11.26.2008

Jim Beam & Mountain Dew News

The other day I heard the song "Choices" by George Jones and it got me thinking that we have the right in this country to make choices everyday in our lives. From who to vote for president, the car we drive and who we marry. It is our choice. BUT when it comes to Auburn and Alabama you don't have a choice, you are born with it in your BLOOD. People have asked me why I chose to be an Auburn fan and I tell them I didn't, Auburn chose me. I was born with Orange and Blue in my veins and I was born to HATE Alabama!!! I despise the UAT, I have no compassion for their professors, students or fans and the history of their football program is built on Lies and Cheaters!!! So what if the "Bear" coached there. He is dead, get over it. So what if they claim 12 national championships? Half of them are built on lies and are not even recognized by the NCAA and the SEC. Who are they to think they can give themselves a "NC" when they didn't even finish #1 in the country in the final polls. Look at the line of coaches they have been through in the past 10 years, more cheaters and liars. What do you expect, they were trying to follow that "Bama Tradition". I understand that Saban has turned things around in his 2nd year and that they are 11-0 and are #1 in country. But look at the year of 2008 as a whole, does anything make sense? The economy, gas at $4.00 per gallon, Obama, wall street bailout, the Franklin system, gas drops to $1.55 in less than two months, Pat Dye finding his pants in the bottom of Lake Martin and Auburn with a record of 5-6. NOTHING is MAKING SENSE!!!

When I walked out of the UGa game 2 weeks ago, it was the 1st time this year that I walked out not being frustrated with my Tigers. I believe that Kodi is coming along and I believe that if he was our starter the whole season we would not be 5-6 right now. But I still don't know what to expect on Saturday against the Tide. WE MUST BELIEVE!!!

ATTN: Paul Rhodes and AU Defense - This is your game to win. You are going to have to keep UAT down to keep the offense in the game. With everyone getting healthy we should be able to come out and knock heads like we were in the 1st half of the season!!!

The last time we went into the UAT game where we had a losing record and we won the game was in 1949.

The last time we played UAT on Nov. 29 was in 1986 and we all know who scored the winning touchdown!!!




The bottom line is that we have not won a game this year that we were not supposed to win. Going into Tuberville-Denny we have the chance to knock UAT out of the top spot, to continue the streak, and to salvage a tough heart-breaking season. The Auburn Nation should be more FIRED up than ever before!!! I wish I could be in that locker room before the game to let those players and coaches know that no matter what happens Saturday that we will be behind them 100% at the end of the day. To the players, this is a game were legends are made and that you could have your name right up there with Newton, Langer, Campbell, Jackson, Tillman, Slack, Wright, Joseph, Nix, Sanders, Bostic, Houston, Reese, Holmes, Duval, Smith, Cadillac, Campbell, McClover and Cox...just to name a few!!! Guys, it was your "Choice" to wear the Orange and Blue and it is time to show the nation that the Auburn program is still alive and that the state of Alabama is still ruled by the boys on the Plains!!!

It time for the Auburn Nation to stand up and shout -

"We an't going take this Bull Shit anymore, GO TO HELL ALABAMA"

PATRICK FAIN DYE - APPROVES THIS MESSAGE!!!
Trust me I know that the "Bear" was a cheat!!!


WRAS Picks the SEC - Week 14

Auburn (+14) @ SPUAT

Walt Flanagan: Auburn 17 - Those toothless, trailer park bastards 14
Morris Fenderbaum: Auburn 23 - University of Houndsteeth 21 CANNONBAAAAALLLLL!!!!!
Mickey Goldmill: Mickey's holed up in a meat locker punching slabs of beef in preparation for Saturday. He is unavailable for comment.

Ole Miss (-13.5) vs. Mississippi State

Walt Flanagan: Ole Miss 28 - Mississippi State 14
Morris Fenderbaum: Ole Miss 38 - Mississippi State 17
Mickey Goldmill: Mickey's also only eating raw eggs from now until Saturday, I guess in honor of the Egg Bowl.

LSU (-4.5) vs. Arkansas

Walt Flanagan: LSU 28 - Arkansas 21
Morris Fenderbaum: Arkansas 24 - LSU 18 CANNONBAAAAALLLLL RUN 2!!!!!
Mickey Goldmill: I'll call this "The Second Thought Bowl". The Hat having second thoughts about Ann Arbor and the Razorbacks having second thoughts about running off Houston Nutt.

