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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Get to know: Auburn University

In an effort to educate our readers on some of the college football traditions they might not be familiar with at other schools around the country, this is the first in an occasional series.

Today's school: Auburn University

Like many college football fans across the country, we at the M Zone have always been a little confused about just what the mascot/nickname at Auburn University really is: the Tiger or the War Eagle.

And raising the question must be a sore subject because, on Auburn's official website, they devote an entire page to the explanation. Apparently their nickname is the Tigers while "War Eagle!" (and never "War Eagles!" with an "s," another testy issue) is their battle cry. Like that one friend who always corrects you by saying his name is "Michael" not "Mike," this must be a huge problem judging from the tone of the page (and don't even ask about "Plainsmen," yet another sometime Auburn nickname from long ago).

Luckily, Auburn officials clear it all up, summing up their mascot situation this way: "It may be confusing to an outsider, but to Auburn people, it is very simple. That's why War Eagle VI, Auburn's golden eagle symbol, is named Tiger!"

Uh...ok.

That's where we come in.

In an effort to make things easier for college football fans everywhere (and save a page on the Auburn University website), we here at the M Zone have come up with a simple solution that should please everybody: combine the two mascots. Duh.

That's why we're proud to present below the first rough looks at the new - say it with me - Auburn War Tig...eag...er!



Followed by, "Go Plainsmen!," the new battle cry.

See, that's what we do here at the M Zone, folks - we give.

UPDATE: First of all, thanks to both Alabama and Auburn fans for all your comments. We had no idea how much bad blood you guys had for each other. Truly impressive. As such, we have put up a post about a "BCS" match-up between the two schools.

243 comments:

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Kyle King said...

As a University of Georgia graduate and Bulldog football fan, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Yost said...

LOL. Thanks, K2.

Wangs said...

Excellent. I can see clearly now. War Tig-eag-er. Go Plain Men.

Next, can you explain Roll Tide and the Barnum, Baily elephant at Alabama. I simply do not get it with these Alabamiansters.

War Damn Eagle! said...

That's hillarious. As an Auburn student I would hope that you would clear up the mascot situation at UGA next. Who actually is their dog mascot, Ugga, Hairy Dawg, or the women(because everybody knows all the pretty girls in Georgia go to Auburn)

Yost said...

Nice, a little intra-league smack talk that's not M/Tosu for a change. Well done, WDE.

Anonymous said...

cool. As an Auburn Tiger, I can give you another way to look at the situation. Michigan's mascot is Wolverine and according to my Michigan buddies in the south, your battle cry is "Go Blue". So, It's not Michigan Blues or "Go Wolves". BTW, since your a rival, what is a Buckeye ? This Auburn Tiger says "War Eagle" to all you Maze and Blue!!! ko tiger

CapBuck said...

Anon,

Since I am the resident Buckeye around here lately (at least since you guys pissed off D-Buck something fierce), I guess I'll offer the answer to your question. Officially, the buckeye is the nut that grows on the state tree. Also officially, its poisonous. So if you wanted to, you could call us the Ohio State Poisonous Nuts, but the powers that be in the university press relations office determined that 'Buckeyes' sounded more catchy. The buckeye is also the form that makes up the head of the school mascot, Brutus the Buckeye. Now, when you take a poisonous nut and blow it up to mascot-head size you get a rather curious looking costume. I used to have an Irish friend (of the Notre Dame variety) who told me that Brutus looked like a 'hamburger head.' I know that I like Brutus, but I'll leave your minds up to, well, you to make.

CapBuck said...

"...we at the M Zone have always been a little confused about just what the mascot/nickname at Auburn University really is: the Tiger or the War Eagle.
And raising the question must be a sore subject because, on Auburn's official website, they devote an entire page to the explanation."

A perfect example of a university trying to clearly detail what its 'official' name and other pertinent data is. This reminds me a bit of a discussion we had about my favorite college team and the 'official' addition of one 'the' (or two of them, mr. wangs).

And if you're looking for great mascots, check out my alma mater (D-3, so not exactly a football powerhouse). Sure, we're the 'Crusaders' now (with all those socio-political implications, mind you), but we were once known as the 'Fighting Lutherans,' with a copy-cat image of the Notre Dame mascot re-branded in a different color scheme. Really. No, really, I honestly wish I was kidding, but I'm not.

Anonymous said...

Get to know Michigan: They suck!
War damn Eagle and Go Tigers!

Yost said...

Nice to see you have such a good sense of humor, Anon. And clever comment. Really.

Andrew said...

wow, anon (the first one). if you have trouble distinguishing between a Wolverine and "Go Blue!" (which happens to be one of our school colors), then there is little hope for you.

War Eagle (an animal that has nothing to do with school colors); Tiger (another animal that has nothing to do with school colors); and Plainsmen (people, presumably, that have nothing to do with school colors). See, Michigan has a mascot and school colors. Auburn has, well, a confusing bevy of characters that all somehow are/are not/are sort of mascots/battlecries/general references to the school at large.

yeah, there's a real parallel there.

as for alabama, i can only assume that they're all redneck republicans.

paulwesterdawg said...

"as for alabama, i can only assume that they're all redneck republicans."

God willing they are.

Yeahcomeon.

georgiadawg said...

Pure GOLD! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Oh and as for the contention from the AU tigermanplaincryeagle student/fan/alum about the all the pretty girls in Georgia attending eaglecrywarplaintiger,.....

THOSE ARE MEN!!!!!!

Orson Swindle said...

Thank God for unambiguous mascotry. Ours is a prehistoric carnivorous lizard that can live for hours after its brain is blown out of its head. This explains how we survived that '94 game, dammit...

Newspaper Hack said...
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Anonymous said...

It funny how some peoples lives hinge on such trivial issues. Pick up a football, not a remote to relive the days you never had. It's sad. It's funny. It's both...It's a Saturday Night Live skit? It's an epitaph on a tombstone. "How I lived: I didn't. The End."

Yost said...

Anon,

I'm not quite sure what trivial issues you are referring to. This post which was obviously done in jest? Or could you simply commenting on how sad it is for someone to think the original post was sad then takes that sadness to 11 by taking the time to log in and comment on said sad post?

MikeUM85 said...

But wait, it gets better. If you've ever been to an Auburn game, you'll hear the chant "weagle, weagle, war damn eagle".

This is of course conducted in strongly-accented, high-pitched Southern, so it sounds more like a pack of Munchkins chanting "waygle waygle war daym aygle".

Now can somebody tell me wtf a "weagle" is? Just a nifty rhyming word I guess.

M-fan. Dawg-fan.

Anonymous said...

yost, what's your occupation? There's much truth in jest. Put it to rest. nothing personal, just an observation.

Anonymous said...

"as for alabama, i can only assume that they're all redneck republicans."

Boy, now there's an enciteful, intelligent comment. Hey here's an idea, let's all be stereotypical and just start randomly lambasting everyone, no matter where their place of birth or residence. Would it make you happy if I responded with some other stereotypical comment like "Shut up you Dang Reconstructionist Yankee!"

Oh, and here's your elephant story if you're interested in knowing.

Good Luck next season. ROLL TIDE!!

Alabama Elephant Story

-Jon
Univ. of Alabama '02

Anonymous said...

First for the Georgia fans... Its to bad you want to try to make yourselves feel better because as of late you have had to hear the chants over and over as you lose to Auburn(especially in Athens) and once again be at most second best in the SEC. Tennessee and Florida have dominated the east over the last decade and your program has continued to be second rate(don't look now but the old ball coach is about to have your number once again). And for the damn Michigan yankees, your stupidity on the issue is suprising. For a program that has nothing to brag on execpt the past, you would think that you all would understand tradition. Tradition is where everything is derived from, try to not make yourselves sound so dumb due to ignorance.
-From the loveliest village on the Plains (wow! that must be where the term Plainsmen comes from)

steve said...

Gotta love this post. If you mentioned UGA Safety School this would be even better. You should have also mentioned that their basketball arena is a dump that uses video technology from the Early '80s.

Anonymous said...

Hey Michigan needs to be living in the past because they sure havent won anything in the present. Do you guys even still have a football coach? lol. ROLL TIDE.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah Auburn sucks. ROLL TIDE!!!!

Benny Friedman said...

Wow, anonymous 'Bama fan. One Cotton-Bowl winning season and you're pretty high and mighty. Yeah, Michigan's won two Big Ten titles in the past three years. It's been eight years, but we won a national title too. 7-5 sucked this year, but we've had some recent success - something 'Bama hasn't had much of.
Oh, yeah, we still have a coach and he's not sexually harrassing his secretary, paying recruits, or having a stripper order room service to his room.

Anonymous said...

A. ALABAMA
U. USUALLY
B. BEATS
U. US
R. RED
N. NECKS

See Auburn is really an acronym.

Anonymous said...

I imagine this topic was brought up to help distract you Michigan fans from your pathetic 7-5 season.

Barry Bama said...

To answer someones question of what is a Buckeye - its a hairless nut!

Barry Bama
from Tennessee

Anonymous said...

In Alabama everyone knows the difference between Dynasty and
Wanna-Be is about 187 miles and
11 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Anonymous said...

How about this thought for an acronym for Auburn... 4 in a row!!!! Did Brodie just get sacked again? Well see you next year again in that dump you call a campus. By the way have you ever beaten us there?

