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Monday, November 19, 2007

If You Are A College Football Fan...

Saturday at 700 pm central on ESPN - The Iron Bowl features the University of Alabama coming to Auburn University for the rivalry that ESPN calls the greatest rivalry in college football. Sports Illustrated ranks only the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry higher in all of sports.

This is a rivalry that dates back to 1893. Alabama leads the series 38-32, but Auburn has won the last five. It is impossible to express what passions that this game ignites. In the state of Alabama you have to declare your allegiance early, preferably by the first grade, or you can be banished from the state. Coaching careers have been broken by not winning this one game! Following the retirement of Bear Bryant, Ray Perkins was run out of Tuscaloosa for losing to Auburn - at the end of a 10-1 season.

Mike Shula, the coach for the past five years, never won an Iron Bowl, losing five in a row and three of them at home. He was unceremoniously fired for that achievement. Alabama is 0-6 in Tuscaloosa against Auburn, Auburn is 12-2 against Alabama at home. (Long story - The series, until 1989, was played at a "neutral" site)

If you are a college football fan, tune in for the biggest game of the year in the SEC. Obob, congrats to your Buckeyes, but OSU-Michigan pales in comparison to this one...

War Eagle to all, and I will see you at the "Lovliest village on the Plains" on Saturday!

6 Posts From Readers:

Obob said...

no offense taken. Do have a paypal acount set up for bail? Or do we call random lock ups to get you out after a win?

American Interests said...

Robert, it's almost that time, I am making the rounds to say Happy Thanksgiving!

Robert (Conservative Commentary) said...

LMAO at Obob. I had not considered a paypal account for bail money...But we will be in Auburn Saturday and I can dodge the five-o there. Even today I know all the shortcuts to the old frat house.....

However, if you feel the desire to contribute because I am much slower these days, I will email you a deposit slip....

Conservative Chic said...

Good luck Robert! My fingers are crossed for ya!

The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

An elephant on the table. You think they might be Democrats ? LOL

Happy Thanksgiving my friend and good luck to Auburn!

Donald Douglas said...

Great football day tomorrow!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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