Georgia (-8.5) vs. Georgia Tech

Walt Flanagan: UGa 24 - GT 21
Morris Fenderbaum: GT 27 - UGa 23 CANNONBAAAAALLLLL RUN 3: SPEED ZONE!!!!!
Mickey Goldmill: How good would Kodi, Super Mario and Benny Tate look in the nerd's offense?

Clemson (-1) vs. South Carolina

Walt Flanagan: USC 17 - Clemson 13
Morris Fenderbaum: USC 31 - Clemson 16
Mickey Goldmill: The only way I turn my head towards this game is if there is another brawl.



Florida (-15.5) @ Florida State

Walt Flanagan: Florida 45 - FSU 21
Morris Fenderbaum: Florida 48 - FSU 17
Mickey Goldmill: Another ACC team? Is this the SEC-ACC Challenge or something?

Tennessee (-4.5) vs. Kentucky

Walt Flanagan: UT 21 - UK 17
Morris Fenderbaum: UK 25 - UT 23 CANNONBAAAAALLLLL RUN EUROPE: GREAT ESCAPE!!!!!
Mickey Goldmill: Goodbye, Phil, have a donut on me.

Wake Forest (-4) vs. Vanderbilt

Walt Flanagan: Wake Forest 28 - Vanderbilt 17
Morris Fenderbaum: Wake Forest 28 - Vanderbilt 17
Mickey Goldmill: Just change this to WRAS Picks the ACC.

Last Week:

Walt: (1-3 straight up, 2-2 versus the spread)
Morris: (2-2, 2-2)
Mickey: (3-1, 3-1)

Total:

Walt: (62-26, 40-48)
Morris: (62-26, 46-42)
Mickey: (62-26, 42-46)

1970 Iron Bowl

1957 Iron Bowl

1986 Iron Bowl

2002 Iron Bowl

2004 Iron Bowl



2007 Iron Bowl Aftermath

Tillman On The End Around Reverse

11.25.2008

James Bostic

Nix to Sanders

1987 Iron Bowl

1982 Iron Bowl

1988 Iron Bowl

1997 Iron Bowl

Great Iron Bowl Upsets

Tre Smith

Bammer of the Day



Paper Shakers

Pat Dye Postgame Speech After 1989 Iron Bowl

Toomer's Corner 2007

Quentin Leads The Band In Rammer Jammer



Rammer Jammer, Go To Hell, Alabama



Got 11?

Go Crazy Cadillac!

Bo Over The Top

Bye Bye Bo

Punt Bama Punt

11.21.2008

Bammer of the Day

So You're Saying There's A Chance?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122723273538146713.html

Even a rule that prevents teams with lousy records from playing in bowls may have to be bent: There are 68 bowl berths available this season, but as of today, only 61 teams have enough wins (typically six) to qualify -- a potentially embarrassing situation that has forced the NCAA to start thinking about contingency plans which, it says, could involve letting in a team with a losing record.

WRAS Picks the SEC - Week 13

Since Auburn doesn’t have a chance of losing again this week, Mickey will make picks this week.

Vanderbilt (-3) vs. Tennessee

Walt Flanagan: Vandy 20 - UT 14
Morris Fenderbaum: Vandy 24 - UT 17
Mickey Goldmill: Vandy beats Phil. Sad, very Sad. Vandy 28 – UT 20

Florida (no line) vs. The Citadel

Walt Flanagan: Florida 56 - Citadel 7
Morris Fenderbaum: Florida 70 - Citadel 10 (playing a game versus The Citadel automatically disqualifies UF from BCS MNC game - see AU 2004 precedent)
Mickey Goldmill: As if you needed help with this one…UF 65 – Citadel 0

Mississippi State (-1) vs. Arkansas

Walt Flanagan: Arkansas 21 - MSU 13
Morris Fenderbaum: Arkansas 13 - MSU 9
Mickey Goldmill: Boy, these teams are bad, kinda like Auburn. It’s Petrino’s turn to get Croomed. Can we still use that term? Anyway. since the Hogs are traveling to Starkghanistan, Mickey likes the Bulldogs 21 – 17

LSU (-5) vs. Ole Miss

Walt Flanagan: LSU 27 - Ole Miss 23
Morris Fenderbaum: Ole Miss 20 - LSU 17 CANNONBAAAAALLLLL!!!!!
Mickey Goldmill: Can you say upset? Colonel Reb is cryin' no more. Hotty Toddy 30 – Deep Fried Cajun Nastiness 28