Yost said...

Anon,

No, this post wasn't brought up to distract us from our 7-5 season (that's what the pix of the ASU cheerleader turned porno star are for).

This was, get ready, just a joke, man. Shocking, I know. But it was all done in good fun.

Anonymous said...

13-0 2004 When was the last time Michigan went UNDEFEATED.

Anonymous said...

Hey WDE !!You got that partially right.All the pretty Georgia girls THAT CANNOT GET INTO UGA GO TO AUBURN,that little piece of crap on the plains that is only good for such great traditions as throwing toilet paper in an oak tree.

Yost said...

Anon,

Last time we went undefeated was '97. Thanks for asking.

And as I said above: this mascot thing is called a joke. We didn't insult your mother or beat up your grandma. Remember - you're reading a blog.

I hope you get this worked up about the important things in life.

Anonymous said...

BRRRR!!!! You can realy tell when the cabin fever starts to set in up North.

Anonymous said...

All you guys (ya'll for us in the south) are hilarious! Doesn't anybody have a sense of humor? You see, this football thing is a lot like the economy. It seems to cycle up and then down over a period of years. It's like acne to the adolescent; nothin' much you can do about it, just wait 'til it's over. Firing the coach doesn't work either. Some of us are able to make it to the top a few (maybe a dozen?) more times than others, but we all have our ups and downs. I don't know of any school that has failed to have their down times. The years when you suck make the winning that much sweeter. Even dynasties like Auburn used to suck too. See how much better it is now that you won a few games? I don't mean to BADGER you, but can you see what I'm getting at? I once knew a lady named inGA, who said TECHnology was way cool! But unLeSs yoU accept who you are, thevoices will get you! A wise man once said .........


RAMMER JAMMER YELLER HAMMER!!!
ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Michigan 13-0 in 1997 - AP/UPI National Champions
Alabama 13-0 in 1993 - AP/UPI National Champions
Auburn 13-0 in 2004 - Um...Opelika, AL online poll "national champions"?... Oh well, I guess they were number one in somebody's book.

BTW what is the all time record between Alabama and Michigan? just curious.

AUDan said...

As an Auburn grad and fan I can say "that's pretty funny". I think it WOULD be cool if we had a big ol Tiger headed Eagle as a mascot. Opponents would tremble. Or at least look up and drop the ball.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing much cooler than the sight of Tiger the eagle soaring over the stadium while thousands of fans scream "War Eagle!" Goose bump time!

Anonymous said...

The last time I was at Jurdon-Hair that bird crapped on a lady 2 rows in front of me. I think he was trained to do it. It should have to wear a diaper like coach tubby.

Ty Meeks said...

That might be the funniest thing I have ever seen. Don't worry, even SEC fans don't understand Auburn people. They had a good streak against THE University of Alabama while we were on probation. The funny thing is that they think that this is an accomplishment! The whole country will see again who really owns football in the state of Alabama. By the way, whoever said that Auburns campus is better than Bama's is either mentally retarded, blind, or has never stepped foot on the grounds at the Capstone.

Weagle...Weagle...(What the hell is that?)

Roll Tide!

Tony said...

Wow! I'm used to seeing this back and forth on the Bama and Auburn forums but it appears to have no bounds. Wonder if you could start something on an Islamic web site and have the Alabama and Auburn people still go at it? This is hillarious that the banter can completely take over a Michigan forum. Again. Wow!

Anonymous said...

BTW:
The all time record between Alabama
and Michigan is Bama has 1 win
Blue has 2. There are 0 ties and the total points scored is Bama 75
Blue 77

Anonymous said...

I also wonder about Alabama where their team is called "Crimson Tide", which is an algae bloom which turns the water crimson and kills fish, yet their mascot is an elephant. What do elephants and algae have in common?

Anonymous said...

13-0 in 2004
Opelika National Champs WOW!

See Auburn, The reason you don't get any respect and never will is
Well first you're Auburn and second
look at the map their is no state
named Auburn. And Tubby jumping on
ESPN did'nt help either.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A. ALABAMA
U. USUALLY
B. BEATS
U. US
R. RED
N. NECKS

See Auburn is really an acronym.

WHAT I REALLY MEANT TO SAY....
A. ALABAMA
U. USUALLY
B. BOWS TO
U. US
R. ROUND
N. NOVEMBER

"The real acronym"

scott said...

I guess the michigan fans are getting a first hand look at the hate that Auburn and Bama fans have for each other. As an Auburn fan i found your post rather amusing. Very appropriate since everyone other than in staters have trouble understanding it.

To all the haters (bama fans), i just want to say to, beware the thumb!!!!

Yost said...

Scott,

Yeah, I have to admit, I was kind of surprised that this post is still getting so much traffic. Wow. Nice venom going back and forth here.

It's amazing how, if you put up something regarding one side or the other of a big rivalry, fans from both schools will eventually find it and then lash each other repeatedly.

Damn, I love college football!

Anonymous said...

Auburn hands down graduates the most CEOs/professionals in the state of Alabama. Most Auburn fans went to Auburn. Most Alabama fans are lucky to have finished high school...I'd like to see those stats. Football never determines a good school.

Anonymous said...

All this slammin' makes me want to move up North and live my own Brokback Mountain story... bbbbaaaahhhhh.... bbbaaaaaahhh...... YEEHAW!!

Danny Hammond said...

So, I don't have any affiliation with Auburn or Alabama, but just to stir things up a bit...Didn't Auburn just have their accreditation challenged by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools? For those of you who are not involved in academia, when a school's ability to control itself is challenged in such a manner, it is a HUGE embarrassment and black mark for the school. While Auburn did finally regain control, this is certainly an indication that all of this Auburn as borderline Ivy League talk should be put to rest.

Anonymous said...

Hey Wolverines... don't you know the difference between a bald eagle (our national bird) and the golden eagle (Auburn's lesser feathered friend)?

AU Fan in ATL said...

OK... I'll admit that your combo mascot is kinda cute and, as far as I know, original...
'Course, with all the replies to the blog, now your site has devoted an entire page to the issue!
From someone who does fully understand allow me to simply say "War Eagle"!

Anonymous said...

Y'all be in a mess-a-trouble once UAB gives Watson Brown the ax. Den we get a real team in dixie.

Anonymous said...

UAB a real team! You have to be kidding. How can 175 years of tradition compete with a satellite campus?

Big Dog said...

As an Auburn graduate I find this pretty funny...because its a joke people. Nice website also. The pictures of the two mascots were hilarious.

Yost said...

Thanks, BigDog.

Appreciate the comment and you stopping in to check out the site.

Steve Duer said...

I have degrees from both Auburn and Alabama. I was raised in the Auburn area and am an Auburn fan. I found the posted pictures funny.

I get the War Eagle, Tiger thing, what I have never gotten is the Plainsman thing. It is not geographically correct at all. I walked those rolling hills on campus.

BTW you were linked from a Bama recruiting blog on AL.com (Birmingham News, Mobile Press & Huntsville Times combined site). I bet you'll get some traffic now.

Yost said...

Steve,

Yeah, I saw that. Pretty cool. I wondered how so many Auburn and 'Bama fans suddenly found us out here in our little outpost of cyberspace.

Anonymous said...

Danny Hammond you are correct about AU's accreditation being threatened. As a matter of fact the school was placed on probation during the 2004 year. Coincidentally every undefeated season Auburn has had was during a time of probation. In 57 & 93 by the NCAA and 04 by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. What a shitty school.
Waygle! Waygle! War Daym Aygle!

Anonymous said...

go big blue??? wolverines??? same problem fellas.... which is it??? go on a road game, play in a tough stadium, then get back to me... michigan can't beat auburn, you can talk about our mascots all you want... i mean, how creative is "go big blue"? i have a niece that is 1 yr old and she could've come up with that one... see michigan, that's what i do, i light up sissy schools that have gone down hill in the last 5 yrs...

Anonymous said...

and by the way..... how did the mighty michigan finish up this year?? oh thats right, they got rolled by NEBRASKA! good lord give me a break... and what was michigan's final ranking? anyone? anyone? bueller? bueller? that's what i thought

Yost said...

Anon,

Our record was 7-5 and we ended up unranked in either final poll for the first time since, I believe, the '84 season. But thanks for asking.

Did these pictures REALLY upset you that much?

Yost said...

"see michigan, that's what i do, i light up sissy schools that have gone down hill in the last 5 yrs..."

Actually, let me take a guess what you do...

While working some shit job, you secretly sneak into your boss' cubicle (god knows you don't have an office) and spend your 10 minute smoke break searching the Internet for free porn. When that fails, you log onto the fan boards of your favorite school (which you couldn't either a) get into or b) never graduated from) to talk smack in a vain effort to make yourself feel better about living in a rented one bedroom apartment with only old Maxim magazines to "score" with at night.

How close was I?

Yost said...

Actually, I take that back:

You don't live in a one bedroom apartment, you still live with your parents.

Anonymous said...

I love the pics of the Auburn mascots. And I think I've seen one or two of those animals "live" in Auburn. You know, as the "Ag College" they do a lot of experimenting down there. As for Bama's mascot,(since someone wanted to know) from the early days of football and sportswriting, grew our nicknames. They wrote of our team when they took the field as a great "Crimson Tide" rolling over our opponents and then someone wrote that our defense looked like a thundering herd of pachyderms mowing down their opposition. Therefore, as teams adopted animals as mascots, we took the elephant and the battle cry "Roll Tide" makes good sense don't you think? At any rate, at least its not a Teagle or an Eaigre.

