Jason Dufner hasn't won a tournament this PGA season, but that doesn't mean the endorsements have stopped rolling in. You may remember his Comcast commercial from last summer, so he's no stranger to the camera -- especially when he's sitting, looking less than enthused in a classroom.
Now he has a new commercial endorsing the PGA Tour Pro Series clothing line (I'm actually wearing one of their shirts right now). Jason steps up his acting game in this ad, which includes an appearance by his wife, Amanda. Remember their their wedding day music video? Some people thought that was weird, but whatever. Anyway, here's the new one.
It's hard to believe it, but today marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of the legendary voice of Auburn, Jim Fyffe. He will forever and always been linked to his simple, yet perfect way of yelling "Touchdown Auburn!" after each score, that he admittedly screamed in a somewhat obnoxious way because he was once told by an Alabama fan that he didn't like it.
Jim was part of some of the best years of Auburn football, and gave us some of the best calls that any fan of any of team would enjoy. Here are my top three calls, followed by a montage of his best below:
1. Reggie Slack to Shane Wasden (Florida 1989) - With 26 seconds left, on 4th-and-11, Reggie Slack found Shane Wadsden alone in the back of the end zone. Fyffe yells the call with almost an angry excitement. You could just feel him grabbing Charlie Trotman and pulling him around by his shirt.
You know those old pictures from the 1970's hanging in random Auburn establishments showing an aerial view of the Auburn campus and surrounding areas? Well now, thanks to @wardamnphil of 1L Photo, we have an updated view.
This past weekend, there was an airshow at the Auburn University Regional Airport (the site of many great events in Auburn history), which gave Phil the opportunity to hop in a helicopter, as part of his day job, and take a few shots. Among them are many views of Samford Hall, as well as the first tree-less aerial view of Toomer's Corner that I've seen. They are beautiful and should be hanging in Campus Barber Shop or Byron's Smokehouse someday.
Then, in the 8th inning, someone said something to the effect of "oh, we at least scored." Then I started paying attention.
What happened next was something of great beauty and slight irony. As you probably know by now, the Tigers put 12 runs on the board, all with less than two outs.
To top it off, Dan Glevenyak, who had zero homeruns on the season, hit not one but two 3-run homeruns. JSU used five pitchers and took 71 pitches to get Auburn out. 71 in one inning.
Not since the Mother's Day Meltdown of 2011, when Auburn also had a 8-0 lead over Georgia, but eventually gave up 9 runs in the 9th inning to lose 14-11, have I seen anything like this comeback (also the same week as Mother's Day). Yes it was just JSU, but they are a strong team and are projected to make the NCAA tournament.
Yesterday, Auburn baseball defeated #18 Ole Miss by a score of 5-4 (recap), also winning the series. The game included awful umpiring, a coach ejection, excellent relief pitching, timely homeruns, and timely homerun robbing. In fact, Auburn's right-fielder, Hunter Kelley, robbed dos (it was Cinco de Mayo, had to).
That's a major feat itself, but you may also remember that Auburn's left fielder, Cullen Wacker, robbed an Ole Miss homerun in a game last season as well. Why are the Tigers such thieves of the Rebears? At least six runs have been stolen in just three simple catches. Future ESPN headline: MORE THIEVERY ON THE PLAINS.
My love for the comedic stylings of the Auburn University Bookstore student workers has been well documented. Around 9 months ago, they released Episode One of their The Office-style docu-com(?). It made me laugh. Hard.
A few weeks ago, they asked for help with Gameday buttons in the same style. Today, in true college slacker fashion, after taking the same amount of time as the full gestational period of a human baby, they give us Episode Two. Enjoy.
As you probably know, Gus Malzahn released the post-Spring depth chart for the 2013 season yesterday afternoon. There were a few surprises, but it was mostly what should be expected. I must remind those that are acting like this is what we'll see on the field on August 31st, that a lot will happen before then, and Auburn will take in 20+ more players before then.
This chart should be used as nothing more than something to talk about as we approach the full and true offseason.
So that's what I'll do. Let's have a few words about what Gus have given us now that his first Spring practice as Auburn's head coach has ended.
QB: Jonathan Wallace OR Kiehl Frazier
Ah, don't you just love a good "OR" on a depth chart. That right there should tell you how much we should put into this whole thing, but I guess I'll go on. We knew this was coming. Neither separated himself from the other by A-Day, and considering Nick Marshall and Jeremy Johnson are coming in, it's best to just wait and see what happens.
Back in December, Coach Gus Malzahn called parts of the Auburn Family as a sort of "glad to be back." I say "parts of" because I didn't get a call. Still bitter.
Yesterday, Cam Newton, apparently using the same call list, dialed a few numbers of the Auburn faithful as well. His message was one of thanks and bewilderment at the large crowd on A-Day. He also included a reminder about the 2013 season opener against Mike Leach and his Washington State Cougars. He concluded the call with his unorthodox way of saying "War Eagle" that we all grew to love in his speech at the 2010 National Championship celebration.
If you were like me, and weren't lucky enough (or enough of a contributor) to get a call, you can listen below.
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Dang, he must really hate Auburn, but anyway. Maybe one day I'll get on this call list. Did you?