Last Week:

Walt: (5-1 straight up, 3-3 versus the spread)
Morris: (5-1, 4-2)
Mickey: (0-6, 0-6)

Total:

Walt: (61-23, 38-46)
Morris: (60-24, 44-40)
Mickey: (59-25, 39-45)

CFN Week 13 Preview

http://cfn.scout.com/2/778387.html

11.20.2008

Auburn Achieves Highest Ranking Since Before LSU Game

http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2008/11/20/disappointment-has-a-flavor-three/#more-7757

#3 on EDSBS' Top 5 Disappointments

Bammer of the Day

This is an email my future Bammer father-n-law sent me. Mind you, he grew up in Pennsylvania a Nittany Lion fan and his family are Auburn fans, but I digress. I just replied back with a picture of his first born wearing an Auburn shirt. There's no response to that!

I'll bet some form of this has come out with every coach they've had in the last 10 years. I love the part, "a great photograph of the three last week" as if it's real and Forrest Gump isn't a fictional character played by the guy from Bosom Buddies and he really did run that kick back for a touchdown.

Some interesting facts…a great photograph taken of the three last week

Both coaches coached at 3 universities before coming to Alabama.
Both coaches coached 1 year at their first coaching job.
Both coaches came to the University of Alabama with 91 wins.
Both coaches won their 100th game in their 2nd season at Alabama.
The 100th win was against Tulane for both coaches.
Even more interesting is the total points in the game against Tulane…you guessed it, the same (26) for Bryant 19-7, Saban 20-6.
Both coaches struggled with going to the pros and Bryant changed his mind, Saban did not but it was the same team, (Miami Dolphins) and it led to both getting back to Alabama.
ALABAMA was the second stop in the SEC for both of them and will most likely be where they both retire.

Plus, "AN" are the 4th and 5th letters of both of their last names!

11.18.2008

Bammer of the Day



Why do Bammers not like undershirts? Is it because they don't have necks?

11.14.2008

WRAS Picks the SEC - Week 12

Auburn is undefeated and all would be right with the world except for the fact it's basketball and nobody cares. War Damn Eagle! Mickey's not picking again until Auburn wins an SEC game.

Mississippi State (+19.5) @ SPUAT

Walt Flanagan: SPUAT 24 - MSU 3
Morris Fenderbaum: SPUAT 28 - MSU 13
Mickey Goldmill: Mickey can't handle picking SPUAT to win again.

South Carolina (+21) @ Florida

Walt Flanagan: Florida 35 - USC 17
Morris Fenderbaum: Florida 49 - USC 10
Mickey Goldmill: F the Gaytors, their crocs, jorts and their old coach.

Georgia (-8) @ Auburn

Walt Flanagan: Georgia 24 - Auburn 17
Morris Fenderbaum: Georgia 35 - Auburn 17
Mickey Goldmill: Maybe they'll turn the sprinklers on again. "UGa cam" was the worst idea ever.

UL Monroe (+21) @ Ole Miss

Walt Flanagan: Ole Miss 35 - ULM 7
Morris Fenderbaum: Ole Miss 38 - ULM 9
Mickey Goldmill: Remember the good ole days when ULM used to beat SPUAT?

Troy (+19.5) @ LSU

Walt Flanagan: LSU 38 - Troy 17
Morris Fenderbaum: LSU 31 - Troy 13
Mickey Goldmill: Is Tony Franklin back coaching at Troy yet?

Vanderbilt (+4.5) @ Kentucky

Walt Flanagan: Kentucky 17 - Vandy 10
Morris Fenderbaum: Kentucky 27 - Vandy 24
Mickey Goldmill: Kentucky and Vandy are going bowling. I'm gonna staple my eyelids shut.

Last Week:

Walt: (5-1 straight up, 3-3 versus the spread)
Morris: (4-2, 3-3)
Mickey: (5-1, 4-2)

Total:

Walt: (56-22, 35-43)
Morris: (55-23, 40-38)
Mickey: (59-19, 39-39)

Bammer of the Week


It's a sad day for me to see this. And what's up with the Cincinnati Reds' shirt?