Anonymous said...

hey buddy, internet porn is for home time... i spned my breaks looking at our top 10 recruiting class.... and by the way, why is it michigan wouldn't sign a home and home series against auburn? Is it because they are scared to come down south in the sec where real football is played and we actually have loud stadiums? or are they just too arrogant?

Anonymous said...

Love the Auburn Mascots. Woulndn't that be a funny looking costume. To explain the Crimson Tide and the Elephant. They say that a herd of elephants looks like the tide cominging in and the school color is crimson, so the crimson tide.

Anonymous said...

As you can see, most AU post are coming out of Atlanta. They don't even have electricity in Auburn, much less the internet.

MunWolff said...

The venom from the Auburn fans is the result of being bitter about always being an "also ran"...I love they are so proud of the "FOUR"...enjoy it while you can AwBarn...

flame on Barners...

Roll Damn Tide!

spadream.blogspot.com

History of Barns said...

Thre is more. You haven't touched the surface. See, Auburn is an agricultural schol. Full of BARNS. They decided to take AU and add it to BARN to create their name, AU-BARN. But to be wild and crazy they changed the A to U since the other school in the state used a lot of A's in its name and finally deciding on AUBURN. Aren't they smart?

Tider4life said...

To make it even more interesting or maybe confusing, Auburn once (yes ONE time) won a national championship. Were they called Auburn then? NO! They were API for Alabama Poytechnic Institute.

Another reason for me to to say ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!

BaggyPantsDevil said...

Yost,

Having been through this part of the country several times I have to offer up a couple of corrections.

While working some shit job, you secretly sneak into your boss' cubicle (god knows you don't have an office)

More than likely, this guy splits time between opperating a meth lab in a shack out in the woods and selling bales of pine needles along the roadside.

You don't live in a one bedroom apartment, you still live with your parents.

The domicile of choice, in these parts is a trailer.

And for the folks that actually have a sense of humor about the joke, I do love the Sweet Tea and Barbecue that's in abundance in the South.

Yost said...

"hey buddy, internet porn is for home time"

Well, at least we finally agree on something.

Bamatlanta said...

Well done. As an Alabama alum I can assure you there is no way to make sense of the many mascots of Alabama Polytechnical Institute. As to our mascot situation.......... never mind. Roll TIde!

Anonymous said...

The reason Michigan won't schedule a home/home series with Auburn:

Significant risk of Auburn buying it's way out of the game when the fumes of '04 leave them mediocre once again. (See FSU a few years back)

Anonymous said...

Want to know what really goes on in Auburn besides all the sodomy? Read this an article originally published in the New York Times but this link is from an Auburn website:

http://69.93.47.98/~wdt/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=198

Yost said...

Wow, I thought the M/OSU rivalry was bitter. This is incredible!

Very impressed, folks. Very impressed by the level of, shall we say, "dislike" on both sides.

BaggyPantsDevil said...

Anyone actually remember the outcome of the last time Michigan and Auburn played each other? It sure is odd that no one’s talking shit about that.

OK, maybe it’s not so odd.

Anonymous said...

Poll:

What will be the high water mark for the Barn in the next 50 years?

(NOTE: 49 years ago they accomplished 1/2 NC while on probation, so I figure they're due over the next 50 years)

A) SEC West Champs
B) 1/2 NC on Probation
C) 1/2 NC off Probation
D) Convincing recruits they're
not in Georgia.

Someone keep up with this for me...I may have to go to Auburn to get my daughter a pet donkey.

Roll Tide!

Tittsmagee said...

This post is hillarious. I just wish some one could explain this idiotic phrase "WEAGLE WEAGLE". Its kinda like the AU fans didnt have anything else to say. Oh well, maybe Tommy "EARS" Tubby can explain this to us all. And as for Michigan, good luck next season, all football powerhouses have there down seasons. I hope our teams have a chance to play a game together soon. Maybe a NC game. ROLL TIDE!!!

P.S.

In response to the "Honk if You Sacked Brodie" bumper stickers:

1. Honk if you won 10 games this season.

2. Honk if you sat with four fingers wagging in the air for six weeks,
while sporting your goofy grin, instead of making a game plan for your
bowl game.

3. Honk if you embarrassed your conference by getting dominated by a
slow Big Ten team with three losses.

4. Honk if your team didn't give up over 400 yards of offense in a game
the entire season; honk twice if you gave up more than 500 to a middle
of the pack offense.

5. Honk if you won 10 games and finished in the top 10 with eight fewer
scholarship players than everyone else, and without your #1 play maker
and #1 offensive lineman, for the season.

6. Honk if you view a 10 win season as meeting expectations, and you
will not organize a parade and order rings to celebrate it.

7. Honk if, in your program's worst hour, you still have managed to have
two ten win seasons during the four year stretch.

8. Honk if your coach acts as if he has won before ever achieving
success.

9. Honk if you've been to 53 bowl games (NCAA record), and won 30 of
them (also an NCAA record).

10. Honk if you've had 28 10-win seasons (yet another NCAA record).

Funny how quiet those Auburn horns are now. . .

Bamatlanta said...

I don't wish to be disrespectful of Yost or UM/OSU but that rivalry is mere child's play compared to Alabama v. Alabama Polytech.

Anonymous said...

Listen, to all you befuddled Michigan folk who had not the slightest inkling of the nature of Southern football, allow me to explain...

Down here in 'Bama, we have nothing else but college football. No pro sports. No major cultural attractions. A government that's corrupt and an economy that's nothing to brag about. And no real major public figures, like actors or singers, from 'Bama with which we can associate ourselves. For a lot of the population down here, college football affiliation is the major, and in some cases I'd even say the only, form of home-town association that garners any pride. Alabama football earned many accolades over the years, and Auburn has risen to national prominence in recent years... and the rivalry between to two is ugly, brutal in ways you wouldn't imagine. For example, on the night before the Iron Bowl this past season, a 'Bama fan (some say student) knifed a group of Auburn fraternity brothers, who were (allegedly) getting kind of physical with him.

Now you Michigan people have the Lions. You have the Pistons. You have the Lions. You have a major metro area that acts as a cultural center. Alabama has... college football. And that's it. No matter what Lee Korso thinks, Ohio State- Michigan cannot compare to Alabama-Auburn, simply because the folks down here have literally nothing else to think about for the 355 days in the year when Alabama doesn't play Auburn. It is a visceral hatred.

Hope that sheds some light on why such a seemingly innocent post stirred up the hornets' nest.

Anonymous said...

Okay... said lions twice, meant to say lions AND tigers...

Anonymous said...

First of all, talking to a Michigan fan is like talking to a Bamer fan, they live in the past. Paul Bryant isnt coming back...hes not even the winningest coach anymore. A lot of talk from the bamers who have beat Auburn in 4 years???? Its not even a big deal to beat bama anymore, kind of like beating Miss State....who cares. The way I see it is that bama is down right now and now they are Auburn's shadow. Also to the bamers....mix in a win against
Auburn at Bryant Denny too.

Benny Friedman said...

Anon, it's bad enough we have the Lions, you don't have to mention it twice. Thanks for reading and thanks for the correction. We also have something called hockey that's pretty big in the area.

RedElefant said...

If the actual truth be known...we Pachyderms from the other side of the state refer to them as 'Barners' or 'War Chickens'! They have the largest cow pasture in the world so therefore it's safe to assume they are fulla Chit as well :-). Go Blue and Roll Tide Roll!!! "RedElefant"

Anonymous said...

Another difference between Auburn fans and Alabama fans is that Auburn fans can spell virtual.

Yost said...

Anon,

When you said we in Michigan had a "major metro area that acts as a cultural center," you weren't talking about Detroit, were you?

Uh...

Anonymous said...

THIS IS WHY AU-BAMA IS THE GRIMIEST RIVALRY OUT THERE... WE'VE TURNED A MICHIGAN SITE INTO AN IRON BOWL GRUDGE MATCH... GOTTA LOVE THE SOUTH... WAR DAMN EAGLE! MAYBE ONE DAY BAMA WILL BEAT AUBURN AGAIN, BUT DON'T COUNT ON IT THIS YEAR.....
BUCK FAMA !!!!!!!!

BaggyPantsDevil said...

You know things are bad in the state of Alabama when they are envious of Detroit.

Tider said...

it is a different world in Alabama when it comes to college football. I don't fear the thumb I loath the Barn.

Chuck Norris said...

Instead of normal birth, Chuck Norris punched his way through his mothers womb. Shortly thereafter, he grew a beard.

jdk said...

To respond to #8 from Tittsmagee. How did Shula "act as if he'd won" exactly? By saying "f..." right before every commercial break for two years?

Tittsmagee said...

JDK,

Perhaps you did not notice that #8 was about Tommy "EARS" Tubby. BTW, how are those FAKE 2004 National championship rings treating your football players?

BaggyPantsDevil said...

Benny,

Southerners have no clue what hockey is. You may as well be talking about Buzkashi.

