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Auburn Iron Bowl 2010 WAR EAGLE!
November 26, 2010 | Jemian, and other Plainsmen

Posted on 11/26/2010 9:51:18 AM PST by Jemian

WAR EAGLE!

Today is the day that we all wait for.  It comes once a year.  Every year.  It is all down to this.  And NOTHING else matters.

IRON BOWL DAY!

Beat Bama!

I grew up in Auburn.  I was moved there in the fall of 1962 when my dad became a professor in the School of Engineering.  We lived across from Magnolia Dormitory, right in between the Day Boarding House and Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Nixon's home.    Bodie Hinton was the director of the Auburn Marching Band.  Ralph Brown Draughon was the President.  Jimmy Sidle was the quarterback of the team.  Ralph "Shug" Jordan was the football coach.  I was 7.  I joined the family.

It is family.  Most Auburn supporters have attended Auburn University, or their family members did, or they have worked for Auburn University.  They are connected to it in some fashion.  It is family.

There are tales told at family reunions.  There are tales told a parties, weddings and funerals.  There are tales told in a parking lot on a crisp Saturday morning, enjoying  a feast which puts the White House Caterers to shame.  Elegance and fun!  Everyone is invited.  We're family!

Today is the Day.  The 2010 Iron Bowl played in Tuscaloosa.  Not Birmingham.  Not Birmingham anymore.  We're now rotating back and forth from Jordan-Hare to Bryant-Denny.  As it should have been all along.

Just to get us in the mood (as if we need encouragement!) here are some videos:  Click the links!

The 2010 Tunnel Video Watch this first. Then watch ...

The student reacion to the tunnel video  It is what the students are doing while they watch the 2010 Tunnel Video.

Auburn University Marching Band IntroAuburn University Marching Band Intro AUMB Pre-Game from the 2007 Iron Bowl
I chose this one because my daughter is in the Tenor Sax section. It was her last year. She has now joined her mom, her dad, her aunt, and uncle and has now been joined by her two cousins. It is a family thing.

The Greatest Iron Bowl
I was there, just a freshman at Auburn and in the band. Frankly, we were getting beat up all up and down the field. It was a miserable, dismal. We were looking at another year of taunts and teasing from the other team’s supporters whenever we went to K Mart or a tractor pull. The score at the end of three quarters was 16 – 0. Finally, with just 10 minutes left, we scored a field goal. At least we weren’t going home empty handed.
But, with 5:31 left it all changed. We held Bama to their own side of the field. Greg Gantt was poised to punt it safely away. But our Bill Newton blocked the ball back into Gantt’s face. David Lagner picked it up and sprinted into our endzone for the score. The PAT was good and the score was 16 -10. Not a win yet. We rejoiced for the score, but we were all expecting to lose anyway. Their next possession didn’t go so hot … for them. Again, Gantt had to punt it away. AGAIN, the punt was blocked and AGAIN, David Lagner picked it up and went in to the end zone for the score. The PAT was good. There was no time left on the clock. Game over. 17 – 16. We must never forget the words of their coach when he said, prior to the game,

I’d rather beat that cow college once than beat Texas 10 times.
Dr. Lou on Rick and Bubba this week.

 

THE AUBURN CREED
George Petrie (1945)

I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work.

I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully.

I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men.

I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities.

I believe in obedience to law because it protects the rights of all.

I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.

I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by "doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God."

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






Our alma mater was composed by Bill Wood in 1924, with a word revision in 1960. The author of the 1960 revision was unclear for 40 years. In 2000, an Auburn professor, Dale Coleman, discovered the author to be Emma O’Rear Foy. Before you ask, yes, she was related to James Foy, former Dean of Men. Both Dean and Mrs. Foy were University of Alabama alumni who saw the error of their ways and became two of the most well-known and beloved boosters of Auburn University and its traditions. It is with sadness that I relate to you both have passed away. Dean Foy died at the age of 93 just this past October. Shortly after his death, fellow band member Denny Turner related to me this story. While we were Freshmen and Sophomores the music department was located in Hargis Hall next to Samford and also up on the Hill in the Goodwin Building (which was built as the result of a wager won when we beat Bama 17 – 16. True fact!). We would often have to haul our hinnies across campus in 10 minutes to make to one class or another. Denny would load up with flute, saxophone, books, and other necessary music paraphenalia. It was a heavy and awkward load. Quite frequently, Dean Foy would see Denny, stop his car and yell, “Hey Denny! Would you like a ride?” Denny said that to this day he never figured out how Dean Foy knew his name. Dean Foy was like that.

The Auburn Alma Mater

&nspd;&nspd; &nspd; On the rolling plains of Dixie
'Neath its sun-kissed sky,
Proudly stands our Alma Mater
Banners high.
To thy name we'll sing thy praise,
From hearts that love so true,
And pledge to thee our loyalty
The ages through.
We hail thee, Auburn, and we vow
To work for thy just fame,
And hold in memory as we do now
Thy cherished name.

