Archive for March, 2011

Is There a Santa Claus?

By Posted on: March 31st, 2011 in Football Comments Off
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War Eagle, everybody. I suppose by now we should be used to media attacks against the Auburn athletic program. This week, while we should be focusing on spring drills, we’re busy fending off criticism generated from an HBO “Real Sports” episode that aired last night. It was painful to watch, but we did know it Continue Story…

Serious Allegations Leveled Against Auburn by Former Players

By Posted on: March 29th, 2011 in Football Comments Off
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This afternoon I received an advance copy from HBO of tomorrow night’s episode of Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. The episode focuses on big time college athletics and specifically, the money institutions and the NCAA make off student athletes. The show spends a considerable amount of time on Auburn and focuses on four players who say they received Continue Story…

HBO Gives Sneak Peek of Wednesday’s Show

By Posted on: March 28th, 2011 in Football Comments Off
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This afternoon HBO put out a press release on the upcoming Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel program that airs Wednesday night. The show is expected to feature several former Auburn players. Rumors have circulated for weeks that at least one former player will admit to receiving illegal benefits while playing for the Tigers. We’ll have more on this story Continue Story…

Monday News and Notes from Auburn

By Posted on: March 28th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

Good Monday to you. I hope those of you living here in the South dodged all the severe weather thrown our way this weekend. I don’t believe I’ve ever enjoyed an NCAA Tournament like I have this year’s edition. It’s hard to beat the excitement of March Madness. I’m looking forward to Tony Barbee turning Continue Story…

Today’s Amateur Athletic Status: A Brief Visit

By Posted on: March 28th, 2011 in Football Comments Off
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Okay, a free Corvair to those who didn’t think Ralph Nader was already dead. The cantankerous 76-year old buzz-kill is still alive and well and looking for something to meddle in. I guess the droll of insignificance was too much to bear. Yes, he did run for president in the last four elections for all the good Continue Story…

Elite 8 Open Thread: Can Kentucky Punch Its Ticket to Houston?

By Posted on: March 27th, 2011 in Football Comments Off
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Tonight’s matchup between North Carolina and Kentucky is about as tradition rich as you can get at the Big Dance. The two programs claim more than 4,000 wins – 209 of those in the NCAA Tournament. Together they have 31 Final Four appearances and 12 national titles. Compare that to Auburn and your jaw drops. Continue Story…

Elite 8 Open Thread: Florida Hopes to Crash Final Four

By Posted on: March 26th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

So much for this being a down year in the SEC. The conference is two wins away from making up half the Final Four bracket. Kentucky wrecked the dreams of many last night when they knocked off tournament top-seed Ohio State, 62-60. If you’re like me, your chances of winning the office pool went down Continue Story…

Sweet 16 Open Thread: Kentucky Looks For Upset Against Buckeyes

By Posted on: March 25th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

It’s time for Day 2 of the Sweet 16. Will Ohio State and Kansas join Duke as top-seeds going down in the round of 16? The most interesting game across the South will be fourth-seed Kentucky taking on Ohio State, the tournament’s top overall seed. While you generally equate Kentucky with basketball and Ohio State Continue Story…