I once watched the Fort Bragg hockey team--guys who practiced from time to time in between 12 hour workdays--beat the crap out of the University of Tennessee hockey team. That was once I got over the shock that UT even had a hockey team.

jdk said...

They're great! They have a spot right next to the apparently permanent case for the Iron bowl trophy. Thanks for getting your SGA President to sing for us again.

Silly bammer... you can't talk smack when you lose. You really can't when you lose 4 straight. But keep on living in the past and hugging your houndstooth hat.

Anonymous said...

Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, and yes even Auburn.. All fine institutions with great football history. Each with its own traditions. I do find the humor in this. My only exception is that we are all redneck republicans. I wonder about the intelligence level of someone who wants to live in 3 feet of snow. Nice and sunny here in Bama today. Can't read a green throw a snowdrift

Bamatlanta said...

Hockey? How did we get onto that thread? Could we please return to something important like hating Auburn? Ice is for tailgating coolers.

Anonymous said...

For any of you golfers up there I am sure you have heard of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. As a Alabama resident I have played the courses down at Opelikia/Auburn. The best sign I have ever seen was in the restroom. Laminated and hanging over the toilet was a sign that read please do not drink the water. I just had to wonder is this for the locals knowledge or the Yankee tourists that come through? What brought on the need for this sign? Did someone walk in on Lloyd Car with his head in the commode?

Bamatlanta said...

By the way, we are not all republicans and by extension rednecks. Of course I do live in Atlanta.............. one of the blue urban archipelagoes in the south.

Yost said...

"I do live in Atlanta......one of the blue urban archipelagoes in the south"

LOL!

Just want to thank both Bama and Auburn fans for all the great comments on this thread. This is some good shit!

BaggyPantsDevil said...

The hate does indeed run deep in the SEC in general and in the state of Alabama specifically. This isn't a blog anymore, it's a chatroom.

Tittsmagee said...

To JDK and all the other BARNers,

Its funny how you keep bringing up that ALABAMA fans live in the past,which in all honesty we do, because we actually have a winning tradition and CHAMPIONSHIPS. However, the AUBURN fans are the people bringing up "4 in a row" and "fear the thumb" and your 13-0 season. But when it all comes down to it ALABAMA has the 38-31 lead in the series, so enjoy your 4 years of beating us while we were on prob. and 8 scholarships shorter than you. But 10-2 sounds much better than 9-3 to me. So, this year is the new year and its gonna be good.

Oh, and thank you for actually knowing that those NC rings from 2004 are FAKE. USC was the champions that year if I remeber correctly. And I heard yall had a good recruiting year to, Rings already made for that as well?

Anonymous said...

Fear the CHEESE!!!!!

Chuck Norris said...

Helen Keller's Fav. color is Chuck Norris.

Wangs said...

re: bathroom sign "don't drink the water" - is it for the Civil War Winners or the Civil War Losers?

Obivously, it was for the CWWinners - they would be the only folks who could read it.

And as a Michigan fan, we much appreciate the kindness you'alls showed Lloyd to keep him from sippin' from the commode.

Anonymous said...

I've lived in Alabama for 28 years when I took a teaching position at Auburn University. Let me tell you that commode at the Robert Trent Jones golf course has the best tasting water in the state!

Anonymous said...

Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant isn't the D1 winningest coach anymore, because the State of Alabama has a mandatory retirement age of 70. If Paterno and Bowden had retired at 70, they would not be ahead.

ROLLLLLLLLL TIDE ROLLLLLLLLL!!!!

Auburn fans enjoy what you have accomplished the last four years, because it will end. RTR

BAMA4EVR said...

Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant isn't the D1 winningest coach anymore, because the State of Alabama has a mandatory retirement age of 70. If Paterno and Bowden had retired at 70, they would not be ahead.

ROLLLLLLLLL TIDE ROLLLLLLLLL!!!!

Auburn fans enjoy what you have accomplished the last four years, because it will end. RTR

AUDan said...

What was this all about - oh yeah, the Eagle with the Tiger head. Very funny, and I'm an Auburn grad/fan. Thanks for the laughs - Oh and Bear didn't retire, he died, of DyeBeatUs.

Anonymous said...

You guys do not know true "rivalry" up there in the north.A true rivalry is when you define a " mixed marriage" as one spouse is a bama fan, and the other pulls for auburn( you see car tags down here: one side is blue and orange, the other side is crimson and white and it says" the house divided") . and the biggest question when a kid is born in that marriage is not what to name him/her....but rather which team he/she is gonna pull for.It's amazing, as my wife, who's from england, and has seen some intense rivalries in soccer herself, has told me. down here, paul bryant was our vince lombardi, only bigger.


oh yeah...and cool work...i've actually done work on the roof of the auburn university library, and let me explain about auburn a bit.The town and the university are almost one entity, meaning that i never knew where the town started and the university started.and working on that roof, being an alabama fan almost drove me friggin nuts, cause they have their fight song blasting out of a speaker many times during the day.......

cfbmex said...

Wow this is great...I love cfb b/c of this.

OK this is childish to say we don't know the meaning of a rivalry here in the North. I'm really getting the feeling here that AU/UA rivalry is like UM and MSU if we actually cared about State. Yes I realize the post was about Auburn, but it was in good fun. This is the same type of reaction a post targeting MSU would get. I call it the "little brother complex." (And I realize I wasn't the first to come up with that). And I like my OSU/UM rivalry better than AU/Bama. Just a question but did any coach ever get fired by either school for not beating the rival, a la St. Cooper?
Best of luck to both SEC schools.
and please someone fire Herrman. yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Actually we did ('Bama) fire a coach for winning consitently 10 games each year (9 games once?) but never beating Auburn. I haven't got my Football Guide handy so I may be somewhat off on the games, but the point is: he won well, except for Auburn, and was dismissed for it, basically.
Someone Posted this above:Auburn hands down graduates the most CEOs/professionals in the state of Alabama. Most Auburn fans went to Auburn. Most Alabama fans are lucky to have finished high school...I'd like to see those stats. Football never determines a good school. "

'Bama being subpar to Auburn is a joke. Point given: The College Academic Bowl Championships: Alabama has had more students on the team than any other school the past few years with Harvard coming in second. Here is the link:
http://uanews.ua.edu/anews2005/feb05/allusa021705.htm

Anonymous said...

err, here the link is again:
http://uanews.ua.edu/anews2005/feb05/allusa021705.htm

Anonymous said...

Ok, I don't have time to address the many ignorant statements in the comments section, so I'll stick to the main topic at hand: The Mascot Situation.
I don't get angry that this confuses people. I laugh at the ignorance that resonates from not being able to distinguish the difference between a mascot and a battle cry. It really can't be much easier to understand. As pointed out, both Bama and Michigan's situation is equally "confusing," yet Auburn fans have the cognitive capacity to comprehend that for example Alabama's team name is the Crimson Tide, the battle cry is Roll Tide, and their mascot is an elephant. I've also heard Tennessee fans have comprehension problems with this issue. You know, the Volunteers who have a Beagle for a mascot?
We hate to even bring up Plainsmen since you people have such a hard time wrapping your brains around the difference between our mascot and our battle cry, but I'll try to dumb down an explanation for you simpletons.
The town was named after Oliver Goldsmith's popular 18th century poem, "The Deserted Village", which begins:
Sweet Auburn! loveliest village of the plain,
Where health and plenty cheered the labouring swain
Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid,
And parting summer's lingering blooms delayed "
The poem was about a town called Auburn in Ireland, but our city borrowed the name: hence plainsmen.
The term is never used in association with football, but rather with men and women who attend Auburn University, so it should be a nonissue.
I hope I explained this on a reading level Michigan fans can understand. Bama fans are a lost cause.
Fear the thumb.

Anonymous said...

"We had no idea how much bad blood you guys had for each other."

You have NO IDEA . . . No disrespect to anyone associated with the revered OSU and UM football programs, but if you want to see a REAL rivalry, I challenge you to make the trip to the Plains next November. (I wouldn't recommend this year, as the game is in tuscaloosa - unless, of course, you long to bask in the glow of the omnipresent Bear,shining down upon you from the Great Trailer Park in the Sky.) I submit, respectfully, that if you made the trip, all your questions would be answered.

Anonymous said...

As a Michigan fan, I'm actually quite jealous of the great hatred that the Alabama and Auburn fans have shown each other on a Michigan board. I wish MSU could get a football team so we aspire to such greatness.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Michigan people have a sense of humor AFTER all! Clever, tho slightly misguided, but that's okay, we forgive you. You really should come on down to Auburn sometime to see what a real football game is like, especially if we are playing an SEC opponent that is not from the state of Mississippi. Nothing like it in the world. And the Iron Bowl is a religious experience in and of itself.

*BAM!* (ooops, sorry, that was Brodie Croyle being sacked AGAIN...)

