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Titanic Tigers Tilt! (Auburn vs. LSU Open Thread)

By on September 15th, 2018 in Football 11 Comments »

It’s the biggest war in the SEC today
(Photo by Acid Reign)

     War Eagle, everybody! Today marks the 2018 SEC home opener for the Auburn Tigers. The LSU Tigers come calling as the two SEC teams with the biggest wins this season to date will square off. The Auburn Tigers with a big win over the Washington Huskies, and the LSU Tigers, conquerors of the Miami Hurricanes, will have it out at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The winner of this game stays atop the SEC Western Division, and the loser will limp off and try to regroup.

     This is the CBS game of the week and will be nationally televised on broadcast TV at 2:30 PM Central Time. Check your local listings. For the Birmingham area, I plan to switch over from my cable box to my antenna on channel 42.1, and I’ll be tapping into every source I can for this game.

     It’s going to be a hot one in Jordan-Hare Stadium, with temps in the low 90’s at kickoff and plenty of sun. There is virtually no chance of rain today as sinking air motion on the periphery of Hurricane Florence is bringing dry air to the state of Alabama. Folks at the stadium will be treated to a first quarter afternoon half-moon, high above the field.

     As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I will at the keyboard for my usual play by play, armed with a strong mug of coffee and various snacks. I won’t be able to stick around after the game ends as duty beckons after that. I sincerely have enjoyed watching 12 hours of football the past couple of Saturdays, but that won’t be possible again for a while. In fact, I probably won’t really fire up commentating till near kickoff on this one. War Eagle, and let’s whip those Bengal Tigers!

11 Comments

  1. meathead530 says:

    This is on you, Gus.

  2. Squeakywheel says:

    Agree – Gus bus lost this one. Can’t stand hearing Orgeron- sounds like “I lost my voice to cancer.”

  3. AU70 says:

    I knew not taking the 3 in the first half would come back to haunt us. And I thought the play call had no chance against a defense like LSU. I put the whole decision in the bone Head category.

    • wpleagle wpleagle says:

      Can’t agree with this. How many times have we criticized the coaches for taking a field goal instead of going for it in a short-yardage situation? This was early in the game, and I think the decision to continue the drive was a good one.
      Bottom line, the officials killed us. I am writing this on Sunday after talking with objective, football savvy friends who agree that the pass interference calls were horrible! I don’t mind losing to the opposition team, but I can’t take losing to the zebras.

  4. easyedwin easyedwin says:

    This is going to take a day or two to get over.

  5. Tiger4Life says:

    The only way to overcome this is to win out— win the SEC championship– and get to the playoff…Not likely
    Who are we?

  6. Jonathon Jonathon says:

    Win out?? You have to win them All otherwise Bama will always get the go-ahead nod. Precedent was set last year. It is forever more. LSU killed us last year and now again this year. Don’t expect much more this year than a bowl game we’ll sleep walk through.

  7. easyedwin easyedwin says:

    Yes. Winning out will be Auburn as SEC champions and get us into the play-offs. That would be herculean!!!!

  8. ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

    I told my wife last night after the game that I’m just tired – just completely tired. I will always be an Auburn Tiger but, quite frankly, just tired. There is no excuse for games like this and we are putting heart, soul, and money into this so, when this happens for no obvious reason, yeah, I’m just tired of it.
    And I didn’t type this after the game; I waited until the following day.

  9. easyedwin easyedwin says:

    I understand, ATL. After failing to show up in the 1st qtr, the D needed a stop late in the 4th and could not get it. Penalty after penalty after penalty is what cost us the game. that and the CGM decision to go on 4th down instead of kicking the FG in the 1st half. I, for one, do not want a 4 loss season. I do not want the Birmingham Bowl or the Music City bowl. I want to win out. WIN OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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