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Nations Fall…Family lasts Forever

Nations Fall…Family lasts Forever

Excuses, justifications and spin in response to poisoning of Toomer’s Corner oaks fail to meet basic standards of common sense

It’s been a few days now since news first broke that the hallowed oaks at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn had been poisoned. The alleged perpetrator of this vile act has been caught and incarcerated. The initial rush of outrage has subsided somewhat as both Auburn and Alabama fans settle into a ‘what now?’ mode.

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Tradition and Trees

Tradition and Trees

The rivalry between Auburn and Alabama has always been known for its passion and intensity. The relative proximity of the two schools, the close familial relationships of the two fanbases and the history of success that each can boast is part of what makes the rivalry rise above all others. But there’s bad blood and then there’s malicious ignorance.

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Damn Scarbinsky, is this the best you can do?

Damn Scarbinsky, is this the best you can do?

Kevin Scarbinsky, sports columnist for the Birmingham News, had a problem. His editor had chewed him out on Monday and he had a column due on Tuesday. His original column idea had been canned because of the butt chewing his editor had delivered and now he was facing a deadline. […]

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Dedications, congratulations and advice from 2010

Dedications, congratulations and advice from 2010

To all of those who were outraged and in shock when Gene Chizik was hired as head football coach – and despite the revisionist history displayed by many, we were legion – it’s time to admit that maybe judging the Auburn coach on his short history of non-success as Iowa […]

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Newton Smear Campaign?

Cam Newton addresses some of the allegations against him, In yesterday's press conference.

In what to some appears to be an orchestrated character assassination targeted at Auburn super junior and clear Heisman front runner Cameron Newton, a series of articles have appeared in recent days attempting to tie him and/or his family to recruiting improprieties and accuse him of running afoul of academic […]

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Who’s on the outside looking in?

Could it turn out to be 2004 for Auburn all over again?  There is still a lot of season left to be played.

It could be 2004 all over again.  Two teams start 1 and 2.  They don’t lose.  Everyone else left out.  But it could be even worse. Here’s the list (typical of every year) of the two teams that actually control their own destiny: 1.  Alabama 2.  Ohio State But here’s […]

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