Anyway, to clarify some of the previous comments: there is a big difference between glorifying "the past" from decades ago, and reveling in "the past" that is actually THE PAST FOUR YEARS! There is nothing like bammer "logic" - for example, it's okay to lose to Auburn because bammer was on probation, but how do you explain losing to Auburn when AUBURN was on probation? You can't, see. The frustration of you idiot bammers is spilling over the top - you know that last year was your last shot at a decent team for the next who knows how many years. You had Francione's last class of recruits, and there was a modicum of talent to start the season, but you still struggled against unranked teams you should have blown away, and your "unbeatable" offensive line got their asses handed to them by Auburn. Now that little bit of talent you had is gone (note that I did NOT say graduated). If I were you, bammie, I would be concerned - VERY concerned. bammer could have the top recruiting class for the next ten years, and you should STILL fear the thumb and the other five fingers as well. Why? Because your "scrapings off the bottom of the bammer legacy barrel" coach could not playcall his way out of a f@&%^@#! wet paper bag. I guess your propensity for intrafamily love prevents you from even beginning to consider someone as a coach at the Crapstone unless he either personally was around to kiss Bahr's boots or was otherwise was stupid enough to wear the crimson. You cannot conceive of the possiblity of an "outsider" coaching at your institution (boy, there's an appropriate word). Tubby OWNS Shula. But y'all are just too blind to see (and too stupid to admit) that bammer just isn't the dominant presence in the State of Alabama or even the SEC anymore. Kids today have no idea who Bear Bryant was, and the imagined prestige of playing at "his" school is just that - imagined. To anyone with a lick of sense, bammer just isn't in the equation. Who other than a bunch of brainwashed legacies would want to play at bammer, whose fans are just a bunch of frustrated, half-wit, inbred, mullet sporting, cheap beer drinking, sister screwing, El Camino driving, doublewide living, mesh cap wearing, GED flunking, toothless, gutless, classless, tasteless, rammer jammer morons? And that's just your women!!!

War Damn Eagle!
Auburn Jenny
(Yeah, a chick wrote this smack. In the SEC, the WOMEN know more about football than the entire male fan base of any other conference. PERIOD.)

Anonymous said...

as an Auburn graduate and big fan of our football team, I have always wondered what a Wolverine is. Is it a girl wolf? That's what my redneck friend (he's a Bammer fan) told me.

Anonymous said...

I think the #1 ranked offensive lineman in the nation sure knew who Bear Bryant was when he announced for Bama by putting a houndstooth hat on his head yesterday.

The greatest "tradition" at the university of auburn at opelika is throwing toilet paper in a tree. Wow. I know pee wee football teams with more tradition than auburn.

Anonymous said...

All you Mecheegan folks need to remember is it has been 1537 days since bama beat Auburn and the clock is ticking. Four in a row......now they FEAR THE THUMB!!!! Hope you see this Pete!!

Proud Tiger
Huntsville. Alabama

Anonymous said...

I have a friend that got his DVM at Auburn's Veterinary school. He told me they have spittoons in the hallways. SPITTOONS... IN THE HALLS...AT A UNIVERSITY...WHAT THE FUCK!!! Well that's just Auburn.

Anonymous said...

Let me explain why Bama treats Auburn with disdain. See growing up in Alabama back in the 1960's,
Bama ruled and Auburn was just that
cow college (chip) down south. Then came what Auburn saw as their
arrival in to National Prominence.
In the 1972 Iron Bowl Auburn blocked 2 fourth qtr punts and returned them both for touchdowns,
and won the game 17 to 16.
No sooner did the clock run to 0 did the bumper stickers appear with the score and the dig sticker (quote) Punt Bama Punt.
This was a new trend in Alabama I mean we never saw this before. The norm was Bama kicked Auburn's butt and that was that. But low and behold everywere their was an Auburn fans car these bumper stickers were placed to a point of obnoxious nausea.
Now that was 1972, but the next year and EIGHT more years after things were back to normal I mean Bama won 9 in a row!! So the only logical thing for Auburn to do to SELF-PROCLAIM their National prominence was to re-print those faded-out bumper stickers
(remember punt bama punt). As you can see Auburn has a long history of the Red Headed Step Child Look Me self-assertion. In 1982 Auburn won again 23-22 and guess what?
They were able to print new bumper stickers to put along side there new old ones. So you see in the state of Alabama, Auburn is like a case of the crab's, basically harmless but very very annoying.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and my newest bumper sticker says "Honk If You Sacked Brodie. AGAIN."

You guys just wished you had bumpers to put stickers on. The duct tape holding it to your El Camino tends to get in the way, doesn't it? I guess you could always write on the duct tape with crayons, but these days, you don't have a lot to write about, at least not where beating Auburn is concerned. Your last class of seniors never managed that, did they?

One recruit puts on a Bahr hat... yeah, that showed me right there... that just means he has been drinking the crimson Kool-Aid right along with the rest of you dysfunctional Bahr worshipers. He may not even know Shula-boy is the coach, since he didn't put on a hat that said "G^$%#&$mn Mother!%#$@%&! Sacked AGAIN?!?"

So sorry, Meecheegan people, for dragging your website into this, but you started it... just be glad you don't live this 24/7/365 - and that is no exaggeration.

Four In A Row.
Fear The Thumb.
War Damn Eagle, Punks.

Auburn Jenny

Anonymous said...

Did your sister have to get treatment for the crabs too, or did you share your prescription? You being the expert and all...

War Damn Eagle.

Yost said...

Jenny,

We don't mind. I just wonder what the over/under is on how long you guys can go on over, what we thought, was just a little humorous post. Wow.

We're impressed.

Anonymous said...

We interrupt this hijack to bring you the following message...

FEAR THE 11th DIGIT!

Now back to your regularly scheduled rants.

Anonymous said...

To the moron a few posts up that doesn't understand the confusion over differentiating between a mascot and a battle cry...try to follow. Michigan has 1 mascot (Wolverine) and 1 battle cry (Go Blue), that's one of each. A tangible thing associated with the sports teams and something people yell. As far as I've followed, you have a mascot (Tiger), a battle cry (Weagle....) and a War Eagle. There are two tangible things that can be associated with your sports teams. So if you can count, that's 3 things. It's a very real eagle that flies in your stadium. So what's the Eagle, a mascot or a battle cry? I'm assuming now that the Eagle is related to the battle cry, which up until now I was unaware of as I'd imagine most non SEC people were, and not a second mascot. Thanks to the helpful Auburn fans that explained and didn't expect that the whole country knows all the ins and outs of their traditions.

Anonymous said...

Fear The Thumb;
you mean the one you stick up your %ss while you jerk-off

Anonymous said...

LOL...how many days till the next Alabama-Auburn game? I predict that Southern forces will root upon this nice Northern piece of property for the foreseeable future.

Speaking of the future, I think we need to start a grassroots campaign to drum up a nice home-and-home series between Alabama and Michigan. The 2000 Orange Bowl encounter has proven to be a classic, and I certainly wouldn't mind the oppurtunity to venture up to Michigan Stadium and take in some of that excellant Maize and Blue atmosphere.

history1 said...

Auburn. Where the most common expression heard is "officer I swear I wuz just helpin' them sheeps over the fence."

Anonymous said...

I, like all good SEC fans, hate Auburn. But I have to say the one thing they've got going for them is that those Auburn girls are really easy, and more than a few of them are "backdoor mommas" (Auburn Jenny). They may not be the prettiest things around, especially here in the South where we pride ourselves on our beautiful women, but after 9-10 beers the mustache nearly disappears and that putrid stench becomes almost undetectable.

Anonymous said...

HAY BLUE:
When we get done with the mascot
thing can you look into the reason
Jordun-Hare Stadium is Pat DYE Field.

Anonymous said...

Just a footnote: "WEGL, WEGL, War Damn Eagle" evolved out of the 70's. Those were the call letters of the University radio station back in a time when FM album-oriented was hard to come by. So the radio station was held in high esteem at that time.

Oh, and by the way - this thread will die only when you decide to kill it.

One final note: having gone all the way through this thread, it is quite obvious that the real hatred and venom is coming from the "bammer" side. The feeling they are currently experiencing is akin to how Michigan fans would feel if MSU had out-recruited, outplayed you, outcoached you and basically owned your azz for the better part of a decade.

BammerBob said...

The Barners are just bitter. They don't take nearly as much pride in winning those Tractor Pull Competitions as they used to...

bamaurl said...

There's another auburn, i mean api, "tradition" that you folks are probably not aware...

api seems to be confused as to what their fight song is, because all you hear them play is Georgia's fight song!

Paula said...

I mean really! Is that all you Wolves have to do is talk about other peoples mascots and battle cries. Why don't you think about it, a lot of schoold have a mascot and a differe nt battle cry. Tennesse(they are the volenteers, yet the mascot is a dog). Alabama(The Crimson Tide, mascot Elephant). Why do you guys care so much about our traditions, why not be proud of your own traditions and not worry about everyone else.

assholenathensga said...

Do you have any pictures of an eagle's head on a tiger's body, cause that would be awesome. The keen eye sight accompanied by strength and agility. The only thing more awesome would be to attach Coach Crapperville's ears.

Anonymous said...

Hey Paula, you've got a real EAGLE and are called the TIGERS. Open your eyes to how someone that isn't aware your battle cry has something to do with an eagle may be confused about it. While you're at it try to find a sense of humor. It was a joke. No UM fans are disrespecting your traditions. I understand that someone not in the know wouldn't understand why we are the Crimson Tide and an Elephant is our mascot. Doens't mean they disrespect us.

ROLL TIDE ROLL

Wangs said...

Absolutely, no disrespect intended. (wink).

How can we toss stones? We cheer for a color: Go Blue! Let's Go Blue! Why the hell can't you hang on to the goddamn ball, Blue?