Hear the student voices swelling,
Echoes strong and clear,
Adding laurels to thy fame
Enshrined so dear.
From the hollowed walls we'll part,
And bid thee sad adieu;
Thy sacred trust we'll bear with us
The ages through.
We hail thee, Auburn, and we vow
To work for thy just fame,
And hold in memory as we do now
Thy cherished name.



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KEYWORDS: auburntigers; beatbama; ironbowl; rolltide; vanity; wareagle
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TWO HOURS until kickoff. Several of us have discussed meeting here to watch the game together. War Eagle! We're coming!


1 posted on 11/26/2010 9:51:23 AM PST by Jemian
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To: NonValueAdded; del4hope; MamaB; LowOiL; Jemian; LBKQ; lysie; EmilyGeiger; OrangeHoof; dfwgator; ...

All Auburn, All In!
It's a FAMILY Thing!

2 posted on 11/26/2010 9:53:39 AM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: Jemian

So Newton is playing? I heard he was holding out for more money.


3 posted on 11/26/2010 9:55:13 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Jemian

You’re playing wih a QB that’s probably been bought and paid for....enjoy the day. Either way you lose and big. Sanctions will be a bitch..... Go BAMA


5 posted on 11/26/2010 9:56:05 AM PST by OregonTide
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To: All

One more thing:

If you are a supporter or fan of the other team, you, of course, may post on this thread. But, perhaps you would be happier starting a thread for your supporters.

I personally hate the animosity expressed toward each other. In an effort to contain that, please remember this is a thread supporting Auburn.


6 posted on 11/26/2010 9:56:19 AM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

$cam Newton?


7 posted on 11/26/2010 9:56:58 AM PST by Diverdogz
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To: Jemian

Bo knows! What ever became of Terry Beasley?


8 posted on 11/26/2010 9:57:37 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: NeverForgetBataan; OregonTide

Respectfully, please see post#6.


9 posted on 11/26/2010 9:57:48 AM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Terry Beasely, last I knew, is alive and kicking. In fact, I’m a friend (along with thousands of others) of his on Facebook.


10 posted on 11/26/2010 9:58:41 AM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: Jemian

Save your post for the sports forums, then....


11 posted on 11/26/2010 9:59:14 AM PST by OregonTide
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To: OregonTide; NeverForgetBataan; Hillarys Gate Cult

LOL - 3 posts in a minute. Glad I’m not the only one that thinks this is tainted.


12 posted on 11/26/2010 10:00:23 AM PST by RabidBartender
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To: Jemian

Aw cmon Jem.... fight back... you’re no fun at all.

Remeber what Truman said -

“if you can’t stand the heat... get out of Hiroshima”


13 posted on 11/26/2010 10:05:31 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: Diverdogz
Why don't all of you bama supporters start your own thread if you are smart enough to do that? Enough already. I went to Miss. State but you bama fans are enough to make me really, really pull for Auburn. Some of y'all are the most obnoxious fans of any school I have ever came into contact with. So, GO DAWGS and WAR EAGLE.
14 posted on 11/26/2010 10:07:33 AM PST by MamaB
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To: OregonTide

Why don’t you just go away? This is an Auburn thread and is not about you.


15 posted on 11/26/2010 10:09:17 AM PST by MamaB
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To: MamaB

I’m glad to see you here. How are you today? Are things beginning to become a bit more normal for y’all? You’ve both been in my thoughts and prayers.


16 posted on 11/26/2010 10:10:10 AM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: MamaB

This is the weekend ALL of us SEC fans wait for. I get to root for Alabama to upset the only other team in the SEC with an identity crisis... then root for Ole Miss to beat the dogs tomorrow. LOVE IT!!


17 posted on 11/26/2010 10:10:55 AM PST by Imgr8t (I voted against obama before it was cool.)
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To: Jemian

bookmark


18 posted on 11/26/2010 10:11:02 AM PST by southland ( 1 John 4:4 , Hsa 2:6)
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To: Jemian

And a Merry Roll Tide to you.


19 posted on 11/26/2010 10:11:34 AM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: Jemian

Do hotels in Alabama still in the manner of Thai restaurants have shrines to Bear Bryant? That was a bit amusing to find during my first trip to Huntsville.


20 posted on 11/26/2010 10:11:34 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: MamaB

Death penalty.

SMU was NEVER the same after. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.


21 posted on 11/26/2010 10:12:42 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: Jemian
I'm here!!! WAR EAGLE!!! I hope you are feeling better...

It didn't take long for the "haters" to come on board I see... Just hard for me to understand how conservatives can act this way.... If I saw a thread by Bama - I would just scroll on by. What's sad is that (as on other threads) once I see their names - its hard for me to feel the same once they have trashed my family!

Lovely introduction, Jemian! You've got me in the mood... I'll be back soon - I have to finish making the dip :)

22 posted on 11/26/2010 10:12:46 AM PST by Momto2 (Love my Auburn Tigers! War Eagle!!!)
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To: All
As the Plains Burn

If 1/10th of this it true (and I personally believe it may ALL be true), then the NCAA is going to send Auburn to Siberia for a long, long time.