Keys To An Auburn Win These Final Two Weeks

1. Don't hold on offensive line.
2. Don't move before the snap on offensive line.
3. Block for QB and don't let him get sacked.
4. Don't run backward when you have the ball.
5. Catch the ball if the QB throws it to you.
6. On defense, actually tackle the opposing player with the ball instead of staring as he runs by.
7. On coaching, don't call an option play for the short side of the field where there is no place to run.
8. On coaching, try a different play if the first 3 attempts at a play don't work.
9. On coaching, line up under center and try to run forward instead of east/west, before getting tackled for a one yard gain.
10. On coaching, use timeouts if there is still time to pull out a miraculous but dubious win.
11. On coaching, try to act like you are excited about being there and maybe the players will catch on.

Bammer of the Week

http://www.al.com/news/press-register/metro.ssf?/base/news/122657141687740.xml&coll=3

We have to stop all this red on red crime.

CFN SEC Week 12 Preview

http://cfn.scout.com/2/778387.html

11.13.2008

Jim Beam & Mountain Dew News

A long time ago YKWPD said, "to win the SEC you have to win Amen Corner". We have won the SEC six times and every time we won Amen Corner, but in 2008 it has a whole new meaning. Win Amen Corner and let the partying begin, split and we can look forward to a bright future, lose and we can allt hank God this year is over!!!

But DAMN IT - I BELIEVE AND YOU SHOULD ALSO!!!

This is the 112th meeting of the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry and is such a huge game every year recruiting wise because the way Auburn is so close to the Georgia state line. The state of Georgia has given Auburn some of its biggest coaches and players but none bigger than -

In 1978 Auburn wore orange jerseys against UGa for the 1st time since the Tulane game in 1955. Last year UGa wore black to get fired up. Maybe we should wear the orange to get the Tigers fired up.

Did UT Martin leave any in the locker room?

In the last 12 meetings the lower ranked or unranked team has won 7 times. Over the same period the teams have split the games.

AUBURN has won 51 consecutive games when the Tigers have scored 30 or more points.
Can you tell me when the last time the Tigers lost when scoring at least 30 points?

I know it's an early game but we can do this.

Last thought, I was in Athens last year and witnessed the dancing Dawgs and their classless act. I know that many of our players and fans are still upset with it and have been very public about it this week. One thing I love about AUBURN is that no matter what happens before, during or after a game the AUBURN NATION has always shown the most upright respect for the opponent and their fans. It has been 22 years since we turned on the sprinklers. So if somehow UGa gets out of hand, I know just the right person to call to get the switch flipped!!!

You think AU is MAN enough to beat them Dawgs? I hope so because if not the Loveliest Village on the Plains may not be so lovely anymore!!!

PATRICK FAIN DYE - APPROVES THIS MESSAGE!!!


11.10.2008

Football Dispute Leaves Two Dead

http://www.al.com/news/press-register/metro.ssf?/base/news/122631213873770.xml&coll=3

Is it just me or are there an inordinate amount of stories like this that involve Bammers?

11.07.2008

WRAS Picks the SEC - Week 11

SPUAT (-3.5) @ LSU

Walt Flanagan: SPUAT 24 - LSU 21
Morris Fenderbaum: LSU 28 - SPUAT 24
Mickey Goldmill: SPUAT 28 - LSU 21

Georgia (-10.5) @ Kentucky

Walt Flanagan: Georgia 24 - Kentucky 10
Morris Fenderbaum: Georgia 31 - Kentucky 20
Mickey Goldmill: Georgia 28 - Kentucky 14

South Carolina (-10) vs. Arkansas

Walt Flanagan: South Carolina 28 - Arkansas 17
Morris Fenderbaum: South Carolina 17 - Arkansas 13
Mickey Goldmill: South Carolina 27 - Arkansas 13

Tennessee (-25.5) vs. Wyoming

Walt Flanagan: Tennesse 28 - Wyoming 0
Morris Fenderbaum: Tennessee 38 - Wyoming 13
Mickey Goldmill: Tennessee 35 - Wyoming 7

Auburn (no line) vs. UT Martin

Walt Flanagan: Auburn 31 - UT Martin 10
Morris Fenderbaum: Auburn 35 - UT Martin 10
Mickey Goldmill: Auburn 28 - UT Martin 7

Florida (-23) @ Vanderbilt

Walt Flanagan: Florida 42 - Vandy 10
Morris Fenderbaum: Florida 55 - Vandy 17
Mickey Goldmill: Florida 56 - Vandy 14

Last Week:

Walt: (5-2 straight up, 3-4 versus the spread)
Morris: (5-2, 5-2)
Mickey: (5-2, 6-1)

Total:

Walt: (51-21, 32-40)
Morris: (51-21, 37-35)
Mickey: (54-18, 35-37)

11.04.2008

Auburn Doesn't Need A New Coach

It needs a new athletic director. So, I'm throwing my hat in the ring.