CrimsonRTR said...

And then, God created the University of Alabama, at which point he took a rib from the body of the University of Alabama and created Alabama Polytech from it.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Altogether too funny. I would like to go back to the consortium idea, about Bama and Blue home and home series! Of course, Auburn will always suffer from the "little brother syndrom", and because they (Auburn) don't have the rich tradition of Blue, Buckeyes, Irish, Trojans, and Bama (their are plenty of others as well), they will never accept or embrace tradition the way we fans do! C'est la vie!

Anonymous said...

and BTW, no offense taken (wink, wink)

Anonymous said...

Someone asked what Auburn's record is against Michigan. It is 1-1 with Auburn winning in the 1984(1983season) sugar bowl and Michigan winning in 2001 in the Citrus Bowl(now the Capital one bowl)

The 1983 Auburn Tigers win over Michigan was overlooked by the polls and Miami jumped from #5 to #1 with a win over Tom Osborn's Nebraska team. If Osborn had went for the tie instead of the win with about 5 minutes to go Auburn would have won the NC. Al Del Greco kicked three FG's to Michigan's one TD so the polsters felt that Miami was more deserving of the NC.

For what it is worth I would love to see Auburn play Michigan in the Big house.

Anonymous said...

Do you want to know why the Allbarn fans salivate so profusely at the prospect of beating Bama 5 times in a row?

It's becuase they've only done it once before, and that was almost 50 years ago during a period of time when they won their only claim to fame: a 1/2 National Championship. The 5 they won from 1954-1958 happened during the tenure of the worst coach in Bama history. Sorry to tell you this Plainsmen, but Mike Shula is no Ears Whitworth!

Some interesting facts for you to consider:

All Time Wins: Alabama 38, Allbarn 31

Wins since the 1948 Series Resumption: Alabama 34, Allbarn 25

Wins since 1977: Alabama 15, Allbarn 14

Also, in the Bryant and Post-Bryant eras, Bama has 5 series win streaks (a 9-game streak, a 5-game streak, a 4-game sreak, a 3-game streak and a 2-game streak) while Allbarn only has 3 series win streaks(two 4's and a 2).

In short, we know what 5+ series win streaks are like and Barners don't. Bama is college football royalty, and we know it. Allbarn is the never-has-been-and-never-will-be stepchild. Get over it Barners!

Silly Barners, National Championships are for schools like Bama and Michigan, not Allbarn!

Anonymous said...

I want to apologize to all on the Michigan blog, this is what happens when you give the bammers anything they can conceivably “make fun of Auburn” about. Having one winning season since the start of the new century combined with the knowledge your current coach has amassed ONE quality conference win in his coaching CAREER and is still getting embarrassed by your biggest rival kind of leaves, a sour taste in one’s mouth. All while having coach after coach turning down your “prestigious” coaching position. While the ones who do want to coach at U.A.T either sexually harass secretaries or pay for strippers on the University dime. It is a sad situation in West Vance and we have to hear about it all the time. We have tried Euthanasia programs but are just now making head way in the number of bammers that inhabit the planet.

Our mascot situation is a little confusing, but an Auburn person gets it. On another note I do like the picture those were very cool looking, so keep the satire up guys it is entertaining. War Eagle!

Auburn Scorp.

Anonymous said...

Well first of all I'd just like to let you know as an Auburn student that I appreciate the humor of the original post! As for the whole banter back and forth between the Auburn people and Alabama people, well that's typical since we really don't like one another. Anyways, the main reason I am posting is in response to the people who were talking about us almost losing our accreditation, for the record none of it had to deal with academics....the whole thing was about the board of trustees having too much control over how things were run. Some said that the school was being micromanaged by a group of powerful trustees...which may be the case, but we still have our accreditation and it never had to deal with academics. Just thought I'd clear that up, War Eagle!!

Anonymous said...

To "make fun of auburn"
Remember GOLLY GEE WIZ PIP SQUEAK
Terry Bowdown. Who was it he was having fling with while coaching
at cow u? Best I remember it was either a cheerleader(code for loose pig) or was it the Deans
daughter??? WOW talk about an embarrassing situation!!

Anonymous said...

Hey pachyderm, your accusation about Tater Tot Bowden is a figment of your imagination. Can you offer a link to any proof? On the other hand, a Google search will produce all kinds of facts about Dumbose and Price's affairs.

Anonymous said...

Hey UM folks, you may not be aware but I think Dr. Dave Middleton was the Dean of the UM Medical School at one time, he is a former Auburn football player, and a good one.

Anonymous said...

It is said that history repeats it's self so gather-round for it:

Twas right after the Iron Bowl
and all through the South
sat quiet Auburn Tigers
with their feet in their mouth.

Could this be the same bunch
that bragged so this year?
Seems their fine silk purse
is STILL a sows ear.

Ten out of twelve
they started to cuss
Lining up to re-board
their cow college bus

With tails between their legs
the Tigers limped home
to try and repair
their broken wishbone

As they rode back to Auburn
the Tide fans were smirkin'
And the happiest of faces
Belonged to one Ray Perkins

Ray said not to worry
It was quite early this year
For a big paper Tiger
is nothing to fear

"Never say Dye" bumper
stickers will say
"See Bo go" the wrong darn way

Nutri-sweet Tigers
are now Sugar free
To the Tide one and then right
Is that Memphis town I see?

Yes, an orange and blue tiger
looks funny it is said
with egg on its face
and its butt painted red!!!

Fear the winning Tradition

AU-Lorax said...

Ray Perkins? Are you kidding? Why not just say the Bear? You didn't mention anything about being on the Plains THIS year. What a joke.

Thanks to the Michigan fans for providing another medium for Auburn & Alabama fans to debate.

Anonymous said...

AU-Lorax are you kidding?
Thank's Michigan ...
In case you forgot YOU are the BUTT
of the joke (start at the top you dumbass) I know it is nice to be polite, so may I THANK Michigan
for the blog...
I see what you are trying to do is
get some help in here because you're getting smoked and you need help from Michigan to hang in.
Look, IF YOU CANT HANG WITH THE BIG DOGS, GET OFF THE PORCH!!
BTW; Know what happens when your dog is barking and yelping on the back porch, and your Auburn fan is crying and whining on the front porch?
When you let both of them in the house, The dog shuts-up!

Yost said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa, Anon. Don't drag us into the middle of this brutal conflict.

The initial post was just a good natured joke. That's all.

Terry Tide said...

I'm a Bama fan but I want to talk about Michigan. I think Michigan folks are cool. I worked with some people from Ann Arbor who moved to Alabama when their factory closed. They were all good people.
Another cool thing about Michigan is that one day a year it's ok to smoke dope.

PS I hate the barn also.

Anonymous said...

Since you are so knowledgeable on records, why don't you post the series record from since the Old Drunk died? I know why you didn't. It is because Auburn leads the series since then.

Since 1983 (the first year post-"the greatest drunk ever to walk a sideline")...
-Auburn is 13-10 vs. the Crapstone
-Auburn has had two seperate 4 game winning streaks over Bama.
-Bama has had just one 3 game winning streak over Auburn.

Gone are the days when Bahr could sign 60 players a year just so the other SEC schools couldn't field competitive teams.

You sit there and brag about how bad these times are for "The Univershitty of Alabama" and how you had 2 10-win seasons in these past 4 years. Yet, you never beat Auburn over that time. Face it, Auburn is the better team and currently owns your ass. That doesn't even get into the fact that your joke of a football team has never ever beaten us in your home stadium...EVER.

And I will close it with this...just to show you how bad your football program has gotten in the eyes of the media. In 2004, Auburn goes into YOUR stadium...wins by more than a TD...in miserable rainy conditions...but the media thought your program and football team were so SHITTY that Auburn actually lost votes in the poll. Do you think Ohio St. would ever be penalized for winning in the Big House by 8? No, because Michigan has respect. Do you think USC would be penalized by winning at UCLA by 8? No, and they only won by 4 last year and it still didn't hurt them. Why, because Alabama football is far from where it was 25 years ago. No one nationally thinks of your program like they did under the old alcoholic.

By the way, make sure our stadium is in good shape for when we come and make it 5-0 in Bryant Denny.

Anonymous said...

This year Bama went 10-2 and finished ranked 8th in both AP and USA Today/ESPN. So which media do you mean?
OH yea I forgot about about the WORLD RENOWNED OPELIKA NEWS PAPER!
Where did Bama end up their?

BTW You know why Chicago is the Windy City?
Because Auburn SUCKS that hard!!

Anonymous said...

Just like Georgia fans, you losers have to get enjoyment out of someone else beating Auburn. WHY??? Because you are both too big of a pussy to do it yourself. Try beating one of your biggest rival once and a while.

To all ball-lickers...31-30 bitch.
To all Turds...28-18 bitch.

Anonymous said...

Typical of Auburn fans. Someone pokes a little good-natured fun at them and the whole Auburn Nation rallies 'round the pitchfork. Big Blue do ya'll see what we have to put up with in the SEC. Now maybe you can understand why the whole conference hates Aubies.

clemsontiger1992 said...