23 posted on 11/26/2010 10:12:53 AM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: NonValueAdded

I don’t notice. Don’t many restaurants laud their patrons’ interests?


24 posted on 11/26/2010 10:13:10 AM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: Jemian

Remember I told you that I was looking through my late husband’s record collection? I can not find a year on it but on the back cover, Dr. Bill Walls was the Director, Dr. Johnnie Vinson was Asst. Director and Dr. Thomas R. Smith was Choral Director. Do any of those names ring a bell? MSU cowbell, that is.


25 posted on 11/26/2010 10:13:40 AM PST by MamaB
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To: Jemian

ROLL TIDE!!!


26 posted on 11/26/2010 10:14:14 AM PST by ohioman
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To: Jemian

Today, War Damn Eagle.

But I’ll have to root for the Old Head Ball Coach in the SECCG.


27 posted on 11/26/2010 10:15:39 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: MamaB

Go Noles!


28 posted on 11/26/2010 10:15:42 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

bama gonna kick that azz....cam who?


29 posted on 11/26/2010 10:16:00 AM PST by FreeperDoll
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To: goseminoles

This one’s just for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFSHi9nbvkQ


30 posted on 11/26/2010 10:17:19 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: OregonTide

I’m going out on a limb here.....34-21 Crimson Tide. LMAO

The question is-—when Auburn loses to South Carolina do they still get to play in the BCS championship? /s


31 posted on 11/26/2010 10:17:22 AM PST by Electric Graffiti (I'm armed and Amish.)
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To: NonValueAdded

What restaurant is that? I live in HSV and did not know that. If I know the name, then I will not eat there.


32 posted on 11/26/2010 10:17:45 AM PST by MamaB
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To: Jemian

Don’t tell anyone, but I have met several excellent engineers who graduated from Auburn and who work for the military. I have nothing but respect for them. I just don’t like the football team. Of course I am stuck in Big 10 country where most here hope that the both teams lose.


33 posted on 11/26/2010 10:18:34 AM PST by ohioman
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To: goseminoles

Who cares about them?


34 posted on 11/26/2010 10:18:42 AM PST by MamaB
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To: Jemian
I really live this picture:

Photobucket

Look for a similar one today.


35 posted on 11/26/2010 10:19:03 AM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Jemian
As a TIDE fan, I wish Auburn the best. Should they pull off a miraculous win, I hope they represent our beloved SEC well and win this Conference's fifth straight National Championship. If there is one team that is deserving of a national title, it is Auburn University. And should Auburn lose this game, I still hope they beat the hell out of Steve Spurrier in Atlanta.

Now having said that . . .

ROLL TIDE !!!


36 posted on 11/26/2010 10:19:14 AM PST by Hoodat (Don't touch my junk, Bro !)
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To: dfwgator
Auby Defense will get a second chance to paralyze SC QB Garcia with their trademark cheap shots.
37 posted on 11/26/2010 10:20:03 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Momto2

Thank you. I am feeling better, but the cold is trying to come back. Ny Quil is a friend. Buy stock.


38 posted on 11/26/2010 10:20:43 AM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: Jemian

Class of 89 Giving A war Damn Eagle!


39 posted on 11/26/2010 10:22:46 AM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: MamaB

Yes, ma’am I surely do. Doc was my band director and Johnny arranged all our music. He is a great arranger. Dr. Smith indeed was the choir director, although I had no classes under him. I haven’t seen the first two in a while, but Dr. Smith sings in the civic choral here with my daughter.


40 posted on 11/26/2010 10:23:50 AM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: Jemian
Got to admit, I cracked up when I saw this picture


41 posted on 11/26/2010 10:24:05 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: ohioman

I work with two engineers who graduated from Auburn. They are both top rate.


42 posted on 11/26/2010 10:24:15 AM PST by Hoodat (Don't touch my junk, Bro !)
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To: dfwgator

You stole my thunder - lol.


43 posted on 11/26/2010 10:25:08 AM PST by Hoodat (Don't touch my junk, Bro !)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

Go get your wooden stick, roll of toilet paper, and box of detergent. Then you can root for your team.


44 posted on 11/26/2010 10:25:13 AM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: MamaB

“Who cares about them?”

Me...


45 posted on 11/26/2010 10:27:09 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: dfwgator

I like that one, too.


46 posted on 11/26/2010 10:27:25 AM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: Electric Graffiti

I NEVER make a prediction about a game. Too much can happen. I was there in 1972.


47 posted on 11/26/2010 10:31:18 AM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: goseminoles

As a Gator and Razorback, screw Auburn. Cheaters is all they are. The Hogs and LSU should be playing for the West tomorrow. It will be revealed that the cheating runs deep. Both the Hogs and Bama lost players to them at the very last minute. Cam is not the only one on the take there.


48 posted on 11/26/2010 10:31:35 AM PST by Treeless Branch
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To: dfwgator

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49 posted on 11/26/2010 10:35:25 AM PST by Hoodat (Don't touch my junk, Bro !)
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To: aliquando

So.... Is your mascot a Cat or a Buzzard?

And why do you need them both?


50 posted on 11/26/2010 10:36:10 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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