Skip to comments.Auburn Iron Bowl 2010 WAR EAGLE!
Posted on 11/26/2010 9:51:18 AM PST by Jemian
IRON BOWL DAY!
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 teams 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 werent 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 Gantts 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 didnt 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,
THE AUBURN CREED
| 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.
The Auburn Alma Mater
|&nspd;&nspd; &nspd;|| On the rolling plains of Dixie
'Neath its sun-kissed sky,
Proudly stands our Alma Mater
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,
All Auburn, All In!
It's a FAMILY Thing!
So Newton is playing? I heard he was holding out for more money.
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
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.
Bo knows! What ever became of Terry Beasley?
Respectfully, please see post#6.
Terry Beasely, last I knew, is alive and kicking. In fact, I’m a friend (along with thousands of others) of his on Facebook.
Save your post for the sports forums, then....
LOL - 3 posts in a minute. Glad I’m not the only one that thinks this is tainted.
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”
Why don’t you just go away? This is an Auburn thread and is not about you.
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.
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!!
And a Merry Roll Tide to you.
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.
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