I must post this. Being a UPer, from Marquette no less. Actually lived in Marquette when my father worked for the Dept of Defense @ KI Sawyer AFB in Gwinn, I am a frequent visitor to this site. I still miss Michigan and do support UM even though I did not go to school there. I was recruited to play baseball @ Clemson University when we moved from Michigan to North Carolina before my junior year of high school. This is the reason I'm posting. Clemson University is the ORIGINAL Tigers of CFB. Their nickname has been around longer than any other College or University. Longer than Auburn and longer than LSU. Not longer than the Detroit Tigers but then again that is MLB. I also have something else to add. You guys are hilarious. I have an ex who is an OSU alum and she constantly gave me crap about living in Michigan. I forwarded a link to this site to her just so she can understand why UM is right and OSU is wrong. Also if I remember correctly wasn't it Clemson that OSU was playing when Woody "nuttier than squirrel turds" Hayes had his monumental breakdown on national tv and attacked a Clemson DB? Keep the funnies coming and by the way, I stunk it up as a college ball player and sat the bench for the majority of my 4 years @ Clemson. I did get my degree in time though. Much to the delight of my parents I might add.

BaggyPantsDevil said...

ClemsonTiger,

You sure about Clemson being the first ever? I mean Princeton's been playing football since 1724.

OK, actually it's just since 1869.

And yeah, it was Clemson middle guard Charlie Bauman whose late game interception drew a punch from Woody Hayes. Ironically, Bauman now lives in Ohio.

Glad you like the blog here, the SEC perspective is always welcome and is highly entertaining.

And, congrats on the degree and actually having been involved in college football.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone on here ever been to that pit stop off I-20 called Tuskaloosa Correctional Facility(Home of the Criminal Elephants). Talk about about tradition, the only reason they are even mentioned on the national media outlets now a days is because someone is always doing something stupid. First it was Joe Namath(drunk), David Palmer(2 drunk) and then Mike Priceless- need I say more.

Anonymous said...

When it comes to attracting the national media, nothing compares to Ed Bradley's 60 Minutes piece about Eric Ramsey and Auburn Football. The national broadcast which played secret recordings by Ramsey revealing payments fom coaches and boosters prompted an NCAA investigation resulting in probation yet again for the Wegles. Yes Auburn you truly are the darling of the national media, except when your football team is undefeated.

Tenacious T said...
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Tenacious T said...

Sorry - regarding anon on Feb. 3, 2:57ish

What's wrong with being an old drunk?
Last time I checked it was awesome.

Roll Damn Tide!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of snitches such as Eric Ramsey, lets not forget the disgruntled Pepsi truck driver from UA(Union of Animals)by the name of Gene Jelks. He made more from telling on Bama than they paid him when he was their golden boy.

Anonymous said...

The tig-eag-er rocks. I salute you.

And never underestimate the power of the Bama/Auburn rivalry. I always thought U Texas and Texas A&M rivalry was bad until I moved to Alabama.

For those non-Alabama residents/former residents, it is a requirement when one moves to Alabama to choose either Bama or Auburn. You can't say "neither" or "insert your school here". You must choose--all else is sacrilege.

Anonymous said...

To all those who do not have a hand in this fighht: I apologize, this is really the only thing we have to cheer about. After observing the absolutely ridiculous amount of talent on Texas and USC, and then to read about the awesome recruiting years that Florida, USC, Florida State, and Georgia had, I came to a realization: neither one of our teams will be competing for anything more than at least 4th fiddle for many years to come. We (the collective units of Alabama, Auburn, and ah hell, Troy State), are sitting on the short end of the stick when it comes to respect, national exposure, and any kind of chance for ever competing in this modern era of BCS title games. Thus, the most we have to root for is "King Of The State", which for now belongs to UAB and Troy, because neither Alabama nor Auburn would dare play them.

Anonymous said...

^Clearly a Bama fan. Speak for yourself, Bammer.

Anonymous said...

auburn Bo Jackson and Pat Sullivan...bama who?

Anonymous said...

Hey Bama, stop losing to Auburn maybe?

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Anonymous said...

Here is your typical Auburn fan:

http://www.tolerance.org/news/feature/auburn/

assholenathensga said...

Bo Jackson had to change his name before he could attend Auburn. He couldn't spell Bob.

Anonymous said...

No, he was called Bo because the people that manage the Alabama game programs couldn't spell Blur,as in what the Bama defense saw when he ran past them.

Anonymous said...

When he ran passed them the wrong way.

Anonymous said...

You thought it was the wrong way because he ran circles around them Bammie turds.

Anonymous said...

As a graduate of the University of Alabama I am embarrassed by the behavior of both Alabama and Auburn fans here. Most never attended either university I'm sure and have little in their life to be proud of. So they latch on to one and flap their gums. The hate just jumps out of their comments. Such a waste...But the truth be known...Auburn...well they do suck. sorry

Para312 said...

Hey y'all. War Eagle! I thought your post was hilarious. As a note to the future, any time you bring up either Alabama or Auburn this is going to happen. This thread will also continue until you make it stop. There is no love lost between fanbases. Everybody, could we possibly take this somewhere else and stop bothering the Michigan fans? They didn't know they were providing another venue for this fued.

BaggyPantsDevil: When were you at Bragg? 94-96, 98-00 here. ALL THE WAY

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you guys in Michigan are getting a taste of what we auburn fans put up with year round down here. Very few bama fans can have a friendly debate without getting all worked up (actually, I think their rage is fueled in equal parts by cheap bourbon and envy. After all, Auburn fans generally have jobs, pretty wives, and ALL of our teeth). I think the pics and story about our mascots is hilarious and I'll probably check this site regularly from now on. Peace out and War Damn Eagle.

USTACHIEFUM
Al.com forum ranter

Anonymous said...

This just in, Brodie has been sacked again.

Anonymous said...

I actually read this a while back Yost - it's pretty damned funny, even as an Auburn fan. Of course it was recently linked by some Bama fans when they got electricity & phone lines into thier project, so it;s resurfaced again.

Keep up the funny stuff, War Eagle & Buck Fama!

Anonymous said...

This just in....Brodie has now been sacked sooooo many times, he knows just how "the Bear" feels....DEAD......6 feet under...pushin' up daisies.....just like the UAT/bammer program!

War Eagle from Georgia!
Here's to 5 in a row!

Anonymous said...

This just in....Brodie has now been sacked sooooo many times, he knows just how "the Bear" feels....DEAD......6 feet under...pushin' up daisies.....just like the UAT/bammer program!

War Eagle from Georgia!
Here's to 5 in a row!

BamaGrad1985 said...

He knows how "the Bear" feels? Dead?

Damn, it's amazing how Coach Bryant still haunts the minds of Auburn fans more than 20 years after his death.

That IS intimidation.

I've also read where many of you Auburn fans refer to Coach Bryant as "the drunk" or "the old drunk"?

If Coach Bryant was drunk during those years, what the hell was Bear's whippin' boy Shug Jordan on? Smack?

Anonymous said...

For those who think their rivalry is better try to debate it with an Alabama - Auburn fan and you will lose everytime. Fans down here are already planning next year's tailgate parties and vacations to recover. The biggest difference between Auburn and Alabama fans is that while Alabama has lost 4 in a row, we don't know the name and number and every quote said by an Auburn player, we are more worried about our team and getting back to winning championships. Auburn has beaten Alabama 4 in a row and they still bitch and whine and complain about Alabama fans, players, coaches and quotes that were said months ago. Auburn fans have this complex they can't seem to shake. You would have thought they won a national championship this year even though they had a worst record than Alabama. They truly are the greatest fans who accept mediocrity.

30yearBamaGirl said...

I love the pics. I have always been confused about why there are two 'animals' on the field. I do understand the difference in a battle cry and a mascot, however, as I am a University of Alabama fan. I hate that there were so many crass and demeaning posts to this. I have always respected Michigan as a force in football. There are a few others that I respect, not including AU or UT. Any team/school/fans that think it's okay to act a fool, buy their way out of players' problems with the law, lie, recruit players with bought high school diplomas, etc., aren't worth respect. Anyway, I wanted to let y'all know that not all of us from Alabama are rednecks, nor are we all Republicans. We are not all so wrapped up in this glorious rivalry that we know every stat about every team our school of choice ever had. I LOVE college football - especially UofA. I LOVE the rivalry in a 'getting your blood going' kind of way, but not in taking anybody's blood. It's not that important in the grand scheme of things. My life has gone on in the last four years. It will continue. I do feel like Bama will be a huge powerhouse again soon, as will Michigan. I'd love to see these teams play each other in a few years. ROLL TIDE ROLL and keep up with the creativity! It's great.

Oh, yeah. We do have culture here, at least in Huntsville. We also have hockey. UAH has been a great hockey team over the years. We also have some minor league hockey and baseball teams throughout the state.

BamaGrad1985 said...

30yearbamagirl,

Even within the "Auburn family" there is conflict regarding the whole Tiger-War Eagle thing.

Considering AU's school of veterinary medicine, I suspect the current confusion started years ago when the school's AD made a phone call to the guys in the veterinary school. It probably went something like this:

AU AD: "Hey guys! We've just learned that Georgia will have a live bulldog on the sideline this year. Do you have a tiger we can place on the AU sidelines?"

VETS: "Sorry, sir, we don't have a tiger. However, WE DO have a sick eagle, two sick kittens and three sick cows."

AD: "Hell. Just send us the eagle. We'll name it 'Tiger' and place it on the sideline. The fans probably won't know the difference."

