The new and wildly popular iPhone app, Fancred, is basically the perfect mixture of Twitter and Facebook without a bunch of baby pictures and political memes. In fact, it uses some funky algorithm that actually deletes family pictures from your phone if you try to upload them to the Fancred servers. No, but really. It's a sports-only social network. If you have an iPhone, you should get it. If you have another phone for some reason, the code monkeys are Fancred are working on it.
Since we know that justice will not be truly served through Harvey Updyke's weak sentence, I asked the Cred Heads for better sentences that would make Harvey sorry for what he did. I asked specifically for creativity. I'd say that was accomplished. My favorite has to do with tying a rat to his back and letting the eagle loose.
This afternoon, Harvey Almorn Updyke, Jr. plead guilty to poisoning the Toomer's Oaks, according to Lee County District Attorney Robbie Treese. Yes, Treese. Technically it was "Criminal Damage to an Agricultural Facility," a class C Felony. So I guess they are just trees to some people.
The sentence, if you want to call it that, puts Updyke behind bars for three years, but only requires him to serve at least six full months in jail. Oh, and because he's already spent a little over 100 days, that have been split up over the last 2-and-a-half years, he's only required to serve around 75 more days. Done laughing yet? There's a little more.Once he is released from jail, he will be under supervised probation for a period of five years, where he will have a 7 p.m. curfew, will be forbidden from attending any collegiate athletic event, and banned from any Auburn University property. He will also be unable to talk to the media, which is probably the biggest blow to his unremorseful ego.
Auburn has updated the look of their weight room this offseason. It didn't cost 9 million dollars. It doesn't come with a loudmouth strength coach. It comes with weights and workout machines. It just gets the job done. And is that a picture of Tre Smith lifting weights on one of the columns? Interesting choice.
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On this date, 120 years ago, the Auburn football team (actually the football team from Agricultural & Mechanical College) took on the team from the University of Alabama at Lakeview Park in Birmingham, AL. It was their first ever meeting. The men from Auburn won that game by the score of 32-22.
In a what turned out to be a terrible decision, ESPN did not the cover the game, so we don't have an video of the event to see. Luckily a few amateur photographers had their cell phones and were able to snap a few shots. Unfortunately, cell phones only took black and white pictures back then. Here are a few:
Charles Barkley has no filter. Sometimes that's a bad thing. Sometimes that's a good thing. In regards to what he did/said on TNT last night, it's a good thing... if you like trolling Alabama fans as some of us like to do.
It's a real shame that Charles can't even make a classy move like going to Tuscaloosa to congratulate Nick Saban and... well, just watch.
We did it, guys! We did it! After what was probably the worst half of basketball Auburn has played in a long time (and that's saying A LOT), Alabama backed it up with an equally terrible performance in the 2nd half to allow Auburn to pull out the upset 49-37. I hate saying that, but it was an upset.
So here's how it went: the girl who sang the national anthem, who was an Auburn grad with a great voice, messed up the words. She said "ramparts" in two consecutive lines. We should have known then that things weren't going to go well. But she finished it out strong and got a good ovation. A complete representation of the night, actually.
Auburn missed 2,827 layups, putbacks, and other easy shots in the first half en route to only scoring 13 points. It took them seven minutes to score one point. Exactly seven minutes. I looked at the scoreboard as it went in -- 13:00. They did all of that with 3/4 of the Malzahns sitting right under that basket.
The thing is that Alabama didn't play much better in only scoring 23 points. If they had even a somewhat decent performance, they could have been up by 30 at the half. But they didn't.
As the year 2012 comes to a close today, it's time to take a look back at 366 days worth of blogles and view the ten that piqued your interest the most. Given that this year was not kind in any way to the Auburn Tigers, I'm as ready to get to the new year as anybody. When the big three sports combine for a 45-57 record, it's hard not to look ahead, but you don't know where you're going unless you know where you've been... or something like that.
As it was last year, my uniform obsession seems to have seeped into your brains and taken a stronghold. Of the top ten most read blogles, four were uniform-related. Apparently it's not as pointless as some may suggest. It's fun, isn't it?
As far as the 'Blogle and all things 'Blogle are concerned, there was a slight drop in overall page views, but we all know that has to do with the fact that nobody wanted to read anything about Auburn after around October. Twitter followership did jump up around 9,000 sheep, uh, followers to over 25,000 in the year 2012, so there's that. As a guy that just does this as a hobby, I'm pretty proud of that. And as last year, I beg you, just give me a dollar a month. How hard would that be? I'm only slightly kidding.
Another year has passed and the 'Blogle is still here, so we can call it a success. I have many things planned for the new year, but I'll lay those out in my Resolutions post in the next day or so. For now, take a look back and feel free re-read the top 10 blogles of 2012.
Rick Muscles (@rickmuscles) is an Alabama fan and Ole Miss season ticket holder. He has written for Everyday Should Be Saturday, Friends of the Program, Roll Bama Roll, and has also done a few Other Sidelines for me (last season, summer). He also does a little podcast called Friends with Muscles (I was on it once or twice). In real life he's a recovering alcoholic claims adjustor who loves to lift weights and see rock concerts.
1. How bad does Alabama have to play and how good does Auburn to play for the Tigers to win the Iron Bowl this Saturday?
Auburn has to play as well as it would feel to have Louis CK tell you jokes while Brooklyn Decker put her t----s on your head and gave you a back rub. Bama will have to play worse than a haircut from Muhammad Ali.
Not saying miracles don't happen but the Mayan apocalypse ain't happening until next month.
2. Do you fear a slight letdown this week considering that Alabama fans don't care about beating Auburn, instead only caring about winning championships?
I do fear a let down. Bama is coming off a big weekend despite playing Western Whichever ACC State. Everyone in town seems to be looking ahead to Miami. Not sure it will affect the game though.