Yes we can!

Seriously though, college football is a big business and promoting old lettermen is not the way to run a progressive athletic department. The majority of schools are now hiring lawyers and people who have run multi-million dollar businesses to run the athletic department. This is what Auburn needs to compete going forward, not a quick fix at head coach.

Monday Night Football

Tough loss for the Redskins last night and Jason Campbell didn't have a great game. But Ron Jaworski called Campbell the first half MVP and Mike Tirico mentioned that Auburn was robbed in 2004.

Carlos Rogers had a nice game and should have had a pick six but dropped an easy interception.

11.03.2008

Regarding All the Coaching Rumors

Here's one I just heard in my head...AU is going to hire Boom as HC and Applewhite as OC from Texas (to stick it to Saban) with Ed Orgeron as the DL coach. David Cutcliffe has staged a coup to oust Fulmer backed by Johnny Majors and Spurrier is going back to Duke. Clemson is bringing Rich Rodriguez back and Les Miles will take over at Michigan. Jimbo Fisher is going to back out on his commitment to FSU and return to LSU leaving Tommy Bowden to replace Diddy Bowden who will hire Terry as his OC.

Breaking News out of Knoxville

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3679810

Phillip Fulmer, who a decade ago brought Tennessee its first national championship in 47 years, will not return as the Volunteers' coach next year, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

An announcement is being planned for later Monday at Neyland Stadium. Fulmer, who has won 150 games at his alma mater and is the dean of SEC coaches, met with Tennessee officials Monday morning, and they reached a mutual agreement that it would be best for all parties if Fulmer did not return next season.

The sides also agreed that Fulmer would coach the remainder of the 2008 season.
The Vols (3-6, 1-5 SEC) have lost four straight games and are in danger of posting their second losing season in the last four years.

"Anybody that likes Tennessee and cares about what the product looks like on the field is frustrated," Fulmer said Sunday night, according to The Tennessean.

In the story posted on the Nashville newspaper's Web site, Fulmer told his coaches in a Sunday meeting to shield the players from their frustration.

"It's about our energy, the looks in our eyes, our demeanor and how we approach it in meetings and film sessions," Fulmer said about his coaching staff, according to the Tennessean. "We're professionals and we have and we will continue to be looking forward to playing."

There had been increasing scrutiny on Fulmer, who took over full time as head coach in 1993 and has been at his alma mater as a player, assistant coach and head coach for more than 30 years.

The Vols won the national title in 1998 and were one of the top programs in all of college football in the 1990s, but the program hasn't been the same this decade. They've lost 31 games since the end of the 2001 season.

Chris Low covers the SEC for ESPN.com.

Auburn Needs to Visit This Place

Let me start off by saying this has been the most excruciating and tiring Auburn season of my lifetime. I have never seen an Auburn team play this poorly and it's sapping my strength.

Coach Tubs says that this team hasn't quit and I don't think the players have but what is going on with this team? When AU had the ball around the 40 yard line towards the end of the first half and 3 timeouts left, why weren't they trying to score?

I didn't go to the game and have been fighting a sore throat so I spent a lot of time Saturday on the couch watching football. I watched Michigan State, Northwestern, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech, and others for long periods of time and I figured out one thing about the zone-read handoff play that Auburn can't run effectively to save their lives; when AU hands off to the RBs, they try to run out wide and it never works. The teams that I saw play on Saturday who run this play do one thing on that play - they run it up the middle. Running it out wide allows fast defenses to contain it while up the middle it's a quick-hitter and doesn't allow the defense to react quickly enough. The only time it ever works running out wide is if you have someone as fast as Percy Harvin, and I love Benny Tate and Brad Lester but they aren't that fast. So why do we continue to do that?

I want Tubs to stay on as coach but a complete overhaul of the offensive staff is needed. If Tubs stays and hires an outside OC then every single member of the offensive staff (except for maybe Eddie Gran) should have to interview for their jobs. If the OC decides he wants to keep them, then so be it, but it should be up to him to have the staff around him that he wants. Not one he's forced into.