Anonymous said...

BTW 30yearbamagirl, Alabama has a hockey team now, called The Frozen Tide. They play their first game today Feb. 18 against Vanderbilt! I looked at the roaster and most of the players are from AL or GA, so I bet they've got a lot of work before they are competitive.Checkout their website:
http://home.mindspring.com/
~c.english/index.html
One other thing, I thought it was hilarious they you mentioned culture and hockey in the same paragragh. Is that a first?
Roll Tide

bama said...

We bama fans say we have 12 national championships, then Barner fans respond with a "4 in a row" did Brodie jsut get sacked again? Well Barners, I'd sure as hell take 12 National championships AND leading the overall record between us instead of 4 in a row. See, we have had almsot a 100 years fo exellence. And all you guys can say is 4 in a row. I dont blame you guys either because I would want to rub it in my rivals face before it comes back and bites me in the ass.

30yearBamaGirl said...

Anon and Bama,
I have read about the hockey team. I hope it catches on, but then again, I don't know how on earth it would ever become an official SEC sport with the whole girls=boys team memebership rules. Also, hockey and culture can go together. You just have to learn to be open to all types of culture. The guys from the local team a few years back were quite intelligent, overall, and I enjoyed conversation with them as much as watching them play. (I used to work in news, so I got to know a few of them.) RTR!!

Anonymous said...

We cant beat Auburn so we talk about the past. Do you all remember the 60's and 70's?
This just in, Brodie got sacked again.

BamaGrad1985 said...

Uh, Anon, everything that has ever happened is in the past.

That includes Bama's 12 national titles, 21 SEC titles and 38 wins over Auburn. That also includes Auburn's 1 national title, 6 SEC titles and the four wins over Bama you mentioned (along with 27 other wins).

It's ALL in the past.

1-800-AUB-1957 is the official AU ticket phone line. It doesn't appear that AU will have reason to change this phone number anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

I would never put down Alabama's campus because I blieve it is very much so comprable to Auburn. However please do not show stupidity by putting down the surrounding city until you figure a way to transport Bama's campus out from the middle of that thug infested getto that surrounds it. Also I'll admit Alabama's tradition (as meaninless as that is today) is richer than Auburn's but for pete's sake just admit that Auburn has dominated Alabama over last the dozen years or so especially since we rolled over to the new mellinium (which I'm pretty sure is all any of you reading this can actually remember, if that). And lastly I don't really now how I ended up getting linked to a Michigan rag, but the fact that you even spend time starting something about Auburn or Alabama lets me know that you all have come to terms with your insignificant place in present day college football.

Anonymous said...

Now can somebody tell me wtf a "weagle" is? Just a nifty rhyming word I guess.

Yeah it is, but not as nifty as the next line in the cheer: "Kick'em in the butt Big Blue" (Ah, yes . . . yet another Auburn nickname).

Anonymous said...

Vefore I start, I'm not an Aub or Bama fan. Im a GA fan.

The problem with Alabama fans is that they live in the past. And when you tell them this, they say well everything is in the past. The only problem is that the past they live in is 30-40 years ago. No one questions how good Alabama use to be. They use to be one of the best teams in football every year. But you dont hear the 49ers telling the Colts about all of the Super Bowls they use to win.

But when you mention that over the past 25 years Auburn has been the better program, they go crazy. It doesnt matter that Auburn has beat Alabama more times then they have beat Auburn, and Auburn has won more total games.

Im a GA fan and I dont really like one of the schools more then the other. But Alabama fans always have to bring up things from 30-40 years ago, while Auburn fans can stay in the recent past.

If an Alabama fan was talking to a USC or Texas fan, they would tell them that Alabama is better because they have won more Championships in the past. It doesnt matter if USC has won 36 of their last 37 games(or what ever the stat is).

And to be honest the school that most SEC fans hate the most are Alabama fans. Mostly because they are cocky, and they have no reason to be.

Just one example is that they try to tell Auburn fans that they were better this year because they won 1 more game. It doesnt matter that Auburn beat them like a drum this year.

BamaGrad1985 said...

Anon,

First, the only thing sadder than a goofy barner is a goofy barner who acts like the fan of another school in an attempt to have more credibility.

Second, I must take exception to your "Bama fans live in the past" statement. Bama fans sellout every home game each year and are one of college football's most supportive fan bases on the road. The part you don't seem to grasp is the fact that Bama fans are competitive in a variety of areas, including national records which are cumulative in nature. Bama fans proudly followed the 2005 season which was a success for several reasons. The most important of these was the fact that our seniors endured much turmoil during their time at UA (3 head coaches and 24 scholarship cuts over three years) and managed a 10-2 season during their final season. They also managed extend Bama's national record for 10-win seasons, most bowl appearances and most bowl wins. All achievements which are cumulative in nature.

The most ignorant claim you made is your fantastic example of how a Bama fan would interact with a USC fan or Texas fan after their most recent NC. (If you have a link to back up this claim, please post it here.) Bama fans have much respect for these fine programs, which are considered among the 10 or 12 most storied college football programs in the nation. (This is a group that also includes the likes of Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Nebraska, USC, Penn State, Ohio State and, yes, Alabama.) Our respect for this group of programs is based on their overall winning traditions, NCs, bowl victories, top 10 finishes, etc. all of which are cumulative honors.

Now, to get back to this particular thread, Bama fans DO have difficulty accepting smack from the fans of a program that doesn't hold a candle to Bama. AU fans attempt to discredit Bama's NCs without understanding, apparently, that their own NC(s) is/are tainted by NCAA probation. AU fans like to mouth off about Bama's recent NCAA trouble, but they fail to understand that Auburn holds the SEC record for NCAA major infractions cases with seven (which is only one case less than SMU). It seems of late that AU's most glorious achievement is beating Bama four times in a row during a time in which Bama has suffered from three coaching changes and major scholarship cuts. (Salute!) All of this smack talk from Auburn fans is simply annoying.

I'll start taking the AU smack talk more seriously the day when Auburn has less NCAA major infractions cases than Bama, more conference titles than Bama, more national championships than Bama and an overall winning record versus Bama. Until then, AU fans should quietly go about their business.

Anonymous said...

Bamagrad, just so you know im the GA fan from above. I dont think you understand that anyone who is not registered can post as anonymous. So all the anonymous are not the same person.

And secondly, I have friends that are alabama fans, auburn fans, usc(southern cal. not south carolina) and the bama friend always throws around the 12 nc line.

and i didnt say that you dont have respect for usc, texas, etc. but most alabama fans do not.

and again you say that a school that has beaten you 4 times in a row does not hold a candle to your school. hmm... again im a GA fan and you know that auburn is a big rival for us. so by no means do i want to give them any extra credit.

and im not saying that alabama didnt have a good team or a good year. but this year auburn was better then you guys. they proved it on the field. just like they beat us. i mean it would be like auburn talking smack to ga tech fans because they had a better record. tech whipped them on the field, that settled who the better team is.

its also funny that you claim i'm an auburn fan because i didnt agree with you. that seems to be the most popular response from alabama fans when someone doesnt agree that bama is the greatest school ever.

BamaGrad1985 said...

Anon: "And secondly, I have friends that are alabama fans, auburn fans, usc(southern cal. not south carolina) and the bama friend always throws around the 12 nc line."

BG: "One friend who is a Bama fan is hardly a sampling from which you can make grand assumptions."

Anon: "and i didnt say that you dont have respect for usc, texas, etc. but most alabama fans do not."

BG: "So you've conducted a survey to determine this? Or are you still drawing grand conclusions based on the one friend you know who happens to be a Bama fan?"

Anon: "and again you say that a school that has beaten you 4 times in a row does not hold a candle to your school."

BG: "They have bragging rights regarding those specific games. However, as I pointed out, Bama fans are competitive in a lot of other areas (overall wins, 10-win seasons, bowl appearances, bowl victories, etc.) There are a handful of programs that are competitive in these areas. Auburn is not one of them. Therefore, AU fans have a difficult time understanding why Bama fans keep up with this stuff."

Anon: "and im not saying that alabama didnt have a good team or a good year. but this year auburn was better then you guys. they proved it on the field. just like they beat us. i mean it would be like auburn talking smack to ga tech fans because they had a better record. tech whipped them on the field, that settled who the better team is."

BG: "Yes, AU had a better team than UA this year. I hope the AU fans enjoy it while they can."

Anon: "its also funny that you claim i'm an auburn fan because i didnt agree with you. that seems to be the most popular response from alabama fans when someone doesnt agree that bama is the greatest school ever."

BG: "LOL! I claimed you're an Auburn fan not because you disagreed with me, but because you voice many of the goofy opinions voiced by Auburn fans. Among these is the claim that "Bama fans are the worst fans in the SEC." Anyone with extensive experience in dealing with a wide variety of SEC fans will tell you that the most obnoxious fans in the SEC are LSU fans. It's not even a contest. BTW, not even I claim that Bama is the greatest school ever (in college football). And I certainly wouldn't expect an Auburn, uh, Georgia fan to believe that either. IMO, that honor is currently a toss up between Michigan and Notre Dame. However, Bama is certainly among the top ten college football programs of all time, IMO."

Anon, do most UGA fans this much time and effort defending AU's program and AU's fans? Or are you different from most UGA fans in this respect? :)

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