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Auburn is a Good Thing

By on November 22nd, 2015 in Member Post 6 Comments »

Sometimes we have to be reminded of good things. Yesterday, I made my first visit to Auburn in several years. I and three friends loaded up early and headed north for the Plains. 

We tailgated with a friend whom I didn’t really know, and he welcomed us to his food and fellowship like we had known each other for years: a true example of an Auburn man. I showed my friends old places that I have always held close, and we explored new places that have been built since my last visit. 

We attended a game that really only mattered to the teams and fans involved, and I was proud to show my friends a stadium that was filled nearly to capacity, surrounded by fans who, like us, were just happy to be part of the moment.

I think we tend to get so involved with the little things that we forget to enjoy the big things… the good things. This year we have a very mediocre football team, and we will not be playing for greatness at the end of the season.

None of that mattered to me yesterday. I saw examples in others of how I need to conduct myself; I was inspired by memories of the past and things to look forward to in the future. And I was reminded that Auburn is so much more than just a football team.

6 Comments

  1. Zach Taylor Zach Taylor says:

    We all need to be reminded that we have little to do with the play on the field. We have everything to do with our conduct, hospitality, and attitude. It’s good to read about fans who come to the game for the right reasons.

  2. Tigerpharm says:

    Glad you had a good time Joe. And your right – there’s no other place quite like Auburn. War Eagle!

  3. Im4Auburn says:

    “And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it.”

  4. domaucan1 domaucan1 says:

    GREAT TO HEAR WHAT I HAVE BEEN PREACHING TO YOU YOUNGSTERS FOR OVER HALF A CENTURY. AUBURN IS THE PLACE TO BE ANY TIME BUT ESPECIALLY ON GAME DAY. MY ONLY REGRET IS THAT I LIVE SO FAR AWAY THAT IT’S A LITTLE TOUGH TO GET BACK OFTEN.

    THE LA/MS WAR EAGLE EXPRESS WILL BE HEADED TO AUBURN ON FRIDAY, IF THE GOOD LORD IS WILLING, AND, THE GAME WILL BE JUST A SMALL PART OF THE WEEKEND. IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL FOR OUR BRAVE YOUNG WARRIORS TO PULL AN UPSET OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS, BUT, ALWAYS REMEMBER, WIN OR LOSE:
    IT’S GREAT TO BE AN AUBURN TIGER !!! ( I WOULDN’T TRADE PLACES WITH ANYONE, ANYWHERE OR ANYTIME !)
    WAR EAGLE !!!
    GO BIG BLUE !!!
    DAM THE TIDE !!!

  5. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Sometimes the cupcake games are the best to visit. You can get a picnic table, or find room at a restaurant without a wait. Parking is easier. I can’t imagine we had too many visitors from Idaho, but I know our Auburn family treated the ones we had well.

  6. GreenvilleAUfan GreenvilleAUfan says:

    Good article Joe. Thanks for posting.