life. And don’t think for Continue Story…

Around the Auburn Nation and the SEC…

By Posted on: June 7th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

Good Sunday morning to you. You can tell it’s getting closer to kickoff by the number of stories being published around the internet. Football coverage is in full force now and the coming week promises to bring more drama. Auburn is looking to get a commitment from one of the top linebackers in the country Continue Story…